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Old 08-28-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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I got my first real full time job at the age of 20

Before that I worked with friends and family at 14 and 15
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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I was a newspaper boy at 12 and then a gas station attendant at 15. (I don't count mowing yards and doing other odd jobs for money.)
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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16 - grocery store.

I worked at a computer shop at 17 and went back to the grocery store at 18. Worked at Walmart and for my uncle's structured cabling business in college.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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First "grown-up" real job: Age 18

Started worked for my Uncle at 13 (turned 14 later that Summer)

Worked weekends at a suitcase factory starting at 15
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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11 - full time 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. cutting fruit.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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Your first ever job?

I believe most if not all posts in the thread linked include age.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I took over my brother's newspaper job, sitting on a bench at a clothing plant, selling the local paper, at 12. Quite a few part time jobs until 18 when I worked for a local university.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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I got my first job as a porter in a bowling alley at 16. You had to have good grades and I marched right up there with my report card after I got my learners permit (gotta have priorities). Oddly enough, that job kinda wrecked my grades for a bit. I was putting in way too many hours for that 3.35 per hour.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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When I was a kid in the 1950's, it was very common (the rule, rather than the exception) to have odd jobs starting fairly young, like 12, say. Stuff like baby-sitting, mowing lawns, shoveling snow, paper routes, etc., etc. Certain jobs have been eliminated, such as caddying at golf courses being largely replaced by electric golf carts.


Not sure whether the OP had in mind odd jobs while still in junior high or high school or genuine full-time work. In any case, I think it's too bad that it's no longer so easy for kids to find odd jobs because it was a good thing on so many levels: learning about the outside world, building a work ethic, enjoying the sense of accomplishment by earning one's own spending money, etc.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Babysitting 12 yo
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