This week Mama Kat wanted to know about my first job (and yours too of course).
I mentioned in the video that my first job was one of the first times I can remember standing up for myself in an adult way. I wrote about it while back, Moxie Runs In the Family.
So what was my first ever job? Here’s a hint:
If you guessed grocery store cashier then you were exactly right. I worked for a local chain that is no longer in business. At the time cigarettes were $1.50 a pack with tax. I remember that because we sold a LOT of cigarettes. We also sold a lot of soda.
This store was also one of those “bag your own groceries” types of stores. As I would scan the items I would place them in a cart next to my register (kind of like Sam’s does). This made me super OCD about how grocery items are placed in the cart, a little quirk that stuck with me. Holy hell, do NOT just throw things all willy nilly into my cart.
Thankfully, I don’t have any significant horror stories like some people do from their first jobs. The worst part of the job for me was the smells. Not of the food, but of the people. Until I worked there I never realized how many people didn’t bathe… or change their children’s diapers… or their own diapers. The sweaty bra money was pretty gross too.
What was your first ever job?
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