Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My First Job

You'll never guess what my first job was....that's it, McDonald's. And to this day I claim that that was the best job I ever had. Not the best paying or the job that utilized my skills, but definitely the most fun.
My cousin, Erik, worked there and was one of the reasons that I too filled out an application. I remember my interview with Kelly. One of the things she mentioned to me was that I needed to shower or bathe everyday. Hmmm. I guess when you apply to an entry level position, they tell you about personal hygiene.

My cousin and I like to fling pickles at each other. We would place a pickle on the end of a spatula and pull it back for extra speed and let go, much like a catapult. One Saturday morning we were doing this - his back to the customers and me facing him. He flung a pickle at me and I of course retaliated and flung one back. But, I missed. As soon as I saw the pickle fly past him, I ducked down. Erik however did not duck, he decided to turn around to see where the pickle landed. His eyes were met with a gaze from an angry customer with a pickle on his face. hahahaha. I'm still laughing about this and it happened over 10 years ago. hahahaha.

I never minded getting up at 4:00 in the morning for this job. And the food...a teenagers dream! I ate french fries and fried chicken all the time. There is something I want you to know. I did lose weight by working there and did learn how to eat healthier. Before working there I never, I mean never, ate a salad. Once I started working there and was making the salads, I figured, why not give it a shot? I fell in love. And now they have such awesome salads. My favorite it the southwest salad with the vinaigrette dressing. Once I realized that the bad foods were always at my disposal, I didn't feel the need to eat them.

I learned a lot about teamwork by working there too. I had been playing basketball since I was in the 5th grade. But, since I'm not much of an athlete, I spent the majority of the time on the bench. Teamwork was shoved down our throats but I didn't truly understand it until I took that job. I am still friends with a lot of people I worked with there. Of course, Erik! I encourage any teenager to go out and get that job. It is so worth it!!

What was your first job?



bekah said...

ugh, bon-ton. Unfortunately it was not nearly as fun as yours! I worked in the 'intimates' section, and really, why do women think that a small 15 yr old girl is going to be able to help them pick out the right bra...especially if they flash her! and ask what size she thinks they are! aggh nightmare

Lindsey said...

Aww McDonald's! If I worked there I would have gained so much work!

My first job was a movie theater usher. Yuck I cleaned up other peoples' messes and the floors were always sticky and I smelled like popcorn! But I made some good friends and had a great time!

Lindsey said...

Hahaha I mean gained weight not work, lol!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid McD's is not on my list of eating places - for one thing, they hardly have anything that we vegetarians can eat! Grrr!

First job - cashier at a supermarket.