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#16 by Sheldonboy , Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:26 pm

My first job was for a Photofinishing firm in Camden St Hockley. We did the developing and printing for about 400+ dealers including Boots, Timothy Whites and Taylors and loads of others. It was called Munns Brothers. if any kids told the youth employment people that they wanted a job in Photography thats where they were sent. It was like a cross between a Workhouse and Stalag 14. I started on £4.10s per week. I did meet some good people there one of them is still one of my mates and that's from 1966.


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RE: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB ??

#17 by Sheldonboy , Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Quote: denise wrote in post #22
Interesting reading these posts.

I can remember strutting round Birmingham city centre with a few bob in my pocket feeling like I owned the world.E ach purchase carefully considered.

I sometimes think of those days when life was oh so simple.

I must say I went out with a few Strutters ( or was that Nutters) in my younger days.


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#18 by Sheldonboy , Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:13 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #24
I can remember getting paid on a Friday and being broke on Saturday.


Lucky you I can remember being paid on Friday and being broke the same day.


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#19 by Marion , Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:04 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #24
I can remember getting paid on a Friday and being broke on Saturday.

me as well

same today lol (husband's pension now)

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#20 by Voltman , Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:30 am

I was paid on Thursday night and still had half of it left when the following Thursday came around.
£13 was plenty in 1975, if you didn't go down the pub.
Perhaps a shirt or some photographic stuff, an electronics mag and a fiver for housekeeping.


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#21 by tca , Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:26 am

Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)i was sitting here reading the post and could not resist delving into the bookshelf to retrive my trawlermans handbook and from within - a pay slip from 1967 - not big money for 2 weeks a sea, wages paid on fish sales

well at least there was fish around then


 
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#22 by Voltman , Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:38 pm

Fishermen get a different deal than the rest of us, I always assumed it was a better deal.


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#23 by tca , Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:16 pm

i tell no lies my friends - i knew i had a an old pay slip and thats one of three all pretty much the same

to be honest i never really looked at them, took the money - girsl and pub then back to the ship - no other intrest in life - dont think much has changed LOL


 
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#24 by Brookieboy , Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:46 pm

My first job was at Rabones in Whitmore Street Hockley, left school end of term July, 1941 on Friday I think it was and by Monday, still Thirteen and still in short trousers, my job, standing on a soapbox cause I was too short to reach the Vice,was to file the brass ends of the wooden rulers and also the folding part of the inside.
Is that great long factory still there, stretching from Ford Street around into Whitmore Street? I know that Rabones (Chesterton)are now on Spring Hill where the Old Cinema called the Palace theatre once stood
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#25 by Slow Jo , Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:52 pm

My first job was packing case making at arthur gossage new john street west ,39 hours a week for three pounds seven and sixpence a week.That was 1954 left school on friday started monday .

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#26 by Slow Jo , Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:12 pm

I remember during the war half the buses in hockley depot were parked in handsworth park ,in case the depot was bombed ,mom use to take us up the park some afternoons but not allowed near them ,It was near to torture for a little lad .

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#27 by Voltman , Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:26 am

That was discipline Slow Jo. A quality so noticeably lacking these days.


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#28 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:49 am

Oh we had Discipline alright. My first Job was at Munns Bros Camden street. It was opposite Gestetner and down the road from Bullpits, the Swan Brand people.
Our Boss David Willey was a past president of the Magic Circle. A real Victorian type character along with his two sons Mr Laurence and Mr Graham he ruled the place with a rod of Iron.
We were processors for many chemists and dealers including Boots and Timothy White.
We processed around 10,000 black and White films a week.


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First job

#29 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:12 pm

Mine was the co-op bakery at Stechford. I was one of the rounds people who with the driver delivered the bread to houses in the electric bread float. I remember going with my mate up town to the main co-op and sitting an exam. I got the bread job and my mate got the co-op butcher job he went for.

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RE: First job

#30 by The Mitz , Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:10 am

Prudential Buildings, St Philips Place .... Office wallah employed by HM Customs & Excise. Stuck it for 7 years, and then saw the light


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