Writing Prompt: The first job

I was talking to a colleague today about some of the jobs we’ve done in the past. I thought back to the first job I had when I was 15 years old back in California. I was wandering around the main street of my home town and saw a help wanted sign in a shop window. I wandered in, introduced myself to the shop owner, did a little begging both to her and to my Mom later that day and behold! I had a job. On the first day, I was shown the stock room, told about the bookings and introduced to the cash till. The next day, panic! The owner’s assistant was off and she needed a hand on site. So, I volunteered, I was keen. We loaded up the van with our tools of the trade. I stood in the hot sun for hours creating. By the end of the day, I had built a canopy made entirely of balloons and by the end of the week, I knew how to make balloon animals. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my first job was in a balloon decorating shop. To this day, I love the sound of a helium tweaked voice.

So, what was your first job and how did you get it?

Writing Prompt: The First Job

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