British Columbia, Canada
My 1st real big money "paying" job was as a roller-skating carhop at a local food drive through called, "The Dog and Suds" in Winnipeg, Manitoba. LOL, the job didn't pay well, nor did it come with rollerskates, that was my idea, and also my added entertainment for customers was too. For a big tip I would dance, sing, tell jokes, you name it. The third day there, my boss wanted to fire me, but I told him to give me one week to prove it would bring in business, he did, and it did! It caught on, even made the paper back then. In the "olden days"you kept all your own tips not piling them together and splitting them, so I didn't have to work a long, hot summer and only worked there until I had made my tuition and dorm money, then left and had the rest of the summer off. That drive-in manager was responsible for me being sort of "discovered" as it were, and I was promised a part-time job after classes and on weekends at a local radio station, which I loved. That job lead to better things down the road for me. That summer job in 1962 was to shape whatever career I had in life. I eventually left Winnipeg, but whenever I went back I visited the guy who let me "perform" my job the way I wanted even before visiting any family at least until he died. I think of him often and am forever grateful.