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April 4, 2008 7:30 AM
Posted by Nancy Leson
Saw this sign in the window at Dick's on Lower Queen Anne, and it got me thinking about my first "real" job: working the counter at Hardee's Hamburgers in Northeast Philadelphia for minimum wage, no bennies (if you don't count the discounted employee meal). I was 17, just graduated from high school and trying to save money for college. I think I lasted about a month before realizing the job wasn't for me, but not before I fell in lust with the burger-flipper, who was an absolute jerk but a terrific guitar player. I'll bet you a Dick's Deluxe I'm not the only one out there whose first job involved fast food and minimum wage (bless Dick's heart for going one better). And I'm wondering: Where did you work? And what do you remember most about it?
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