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....




12 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

    betty

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

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

    Kristin (Pip's mom)

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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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