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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  1. It was a major operation with three friends. Each of us applied at a different advertising company for distributing their leaflets in our neighbourhood. We then sat together for an hour and folded each leaflet into the other and then divided the neighbourhood into three areas. It was all highly efficient and we made quite a bit of money.
    Nonetheless it ended badly when I was asked to appear in court because the company I was working for was being sued by its clients and they wanted my testimonial.
    Problem was that I received the letter from the court a day after the hearing had been. I never heard from them again and considering their dodgy business practises I’m not surprised.

  2. I somehow can’t picutre you working for a dodgy outfit. Then again, me sucking in helium for kicks? Hmmm…..

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