My 14 year-old son begins his first "formal" job today. He will be working in a diner kitchen at a summer campground doing various chores and whatever gruntwork the new guy has to do. He's always been a good worker- I'm proud of him, and grateful he has this opportunity.
This got me thinking of my first "real" job. Working at a local vegetable farm. It was April - September, 7 AM - 5 PM (during the summer months- during school, 3:30 - 6 PM), and all manual labor. I was 12. It was hard work- but there was still plenty of time for dirtball fights, smoking cigarettes, listening to the radio, hot-rodding on the farm equiptment, teasing (and learning about) the girls that worked with you, and other various forms of mischief. I learned a lot and would not trade that experience for anything!
So just wondering, MGo community- what was your first job?