Your First Job: Burger Shef - You don't mind the hours but the dress-up days are deal-breakers.

It’s September 20, 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Your First Job – It Has A life Expectancy.

Your First Job: Burger Shef – You don’t mind the hours but the dress-up days are deal-breakers.

September 20, 1970 – KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – Rob Frankel Collection –

It was September. It was your first introduction to real work. They came to your school and set up a table in the gym and hung posters – they smiled a lot – they said you’d have room for advancement – you’d have easy hours – you’d get class credit. The guy who dressed up like a side order of fries should have been a sign. No. You wanted a job – you wanted a car – you wanted an apartment when you graduated – you wanted freedom.

You signed on the dotted line and they told you when to show up for “orientation”. They were happy. You were happy. Happy lasted a grand total of two days.

Okay – the cap, the “hi, my name is” name tag and the uniform weren’t so bad – that’s what dressing up for work looked like. But it’s the Manager who drove you straight up the wall.

He was a first Year Film Major – he had a thing about people showing up for work in costume. Every Friday was “come as . . ” day. It was a contest. You hate contests.

Your first week not coming as anything got you a week’s worth of mopping and washing. The second week you got written up. By the third week you gave in and decided to come as The Psychotic Easter Bunny. You kind of liked your handy work – the kids didn’t. The Kids went into hysterics and the parents complained.

You lost your job. So did the Manager. You got unemployment. He made a Student Film: Easter Nightmare.

Story about a Psycho murderer dressed as an Easter Bunny who ends up in a vat of hot chocolate.

You inspire people.

But there’s always B. Mitchel Reed – you can depend on him – especially when he’s on KMET, just like you could, that September in 1970.

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