I helped plan our work team builder today, and you know what THAT means...shaved ice at Bahama Bucks, followed by a service project at Feed My Starving Children.
All this work + shaved ice talk got me thinking about my first job.
You know it. We're talking age 15, a little shack called Sno Biz, neon t-shirt and cut-off shorts, humid shaved ice hut in a hot parking lot. The smell of shaved ice always takes me back, as I'm sure it will this afternoon as I devour a half coconut, half banana delectable treat. Also, I'm really good at making shaved ice. (Not to be confused with crushed ice, aka a snow cone. I have feelings on this.) Other also, every time I eat any type of frozen treat, my tongue freezes and I have a hard time talking by the end of it. Just me?
Here are all the working adventures I've had:
Age 15: Hawaiian shaved ice shack in a parking lot. I think I was on a perma sugar high.
Age 16: Cold Stone Creamery. My right arm became exceptionally buff.
Age 17: Sears, Men's Department. Helping teenage boys succeed, one prom tie at a time.
Age 18: Server at a 1930s parlor and grill. Became addicted to turkey + bacon + avocado sandwiches.
Age 19: Secretary in the SUU Biology Department office. Enjoyed mingling with the pre-meds. One took me on a date once. He held my hand then played me cowboy songs on his guitar and then never called me again. Not a job perk.
Age 20-21: Reporter and copy editor at the SUU newspaper. And thus the writing career began.
Age 21-22: Public relations assistant for the BYU School of Education. My boss's son was in Maroon 5.
Age 22: Public relations intern at both Off Madison Ave and Make-A-Wish America. Grown-up life.
Age 23-24: Full-time communications/PR assistant at Make-A-Wish. It made my heart exceedingly squishy.
Age 24: Volunteer Coordinator at a non-profit. Gained invaluable compassion for the homeless population.
Age 25-26: Full-time writer at an Internet marketing agency. We have an arcade.
What was YOUR first job? Or most story-worthy?
And excuse me while I go blast a little "She Works Hard for the Money."