Skip to main content

My first job: Amusement Park

My first job was a seasonal gig as a ride operator at our local Amusement Park, Seabreeze. I only made minimum wage ($4.25/hr), but I loved it. I never had to be into work before 10am, the people I worked with were fun and most of the park visitors were there to have fun which made work fun. By the end of the summer, I could operate 11 different rides and had earned enough to help buy a new bow for my violin.


Jill said…
Wow - How expensive are violin bows? Yikes!

It sounds like your first job was a lot more fun than mine at Burger King - if you don't count paper routes :)
buffalopundit said…
My first job was at the checkroom at the pool of an amusement park in Rye, NY called "Playland". Earned a whopping $3.35/hr in 1985.

Popular posts from this blog

Away, Away

We're on a mini-vaca in an area where they're experiencing forest fires (thanks asshole arsonist). It's an area that makes Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario look rinky dinky. Holy cow. Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg is no joke. Tomorrow we try to escape it and find some peace and nature in the (literally) Smoky Mountains.

Bloggery (a repost)

I wrote this on another site:
Perhaps I'm too old for the reveal-all-confessional type of blogging but reading claw marks lately makes me want to start blogging again to at least expand upon the thoughts I wouldn't otherwise write out in a Facebook post or vague tweet.
A couple of years ago, I took the month of February off from Facebook under the premise that the time I wasn't wasting on Facebook could be channeled into other things. I blogged quite a bit, I read a few books, got out a little, and generally tried to avoid looking at anything on there. It wasn't perfect, by far. A fair amount of friends still use Facebook to communicate about social events and general happenings, so I was out of the loop on all of that, thus defeating part of my goal to be in better touch with hanging out with them. Weird how that shit works.
Ultimately, I think I want more conversation. The introvert in me loves social media because it allows me form a complete thought and reply to wha…

[UPDATED VERSION!] The Trouble With The Electoral College

In light of this week's Presidential election, here's an update on why the Electoral College is awful. Watch the original video after this short update:

[UPDATE] The YouTuber went back and did ANOTHER update to correct himself on some issues. It's also worth watching especially because one part of it reminded me of the awful governing situation we have in New York State that is referred to as "3 men in a room."