My first job was babysitting! I was in high school and I would get $10 or $15 for watching some neighbor kids for the evening.
The next jobs I remember having were fast-food jobs when I was in college. I worked for Arby’s for one summer and part of the next year. I was working at the Springdale Arby’s during the time that the store burned! I wasn’t at work for the couple of days before that because my mother was in the hospital but I remember the stress I felt when I found out it had burned! I then worked at the Fayetteville store for a few months after that. I didn’t like working at the Fayetteville store and quit within a couple of months.
I also worked another summer and part of the school year at Harp’s Grocery store. I made the donuts during the summer at the Springdale and then I worked in the bakery as a clerk for a few more months at the Harp’s store on Garland street in Fayetteville.
The first “real job” that I had was as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas. I was a research assistant for a couple of years and for two semesters I was a graduate teaching assistant who taught the labs that accompanied the class the professor taught.
Week #30 – Employment
Week 30: Employment. Describe your first job. What did you do? Were you saving for something in particular, or just trying to make a living? Did that first job provide skills and make an impact on your life today?
This challenge runs from Saturday, July 23, 2011 through Friday, July 29, 2011.
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.
Originally Published October 24, 2011