I’ve been thinking lately about all the jobs I’ve had in my life. There’s quite the range. Lots of food service in my younger years. Stints temping here and there. A series of one-year jobs in my 20s. I worked for a couple of non-profits. I worked for a bank. My first post-babysitting job was at Hardee’s (for my Yankee friends, that’s a fast food restaurant) the summer I was 16 or 17. The things that stand out most in my memory of that job are the fact that I worked the 6:30 am to 2:20 pm shift — served lots of gravy biscuits! I can’t believe I got up that early for that job. Especially at that age. Although, I’m guessing I probably went home and took a nap every day that I worked. The other thing I remember is that I made something like $.50 an hour more than minimum wage. I just looked it up, and minimum wage in 1987 was $3.35. Huh. Seventeen-year-old me felt like she was rolling in the money!