My family likes to taunt me every time they visit this fast food restaurant. They ask if I want anything, but they know my answer. My first job was at Panda Express when I was fourteen years old. I had a work permit. I think I worked like ten hours a week, but it seemed forever. I was a cashier.
My mom got me the job through one of her contacts. I’m not sure if I was even looking for a job. Did I have a choice?
I was not destined to work in food service. I think I only lasted a few months. I remember how bad my uniform smelled every time I left work. Just being in a Panda Express now makes me want to gag.
I’ve had several jobs since that first job; grocery bagger, clothing sales, school assistant, loss prevention, and even photo developer. I’ve been working ever since. I have never been without a job since I was fourteen.
What was your first job? Did you have any unique jobs in high school or college?
I’m linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop and Weekly Writing Prompts. And ironically, my family had Panda Express for dinner tonight, which made me totally laugh. I already knew that I was going to write this post. So I had Angry Husband snap the picture above.