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I started working when I was 13 years old. I had just entered Grade 9 and my mother thought it would be good for me to come out of my shell by having a job. So she arranged for me to work at our local library every day after school, 2 evenings a week and all day Saturday.
Sounds great but it cut into my school life and social life dramatically. Back in those days we had so much homework we could hardly get it all done. So working so many hours was tough. And I had to drop out of after school activities which I really missed.
The good part was that I loved my job! By the time I was 16 I was put in charge of the children's library for the whole summer every Saturday so the librarian could have a day off. I absolutely loved it and when I left High School my boss (chief librarian) encouraged me to go into Library Sciences. But I wasn't keen on that so never did do it.
Anyway that was my first job - what was yours?