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A couple of posters mentioned what they were making per hour on my cheapest gas per gallon question.

Sooo, that begs this question:

What was the minimum wage when you started working and what were you doing? I will go first.

I was 16 and bagging groceries at Piggly Wiggly and making $1.90 an hour.

Today the minimum wage is $5.15 per hour.
 

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Please move this to off-topic. I thought that is where I posted it. :oops:
 

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I can't remember back that far. :oops: IIRC is was 19. The min wage was 2.15 but my first job paid more like 2.80 or 3.30. Assembly work making commercial washing machines.
 

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I don't know what the minimum wage was, but fo rmy first job I was helping in my family's auto parts warehouse in the 7th grade. That was 1982 and I was getting $5 cash an hour. My mother would pick me up from school and drop me off at the warehouse. I would box or pull orders until my dad went home. I worked about 2-3 hours a day 3 days a week.
 

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I think the minimum wage was $3.35 an hour when I started working. I never had a job that didn't pay more than the minimum wage until I was in college and took a student job on campus during my senior year.
 

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$5.15

I got paid $6.70 for being a key holder....an effin' key holder being paid that little. Once I realized I was getting screwed I got another key holder position at a different company that paid about $4 more.
 

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$5.15

If your high schooler in Albany, GA and can find a job for more then $5.15 an hour then you are set. lol.
 

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Holy ***t !!!

I just realized that my wife's new raise is more per year than I than I would have made per year had I worked my first job full time. :shock: Hell her raise is 1/4 of my salary. :shock:
 

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$6.75, bagging groceries at Pubelix.

My next job, with Sherwin-Williams, was $13.76 an hour :shock:
 

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it's sad to see that you worked at sherwin williams for $13.76 starting and I have been at UGA for 5 yrs with a college education now making 14.11.
 

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glockgirl said:
it's sad to see that you worked at sherwin williams for $13.76 starting and I have been at UGA for 5 yrs with a college education now making 14.11.
You feel like doing the job I was doing?

Moving 4,500 pounds of paint (in 5-gallon buckets averaging 75 lbs a piece and 4-gallon cartons averaging 50 lbs a piece0 per hour off a rack, onto an order picker, in a huge metal warehouse with no air conditioning or ventilation in the middle of summer?

OR... damage recovery, repouring paint, getting covered head to toe in spoiled white latex paint that won't scrub off no matter how many showers you take... I made $19.77 an hour doing that.

If you're interested, I'd be glad to get you in touch with the guys. It's in Buford...
 

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90 cents an hour plus tips working as a soda jerk in a Rexall drugstore lunch counter in 1965. Moved from there to a grocery store for 1.25 an hour + tips. By 1971, I was the store co-manager getting $5.25 an hour. Among the benefits of being co-mgr. was the ability to get a 38 revolver stuck in your face during robberies. I left the retail field not long after that.

I bet Taler and Macktee are the only ones who know what a soda jerk is (was??).
 
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