Thursday, June 7, 2012

What was your first job?

Today is was back to work at Homing Instincts. I am only working two or three days a week now - I have done my years of working full time. Homing Instincts is a great place to work, it is a homewares store with a very eclectic and woderful range of items. My boss is Jenni who is also one of my best friends. We have been friends since we were about 12 years old so needless to say we almost know how each others brain works. Driving home tonight I was thinking about what to write on my blog tonight and then my thoughts drifted to the jobs I have had during my 59 years. After a bit of a mental challenge counting back I think I have had 13 jobs.

Marjie, Davine, Jenni and Sheri
Nothing better than true friends.
My very first job was a school holiday job for about a month I think. I was about 15 and my best friend Marjie (still one of my best friends) and I rode our pushbikes around visiting a lot of local factories asking if they had any jobs for us to do for our school holidays. Finally we were succesfull at a factory that provided hotels, motels etc. with their sheet sets and towels.They had machines that embroidered the hotels name onto the products. Our jobs were pretty easy - we had the task of cutting of the sewing threads after the embriodery was completed. Even though it was 47 years ago, when I think about our time there I can still smell the dust from the sheets. Another thing I remember was our paydays. We would head straight to the local shopping centre to spend some money. This process certainly showed our personality, Marjie would buy clothes and I would head straight to the music store and buy vinyl records. I would love to hear what your first job was and any memories you have from it.


  1. I started work at the tender age of 13, evenings, Saturdays and school holidays. Growing up in the country jobs for kids weren't very interesting but I was lucky as my granddad introduced me to a local market-gardener. For the following three plus years I worked the land in all weathers- come of the crops we produced were lettuce, celery, courgettes, peppers, cucumbers and cabbages. I wasn't a veggie back then but I did enjoy bringing home the goods for our table, especially as the money was so little for such hard graft. Ah happy days

  2. Davine, what a wonderful blog - My first job was promotion work - I was the 'Old Spice Girl' in the local Supermarket - the one you avoid. It was hard work, but fun - great promotion company. The best promotion work I did was selling 'Shell Oil' in a hardware store - we (another red-head and I) were required to wear White shorts, tight yellow t-shirts and high-heels - talk about sexual exploitation. Sold a lot of oil that day. :)

  3. It must be great to be able to work with a good friend. I'd like that.

    I've had a ton of jobs since I was 13-- first job, cleaning my neighbor's house, which I wasn't very good at :-) My favorite job was teaching 5 & 6 year olds how to tap dance. It was the best job ever.

    Happy weekend, jj

  4. I love hearing about peoples 1st jobs - thanks guys.


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