Bite Size Memoir No.6 “First Jobs”. At the Bakery Department.

When I was at school we all had Saturday jobs. My mother wasn’t too keen at first, because she wanted me to do well at school, but I convinced her that my marks wouldn’t suffer. I had always loved big department stores, so I decided to apply for my first job at Debenhams, the biggest department store in neighbouring Harrow, which was a thirty-minute walk from my house in Wealdstone. I was about fifteen at the time. I remember filling forms, and being interviewed, and feeling quite in awe of the managers. I imagined I’d be selling designer clothes, or make up, but my first job was at the bakery department. I had to wear a uniform and a cap, which wasn’t very glamorous at all! The first day was nauseous, I was sick that evening, although I proudly took a box of leftover cakes home for my mother and my sister.  Have a look at some other posts!

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on June 10, 2014, in Bite Size Memoir and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Another interesting bit of your past! Keep them coming!

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  2. Thanks for joining in Luccia – There are a few donuts appearing in other entries to go with your cakes! I can’t work out here whether you felt nauseous because you might have been eating them ?! Lisa x

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  3. I was feeling nauseous from handling them! But I couldn’t fit it all in the 150 word limit!

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  4. I like these ‘like’ buttons! Investigating..


  5. I would have been jealous of you Luccia when I was at school. I always wanted a part time job but my parents wouldn’t let me for the same reason yours were reluctant. Mind you if I had been in the bakery department I would have been sick from eating not smelling.


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