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Lucky you to get life's lesson when it was useful!!
By: Tabor on May 2, 2014
Yay think maybe Momma Chatterbox had just that lesson planned when she arranged for you to take that job?
By: Oma Linda on May 2, 2014
Thanks I must get both my daughters to work in a factory doing manual labour for a couple weeks, then maybe they'd focus more on their studies!
By: LL Cool Joe on May 2, 2014
whether your Mom planned that lesson or not- at least you were a fast learner if not a fast manual labourer....how long did you do that job or was one night enough?!
By: Kathe W. on May 2, 2014
I had a similar job one summer at the Heublein plant in Menlo Park.
By: (not necessarily your) Uncle Skip on May 2, 2014
By: TexWisGirl on May 2, 2014
You're right. Manual labor is hard, miserable work, but thank God there are people willing to do it. I see carpenters, brick masons, plumbers, electricians, etc all day long and I'm so grateful for them and the work they do.
By: Scott Park on May 2, 2014
It was summers in the hayfields, throwing thousands of bales, that convinced my Sweetie of the same thing.
By: mimi on May 2, 2014
Why do I keep thinking of Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory?
By: Val on May 2, 2014
Oh my, you reminded me of my worst job ever when I was going to college. You are right , it really makes one appreciate an education.
By: Akansas Patti on May 2, 2014
You are so right! I've had desk jobs and physical labor jobs----I'll choose the desk job anytime!
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on May 2, 2014
I guess I'm not the only one who had visions of Lucy and Ethel! I grew up on a farm, exposed to hard, physical labor...and my brothers and sisters and I all decided that it was not for us.
By: Pixel Peeper on May 2, 2014
I'm sure your experience has happened millions of times. Now I have to hear the rest of the story and if you stayed for the whole summer.
By: red on May 2, 2014
I think your mother is a smart woman. ;)
By: Hilary on May 2, 2014
I've never had a factory job, but I worked in my share of fast food joints - and some of those were after my college graduation. Yeah, that diploma did me a lot of good. :P
By: Lexa Cain on May 3, 2014
Nothing like a small dose of reality and hard labor to light a fire under the ol' caboose, huh? Very cool story! I could probably write about my experience with telemarketing...ugh. HATED IT!
By: Carrie on May 3, 2014
We take for granted how hard much of the world works to bring home food, and to a home that's flimsy with no table. I think I worked 1/2 day on a temp job like that before I called it quits. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on May 3, 2014
I just came off a weekend working at our church rummage sale -- moving boxes, shouldering furniture, hefting bags of clothes. Oh, my aching back ... and I thought I was retired!
By: Tom Sightings on May 4, 2014
I did a one-month stint in a Costco warehouse (pre-sunrise shift). What was I thinking?!?
By: Mitchell is Moving on May 5, 2014
I had a couple of summer jobs that kept my nose to the books too! One was in a laundry & the other one was in a warehouse where I had to stamp the state tax on cigarette packs. Both jobs involved standing all day - ugh!
By: The Bug on May 5, 2014
A valuable lesson.
By: John on May 9, 2014
My first job out of school was in the accounting department of a factory that made filing boxes. The people that worked on the production lines were amazing but I realized that it was really hard and monotonous.
By: Cheryl P. on May 13, 2014
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