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celtic-chic67
post 7th Nov 2007, 02:19pm
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My first job was a yts in shieldhall industrial estate as a machinist
we made boiler suits for the m.o.d I remember when we started
making shrouds ,I didnae know wit they were, but nearly died when
I found out laugh.gif use tae give me the creeps
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post 7th Nov 2007, 05:54pm
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From the age of 13yrs I worked 2 jobs one was a waitress at the wimpy burger joint in union st beside central station 3 nights a week the other was doon the Barras every sat & sun where I was the wann that biled yer mussells whelks etc then pit thum intae jars & broon bags was sick as a dog every weekend withoot fail hated the smell never got a break nor to the toilet in a 8hr day EEK! used tae earn 4 pounds in the wimpy & 8 pounds in the Barras.Thereafter leaving school my first adult job was to become a shopping assistant for The central remnant warehouse in Jamaica street for 15 quid a week. rolleyes.gif hated it passionately but it got me tae the dancing 4 nights a week.had a part time voluntary job at stobhill where it ended up me getting offered a job so ended up becoming an nurses aid earning a salary of over 120 quid a month was spilte efter that. biggrin.gif


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post 7th Nov 2007, 11:06pm
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Started work at 15 in 1958 as office junior in Duncan Low Ltd an Engineering Firm iwho made immersion heaters in Trossachs Street, Maryhill. Wages 2.17/6d a week. Gave it tae ma ma and got 10/- pocket money, off of which ah hid tae pay ma fares tae work. It was 3d on the tram so ah used tae walk to save the 3d so as I could get into the lunchtime sessions at the Locarno on a Saturday [only cost 6d].
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post 8th Nov 2007, 11:23pm
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Hi Lindamac , was Cornell Furs still open when u worked in Wimpey's ? I worked there for about the last year and a half that it was in business ,i was 19/20 at the time . We were right across from the stairs of Central station .The company that owned Cornell's had shops in France and some in England . They opened a shop in Argyle street that didn't last long , it sold leather jkts and lots of denim items .
We sold furs and leather jkts and coats . If they were still open , it is possible we knew or seen each other , wouldn't that be weird? laugh.gif
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post 8th Nov 2007, 11:24pm
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Name of Argyle shop was Jumpin Jack Flash laugh.gif
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post 9th Nov 2007, 07:06pm
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I got myself a Saturday job while still at school in What Every Woman Wants. At the time I could'nt understand why my Nana and Aunties laughed when my Mum said "Tell your Nana where your wee job is!" I can't remember the names of the couple who owned it, but they had a wee dog called Pepper who used to sneeze when you said " Chocolate " to him. See that's just typical of me forget people's names but no wee dugs names biggrin.gif


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post 10th Nov 2007, 04:42am
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My first job was in an accountants office on Union Street, did not last long, They told me in a polite way that accounting was not for me, yup they were right. But I did meet a great friend there.
Remember one morning at the copy machine our boss was trying to fill it up with paper and was getting frustrated, he said "it won't fit in" out of the blue my friend says' "that's no whit yee said last night. Don't know who hud the biggest reddy her or the boss, that's where I learned tae put foot in mouth tongue.gif tongue.gif
Canny remember much I earned never wis good way money or numbers, still no.
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post 2nd Jan 2008, 06:55am
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My first job was tailors cutter apprentice.West of Scotland Weatherproofs,on the Colston end of Springburn Road,I was 15 at the time,I thought I died and went to Heaven.There were 200 women machinists,or seamstresses,and only 3 men.I used to walk around singing Bill Haley and the Comets song.Thirteen Women and only one man in Town.
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post 2nd Jan 2008, 07:34am
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My first job was J.P. Gilmour Chemists in Cathcart Rd. 1.2.6p. per week. Had to gige my Dad 1 for my keep. Half crown, was on my own can, fortunately was close to home so no tram fares, rolleyes.gif
















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post 2nd Jan 2008, 09:20pm
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Left school whilst still (officially) 14 cos my birthday was in July (fair fortnight).
Had a milk boy round for a while and got about 4 - 5 quid a week from the milkman depending on the weather! The worse it was, the more I got paid - up at 5 o/clock though.

Then joined the Army at 15 and had 10/- one week 1 the next and the rest (compulsory) saved for me until holiday (leave) breaks, when we got a lump sum ... was helluva rich with loadsa dosh to take home and treated my folks & mates big time (in my then opinion) ... (wish I'd bought a hoose though).

The first (ish) wage slip, I have still, shows 78 per month (after all stoppages) ... dry.gif Probably what the milk boy gets (weekly) now I guess? cool.gif


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post 1st Dec 2008, 04:54pm
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First job was a butchers apprentice with the Renfrew Co-op Society Ltd. Wages were 2.2 shillings a 51 hour week. Plus free use of a big bike with a basket on the front! I loved the job.
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