My First Paycheque

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You’ll see I wrote the word paycheque in the title.  That’s because I’m Canadian.  And that’s how we Canadian’s spell paycheque.  We use the French language version of cheque, rather than the American English version which as you know is check.

My first legit job was when I was about 11 years old.  Working for my Mom.  My sister, Janet, and I were hired by Mom, who was then an office manager at a newly formed cable television company in a very small village in Nova Scotia, to stuff envelopes.  Yes, I wrote  the words – stuff envelopes.  I’ve just aged myself haven’t I? Who stuffs envelopes these days.  Anyone?  Perhaps brides and grooms? I don’t think think we were paid by the hour.  If we were, that tidbit of information was above my 11 year old head.  My first paycheque was a whopping $35.  That was HUGE money back then.  And I was very happy and very quick to spend my newly earned riches.  I think I paid $3.99 for this necklace.  I still have it.  It was made to last!  For which I am grateful!

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The start of a life-long passion for jewelry

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