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First Jobs

m90 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 8:22 AM
I'm the oldest of 9 children. If I wanted anything as a kid I had to earn it. So at 12 I left the house every summer morning with a lawnmower, a gallon of gas and a gallon of water. I knocked on the door of any house where the grass needed cutting and I made enough money to buy the plastic model kits I wanted and oher things I liked. In winter I would pray for snow and school closings and would hit the street with a snow shovel. I've been pretty much self employed most of my life.
M.K. Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 8:31 AM
I am sure that you did not do it alone. You must have had the Community Organizer-In-Chief helping you.
oldnjal Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:13 AM
I laughed at that, because I thought of the same thing, but did not put it together with such wit. Government builds the bridge, but the individual decides to use it to go to work, go rob a bank, or jump of it, for fun or to end it all.
Opportunity, which America provided, is cut off by Obama, unless you get a government job, or bow to a union boss.
And watch his cleverness, in calling spending our taxes and investment.
People are not using the bridge to go to work, but to get to the food bank.
What was your first job?

I stuck pieces of plastic and metal together at an Evanston, Ill., assembly line. We produced photocopiers for a company called American Photocopy.

I hated the work. It was hot and boring. But it was useful. It taught me to get good grades in school so I might have other choices.

Four years later, good grades got me a job as a researcher at a TV station.

To my surprise, that became a career. I never planned to be a TV reporter. I hadn't even watched TV news. I never took a journalism course.

But by...