Author Topic: Your first job  (Read 7369 times)

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #15 on: 19:01:18, 12/03/11 »
All those great Companies long gone.  Now empty factorys by the score.  8)
It does make me very sad that the best move I ever made was to leave England,Now in Canada we have some of the same problems,I,m begining to think the middle  east ,now has the right idea,now whos for a parade in the local sq

Johned

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #16 on: 22:16:27, 12/03/11 »
Back in 1980, our Managing Director, a lovely man, got the whole workforce crowded in the canteen one afternoon having returned from a conference with our multi-national owners  and proudly announced "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am assured we have jobs for life!"  Cheers all round and a warm glow.  Two years later despite more than fulfilling our production quota and making a profit, they pulled the plug and shut us down.  Seven hundred out of the gate, on yer bikes Ladies and Gentlemen!  It's nothing to do with product quality; it's all to do with who can make the article for the minimum costs and generate the maximum profit therefrom!

TINAHARRISON

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #17 on: 20:51:42, 02/10/13 »
Apart from the obvious ones...baby sitting...washing up...paper round. I once worked at a garage searching petrol(and I mean putting it in) while the driver Sat in the car!  Got sacked for being too glamorous for the pumps!!!!!! :2funny:

katy p

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #18 on: 15:06:08, 07/10/13 »
Left mundella summer 1965 started in the training school at Chilpruffe as a cutter, we were only aloud to cut hospital mittens to start with then progressed to womens  drawes and mens coms (lovely) had a fab time there remember lots of the people i worked with. And guess what i'm still cutting today almost 48 years later. :D

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #19 on: 06:47:08, 08/10/13 »

Mundella now that brings back some memory's I just missed it(brother went) me Harrison rd but that was 1946 how time fly's

katy p

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #20 on: 09:16:11, 08/10/13 »
Hi Flyer... Had cousins at Harrison rd Perry's lived on Sutton est. We were Delaney's on the Northfields, great memories from that time and era... scrumping down the rushey fields, black pad, what a playground.Katy P. :D

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #21 on: 16:07:58, 08/10/13 »
Yes I was there when the new head came in from Wigstone Magna changed the name from Harrison to Rushey Mead even tried to get us to wear blazers lots of big idea's I think we were a little to common for him LOL


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Re: Your first job
« Reply #22 on: 09:19:23, 13/11/13 »
Mine was working at Equity Shoes, Grace Road.  Wage before tax was 3 7s 6d.  Bit better than 6d a week pocket money....  ;D

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #23 on: 18:11:57, 13/11/13 »
one of the rich kids heh i think i started at around 1 pound but may have got one or two shillings??

the_motownman

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #24 on: 21:25:25, 13/11/13 »
first job was at wells and roots. trainee casemaker. 4.50 p/w.

Oggy

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #25 on: 10:21:13, 14/11/13 »
Too right Flyer; I felt like I had won the pools. :D   

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #26 on: 15:04:25, 14/11/13 »
first job was at wells and roots. trainee casemaker. 4.50 p/w.
casemaker ?? have i got the wrong shop thinking that I worked for them in 63ish toolroom Shaper

the_motownman

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #27 on: 15:39:46, 14/11/13 »
yep. the job description was trainee casemaker. in reality it was knocking up the wooden packaging for whatever was transported. sizes varied from quite small to huge. 1970 was the year and didnt stay very long.

flyer

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Re: Your first job
« Reply #28 on: 18:46:41, 14/11/13 »
The last job I had before coming to Canada, also by far the very best it was hard to leave, that was in 65

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« Reply #29 on: 12:32:07, 01/12/13 »
Lyndyloo, my mum worked at Poole Lorrimer in the late 50s/60s - a little Italian lady called Giussepina, known as Pina. Did you know her?

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