Thursday, May 19, 2011

Women and Work. Job #2

 Factory Worker

Mom's in the back, circled

After A few months of waiting tables and spilling drinks,  I was called in for an interview at the Pajama Factory where my Mom worked as a seamstress most of her adult life.  Above is a photo of her way back B/B (before bobbi).  

 I was about to get the job of my dreams - I'd be a factory worker!!  Full time work making more money meant I could buy a new car, new clothes, shoes...  well...  you get the picture.  At eighteen it was all about 'me'!  One of the first things I purchased was a new coat (above). 

Now it was Mom's turn to be proud of me.  All of her factory friends were amazed at how fast and efficiently I worked.  The supervisor was not sorry that Mom recommended me for the job.  I was on piece work and the faster I worked, the more money I made.  I was a working machine!

Being very shy, I found that the best thing about working in the sewing factory was, I could put on my headphones and listen to my favorite radio station drowning out all of the machinery and gossip that was happening around me.


To Be Continued....


  1. One of the first jobs I had, I saved up to buy a coat almost identical to yours!

  2. This made my Mom think about her furst job. She went all cracker dog when she gots her furst paycheck.

  3. Bobbi happy to have you back. Love your first coat.
    I remember that style so well. My first job was on my family's beach wagon on Daytona Beach. I worked that wagon for 5 years and then the ice cream wagon for 2 years. My family broke up from divorce and when Dad went so did the wagons.
    I saved almost every nickel I made!!
    Glad your back!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  4. loved seeing the picture of your mom! production work is hard too! but it seems like you did great with it!


  5. I think we all remember our first paycheck WHOOPEE!

  6. My first job was in a movie theater making popcorn. I ate a LOT of popcorn that year!

    Kristin (Pip's mom)

  7. I am seriously lovin da coat! It is stylish even by todays standards.
    I am lovin' da foto of your mom workin'.

    PS: my mum's furst job was a theater too!

  8. Bobbi this is very intersting..can't wait for the next installment!!

    Gracie...I'm sorry about your new diet...but if you don't want a repeat of Surgery #1 you best listen to Mom
    Hugs Madi

  9. I am really enjoying these posts about your life, Bobbi. And the coat was so pretty on you!

    Thanks for the kind comments in regards to us losing our black labrador, Jazz...

    I really appreciate you thoughtfulness.

    Hugs, Jenni

  10. What a great story. Isn't it funny how most of us felt the same about our first jobs and the paychecks. Now I am just looking forward to retirement in a few years!

  11. I worked with my Mom too for awhile! She is a nurse on the med/surg floor at the hospital. I worked as a CNA to see if I wanted to go to school for nursing. I found out quickly that nursing was not for me!


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