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Your First Pay Packet Purchase

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary r, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    I remember my first brown envelope stuffed with cash,well about £25 at the time,I bought a pair of those black & white shoes like the Jam used to wear & a Steel Pulse album!!!Can you remember what you bought?:laugh:
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    One summer, when I was 13, I did 2 paper rounds each morning. I was in heaven when I got my pay at the end of the first week, all £2.60p of it! By the end of the summer I'd saved up about £8 (spent the rest on gawd-knows-what), and I thought I was richer than a rich man from rich-land!
     
  3. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    I can't remember what if anything I bought with the first pay packet, probably sweets or chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    I got 25p an hour for my first job. After two weeks of working on a building site in the middle of winter I could afford a pair of headphones that I had coveted.

    They were crap.
     
  6. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    A crate of beer for the guys who'd let me sleep on their sofa until I'd sorted myself out with accomodation.
     
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    My first ever payment for my labour was for being a golf caddy, and I bought a copy of Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" album with it. I also developed a lifelong hatred for the game of golf.

    With the pay from my first regular (albeit Saturday) job, I bought a zippo lighter, as I recall.
     
  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    So you were old enough to buy beer when you got your first pay packet?

    I was 13. I spent the school holidays sweeping up in the factory where me dad worked!
     
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    From my paper round I bought a ZX Spectrum.
    From my first full time job I bought a black trilby. :biggrin:
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I first started working regularly on a paper round and also cutting the lawn and general gardening for an old woman in the village.

    Can't remember the first purchase but would have been basically spectrum games, seven inch singles and/or tapes, fishing stuff and anything else that was hard to shoplift! :biggrin: (I was about eleven or twelve btw! :o)
     
  11. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I did a milk round from the age of 12, i saved up to buy a fishing rod. It cost me £12/10.00, Old money still then.
    My first proper pay packet at the age of 16 was £16.50. I gave my mum £5. can't remember what I bought with it, it was such a long time ago.
     
  12. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    With money from my first 'proper' job, I bought a video player, as we didn't have one at home then. It cost £429 twenty years ago, and it still works, if we bothered to use it.
     
  13. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    This is hard to answer because my first proper job didn't pay for ages. They didn't do the paperwork for a few weeks and then I missed that month's pay cycle. So when I finally got some money I had to immediately give it all to the bank :ohmy: (and people wonder how the spiral of debt begins!:biggrin:).

    Anyway after a few months I got a tax rebate which felt like my first actual lump of spendable cash. I bought three Le Creuset saucepans and a 3/4 length leather coat. Turned out to be good purchases which ten years on get used almost every day.
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    With my first job upon leaving uni, I bought myself a gold fountain pen. Still have it.
     
  15. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    First job was working in an army-navy store at weekends at about 13yrs old. First pay packet was spent on some flowers for my mother.