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(10-05-2019, 05:27 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 05:09 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: I lasted one day at 17 as a dishwasher at a place on the beach in West Haven CT known as Jimmies of Savin Rock. If I could send my work ethic from now back to my teen self I would have had the sense to walk out of the shithole in under an hour. It was miserably hot in that kitchen and the work never ended. One of the owners would be in the kitchen screaming at us to move faster. In retrospect I should have hauled off and broken his face.

Lmao

You know what they say about heat and kitchens!!

I have worked in food, entertainment, and service for 35 years!!


You learn to hurry up and wait ... Much like the armed forces.

I could have handled the heat. It was the asshole yelling I could not handle. In my early 30's I worked in a true hell environment as far as heat goes. I was a kiln attendant at Dal Tile. There is nothing like busting ass next to a 3,000 degree kiln. I was about 33 when I worked there. It was one of those jobs that had a bit in common with being a pro athlete in that once you were past your twenties your ability to do the job went down hill fast. The kids aged from 19 to 24 had no trouble at all. The geezers over 30 all struggled. If your relief failed to show you were there for another 8 hours of hell.

In 1993 the job paid $10.00 an hour and came with health and dental. They also paid us triple time on holidays. The job was loading un-fired tile onto little cars on tracks. Every 40 minutes a car would come out of the kiln and you would have to push another car in. Once the tile was cool enough to handle with heat resistant work gloves you would take tile samples. The tiles would then be measured on a measuring board. Next a few drops of India Ink would be dropped onto the tile and then you would drop it in a bucket of water. If the ink stained the tile it meant we had a big problem. If not all was good and it was time to dump the tile in boxes.

I lasted six months there and never missed a day. I once had to work a triple shift on a holiday so I really made out that day.

My first interesting job as an adult was when I was about 21 and got a job as an adult porn store clerk. I could write a book about the weird shit that went on in that store. 13.5 hours a day for $50.00 was really shitty pay. But just like the Army slogan, it wasn't just a job, it was an adventure.
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I was 14 in high school.. Pizza Hut.. making pizzas.. yeah baby..
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(10-05-2019, 05:44 PM)Hazmat Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 05:09 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: I lasted one day at 17 as a dishwasher at a place on the beach in West Haven CT known as Jimmies of Savin Rock. If I could send my work ethic from now back to my teen self I would have had the sense to walk out of the shithole in under an hour. It was miserably hot in that kitchen and the work never ended. One of the owners would be in the kitchen screaming at us to move faster. In retrospect I should have hauled off and broken his face.

Washing dishes is like washing your hands in other peoples barf, add some heat, stink and a screaming boss and you`ve got hell on earth

And yet the entire operation is dependent on the dishwasher for the day/night to progress.

I have had them walk out on me several times throughout the years... Always when It was so busy they couldn't handle it, blew a gasket and walked out. Royally screwing all of the other workers and customers in the process.

I still hand wash and dry my dishes at home. I am a badass dishwasher. Chuckle

I started out as a dishwasher when I was 14... I had two jobs then. I also worked in a New Age Bookstore/Massage parlor for Four dollars and 65 cents an hour!

Good times... lean but good.

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(10-05-2019, 02:51 PM)Daughter Of Ur Wrote: I'm bored lying around... this topic just popped into my head.

Tell us all about your first job or jobs... were you still living with your parents or did you start working after you moved out?

Did you end up in a completely different field than you thought you would as a kid?


daydream

My first real job was making isopach maps for Phillips Oil. I was 14.
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(10-05-2019, 06:13 PM)Bubbles Wrote: I was 14 in high school.. Pizza Hut.. making pizzas.. yeah baby..

Any special toppings?
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(10-05-2019, 06:17 PM)Hazmat Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 06:13 PM)Bubbles Wrote: I was 14 in high school.. Pizza Hut.. making pizzas.. yeah baby..

Any special toppings?

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(10-05-2019, 06:16 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 05:44 PM)Hazmat Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 05:09 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: I lasted one day at 17 as a dishwasher at a place on the beach in West Haven CT known as Jimmies of Savin Rock. If I could send my work ethic from now back to my teen self I would have had the sense to walk out of the shithole in under an hour. It was miserably hot in that kitchen and the work never ended. One of the owners would be in the kitchen screaming at us to move faster. In retrospect I should have hauled off and broken his face.

Washing dishes is like washing your hands in other peoples barf, add some heat, stink and a screaming boss and you`ve got hell on earth

And yet the entire operation is dependent on the dishwasher for the day/night to progress.

I have had them walk out on me several times throughout the years... Always when It was so busy they couldn't handle it, blew a gasket and walked out. Royally screwing all of the other workers and customers in the process.

I still hand wash and dry my dishes at home. I am a badass dishwasher.  Chuckle

I started out as a dishwasher when I was 14... I had two jobs then. I also worked in a New Age Bookstore/Massage parlor for Four dollars and 65 cents an hour!  

Good times... lean but good.

Tell that to your grand kids when they come around...
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(10-05-2019, 06:16 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 02:51 PM)Daughter Of Ur Wrote: I'm bored lying around... this topic just popped into my head.

Tell us all about your first job or jobs... were you still living with your parents or did you start working after you moved out?

Did you end up in a completely different field than you thought you would as a kid?


daydream

My first real job was making isopach maps for Phillips Oil. I was 14.

Just remembered that I was working two at the same time. The other one was drafting mechanical illustrations/break down illustrations for a patent office.
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(10-05-2019, 06:28 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 06:16 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 02:51 PM)Daughter Of Ur Wrote: I'm bored lying around... this topic just popped into my head.

Tell us all about your first job or jobs... were you still living with your parents or did you start working after you moved out?

Did you end up in a completely different field than you thought you would as a kid?


daydream

My first real job was making isopach maps for Phillips Oil. I was 14.

Just remembered that I was working two at the same time. The other one was drafting mechanical illustrations/break down illustrations for a patent office.

You were (and are) a genius and uber-talented!
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Bottom line here is, none of us got anything for free, we all worked, hard and made something of ourselves.
There are only one or two basement dwellers on this board, thank God, that seem to have all night to do nothing but hover
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