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1. I was lucky to get the job.
2. Working in a shop taught me many things.
3. I used my earnings to pay for a holiday.
4. Don’t make the same mistake I did.
5. I asked my boss for a pay rise.
6. Office work is not as boring as you might think.
7. I decided to start my own small business.
A – 4
B – 3
С – 7
D – 2
E – 6
F – 5
When I was 16, I decided to leave school and get a job. I really wanted my independence, and to earn some money! I sat a job in a factory, and worked really really hard there for years – until my first book was published, in fact. My advice to sixteen-year-olds today is don’t do that! Stay at school as long a_s you can, go to university if you can and – when it’s tame to enter the world of work – find something you love doing. Life’s too short to spend all day doing a job you hate!
I loved my first job – I worked in a café all summer. I was sixteen, so full of energy and excitement. It was a great summer! My boss, Mrs Taylor, was really nice, and I made lots of friends. We worked hard, and had loads of fun too. Of course, if the customers liked me, they gave me a nice tip at the end of the meal. Well, they seemed to like me! By the end of the summer, I’d saved up enough money to go on a really nice trip to France with my best friend. Fantastic!
We lived in a small village so it was difficult to find a job in the holidays. But I wanted to earn some money, and didn’t want to sit around doing nothing all summer. So, I asked my dad if I could borrow some of his gardening equipment and I set up my own little gardening service! I got some leaflets printed, and handed them out. People would phone up and ask me to come and tidy their gardens, or cut their grass. I didn’t earn a huge amount, but it was great fun, and I learned a lot about the world of work.
I’d thought that you just sit behind the cash desk all day, wait for customers to come up, take their money, give them a receipt, and put their clothes in a bag, but there’s a lot more to it than that. It was a real eye-opener! You have to make sure you’ve got enough stock, decide where to put things around the store, make sure the window display is attractive – millions of tilings! Even today I still use many of the skills I acquired that summer.
When I was eighteen, I got a temporary job working for an insurance company for the summer. To he honest, before I started, I was dreading it. The idea of sitting at a desk all day dealing with paperwork. Awful! But actually, it was a lot more interesting and enjoyable than I’d imagined. I made some good friends there, and learnt a lot about the insurance business. I d rather do something like that than work as a builder! It’s not exciting or very creative, but it can be fascinating at times.
I’ll never forget how nervous I was. I’d only been there a year, but I’d learnt a lot in that time, and done a great job, so I thought it was only fair. And there’s no harm in trying, is there? So, I went in and Mr Jenkins asked me if I was enjoying the job. I told him I was thoroughly enjoying it, but I now had a lot more responsibilities than when I started, so I wondered if it would be possible to increase my salary a bit. He looked at me and said, “Yes, I think you deserve it. Well done for asking.”