A List Of My Minimum Wage Jobs

I thought that it would be fun to list all of minimum wage (or near-minimum wage) jobs that I worked as a teenager and a young adult.  I’ll list these in order, and then have a comment at the end.

14 — Field Laborer on a Blueberry Picker

15 — Mowed Lawns and Babysat Local Kids

15 — Scorekeeper For Recreation Department

16 — Salesclerk at J.C.Penney

17 — Pharmacist’s Assistant

18 — Furniture Delivery Assistant

19 — Janitor

19 — Math Tutor

20 — Computer-Lab Assistant At College

20 — Wal-Mart Distribution Center Stocker

21 — Fast Food (For 10 Weeks One Summer)
These were the jobs that I had before I began my real “career”.  I made minimum wage working all of these jobs, except for the Wal-Mart job, where I made about $1.00 above minimum wage.

I’ve been working for the last 18 years.  The longest I’ve gone without a job during that time is about 2 weeks.  In other words, I’m a pretty hard working dude.  Guess what?  For the first 16 years of my working life, I managed to save exactly ZERO dollars.  In fact, after 16 years of working, I was nearly 12,000 dollars in debt.  I turned my personal finances around when I realized that I was working, and working, and working, and I had NOTHING to show for it.  Now, in less than 2 years, I’ve managed to get out of debt, save some money, and turn my financial life around.  Trust me, if I can make a change for the better, you can too!  Stop buying things you don’t need, get on a budget, get out of debt, and take control of your finances.  It feels awesome to be “in control”.