Did I ever tell you about my first job? I don’t think I did. I got my first official have-to-sign-a-contract type of job when I was 16 and it was at a local McDonald’s. My friend was already working there and she told me to apply for a position. I went in for an interview with a manager, got the job and started working there pretty much immediately. I worked there after school, on the weekends and often during the school holidays. I remember kind of hating the job but loving it at the same time, because I got paid and I needed the money.
I worked at all stations and looking at all the jobs I’ve had, I think working there was the hardest. Maybe because I was so young and maybe because it was just exhausting. The heat, the smell of grease, the time pressure, none of that was easy to handle. The uniform was uncomfortable and I ruined a pair of shoes there.