#MarchWritingChallenge – Day 7 – What was your very first job?

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This March Writing Challenge of thirty-one questions is hosted by Marquessa, with questions from Alexandra Franzen‘s100 questions to spark conversation and connect.

All are welcome to join in and a list of the questions can be found here.

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Like most teenage girls, my first job was babysitting… my five younger siblings; and no, there was no pay! 😀

But the experience paid off when my Mom recommended me to her coworkers, who in turn told their friends about me.

I was in business! LOL!

On a lark, I applied for a summer job at a day care center when I was fourteen… and got the job. The kicker is I kept the job right up to the summer I left for college, working summers and after school during the school year.

I didn’t forget about my private customers though, and my nights and weekends were often booked solid.

My name got around as a responsible babysitter who brought arts & crafts and books with her, and by the time I reached high school, I was babysitting for teachers, members of the police department and several of my Mom’s coworkers. I started passing jobs to my younger sister, and she would eventually pass on jobs to our younger sister.

I’m still in touch with several of the children I babysat for, and some are even Facebook friends, including the first infant I took care of… who turned FORTY last year. YIKES! 😀

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Image by Prawny from Pixabay

 

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