At what age did you get your first job?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
before age 12
2  (3%)
12-13
1  (1%)
14-15
19  (27%)
16-17
31  (44%)
18 or over
18  (25%)
I'm not sure
I have never worked a job
Total votes: 71
Poll is closed
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Mwar Mwar
On the books? 14. I made some money babysitting before that.
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Septimus Septimus
I stated my first "real" job at 19. I hated it there, and actually hated my next 3 jobs as well.
Right now I love the jobs I have, even though they don't pay much.
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Hummingbird Hummingbird
At age 16, I was student help and could only work a maximum of 20 hours a week at a local retail store earning $1.26/hr.
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TiffanyW TiffanyW
17. I worked at Hallmark after school and on the weekends. 7.25 an hour
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peachmarie peachmarie
16, i cleaned my fathers office as my first job, then worked at a grocery store until i graduated HS.
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evanescentowl evanescentowl
I just got my first job two months ago. ^ ^ I work at a fast food place but I actually enjoy it.
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curious kitten curious kitten
After I got my cosmetology license.
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AliMc AliMc
Done quite a bit of voluntary work in the past but my first real paid job wasn't until I was 23
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chicmichiw chicmichiw
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
20! I worked on my college campus.
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lacybutton lacybutton
17 for a real job, but babysitting since 11-12.
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Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I was 17 when I got my first job. .. wasn't the greatest job...
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js250 js250
I was 15--had a friends mom lie for me to get my job and apartment.....
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SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I started as a hostess at a Greek restaurant at 16
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wicked48 wicked48
16 - Waitress @ restaurant.
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Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I worked for my family before I was 16 but I started landscaping when I had a car.
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Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
My first was a Summer job @ 21, during college; I was a deputy clerk of court for the city of Cleveland - at the time minimum wage was $5.25, I think.

As many others have also said, I babysat and that was the only job my parents would let me do growing up, (at that time, you needed both their signed releases in order to work if you were under 18). So, I started babysitting at 9 for 25 cents an hour - yeah, the rents wouldn't let me earn more than that. They were extremely strict & controlling. And since I was the eldest, I had the most limitations & expectations placed on me.
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IvyFayette IvyFayette
17. Made minimum wage working in my high school library the first 2 classes of the day.
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never shy never shy
16 for three days at McDonalds but I kept my next job for about a year
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sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I was 16 for my first job.
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
I started cleaning houses at around 14. In my state, you have to be 16 to work, though, unless you're being paid "under the table" as I was at 14. When I turned 16, I went to Hardee's and didn't stay long at all. Then went to be a housekeeper at a hotel. Lots of cleaning from the job I had at 14, then to housekeeping. Lol.
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surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
I held my first official paid position when I was one month past 16. I spent the summer before that volunteering full time, and had "worked" several babysitting and tutoring gigs before that, but nothing that was both full-time and paying.
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falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
my first job was working at an ice cream store.
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ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
For this poll:

Job = a place of employment that paid you a certain amount of money each week, every other week, or monthly.

So cutting grass or babysitting wouldn't count
I worked at Wendy's when I was 15. I won't even eat there now, and it's been almost a decade.
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
When I was 14, where I used to live at had this work program and it was actually fun. Then after that when I turned 16 I worked in a grocery store.
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laflauta laflauta
19, for the Athletics Department at my college. My parents only let me do volunteer work in high school, so I don't fit the "getting paid" criteria for that work.
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melissa1973 melissa1973
My first job was at a Sonic at age 17. Now I'm 40 and they still make the best damn burgers EVER!!!
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rosythorn rosythorn
15, I hated every job till my fourth one at 19. But like Melissa1973 I make pretty darn good hotdogs
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married with children married with children
I think I was 14 or 15. summer job at my dads business.
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KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
A few months after I turned 16. I worked at a convenience store/deli.
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