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CAR WASHER: Great Job If You Love Water & Having Fun

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De'Lawn shares his story about working at a car wash. He talks about what a typical day looks like and how he got his job. He gets to meet a lot of different people with all kinds of personalities, every day.

Job Title: Car Washer

Job Summary: Hand Laborers and Material Movers

Job Description

Hand laborers and material movers transport objects without using machines. Some workers move freight, stock, or other materials around storage facilities; others clean vehicles; some pick up unwanted household goods; and still others pack materials for moving.

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$0 - $25,000
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Full-time, Long hours, Part-time
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Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
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High school degree
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an</span> <span m='12940'>exercise.</span> <span m='13610'>I</span> <span m='13760'>stay</span> <span m='14150'>moving,</span> <span m='14750'>running</span> <span m='15110'>back</span> <span m='15340'>and</span> <span m='15430'>forth.</span> <span m='15830'>spraying</span> <span m='16140'>the</span> <span m='16210'>rim.</span> <span m='16970'>It's</span> <span m='17190'>a</span> <span m='17240'>fun</span> <span m='17530'>job</span> <span m='17860'>at</span> <span m='17950'>the</span> <span m='18030'>most</span> <span m='18320'>part.</span> </p><p><span m='20090'>I</span> <span m='20210'>recommend</span> <span m='20650'>it</span> <span m='20730'>to</span> <span m='21160'>people</span> <span m='21290'>that</span> <span m='21520'>love</span> <span m='21860'>water,</span> <span m='22420'>love</span> <span m='22670'>having</span> <span m='23130'>fun.</span> <span m='23590'>I</span> <span m='24050'>found</span> <span m='24510'>this</span> <span m='24740'>job</span> <span m='25160'>through</span> <span m='25580'>a</span> <span m='25690'>friend,</span> <span m='26140'>matter</span> <span m='26380'>of</span> <span m='26440'>fact.</span> <span m='26750'>I</span> <span m='26860'>live</span> <span m='27090'>across</span> <span m='27410'>the</span> <span m='27510'>street</span> <span m='28020'>from</span> <span m='28210'>it,</span> <span m='28310'>but</span> <span m='28540'>I</span> <span m='28800'>found</span> <span m='29110'>out</span> <span m='29250'>that</span> <span m='29360'>they</span> <span m='29430'>were</span> <span m='29580'>hiring</span> <span m='30040'>through</span> <span m='30150'>a friend.</span> <span m='30890'>Talked</span> <span m='31170'>to</span> <span m='31300'>the</span> <span m='31420'>manager,</span> <span m='33230'>had</span> <span m='33510'>an</span> <span m='33680'>interview,</span> <span m='33980'>and</span> <span m='34280'>I</span> <span m='34350'>was</span> <span m='34630'>hired.</span> <span m='35200'>Didn't</span> <span m='35290'>take</span> <span m='35530'>too</span> <span m='35650'>much.</span> </p><p><span m='36690'>I</span> <span m='37000'>didn't</span> <span m='37190'>know,</span> <span m='37380'>like,</span> <span m='37510'>certain</span> <span m='37870'>stuff,</span> <span m='38330'>like</span> <span m='39480'>no</span> <span m='39680'>lie,</span> <span m='39910'>like</span> <span m='40730'>the</span> <span m='41040'>acid,</span> <span m='41860'>I</span> <span m='41950'>thought</span> <span m='42150'>it</span> <span m='42230'>was</span> <span m='42370'>basically</span> <span m='42910'>soap</span> <span m='43140'>and</span> <span m='43250'>water</span> <span m='43650'>like they</span> <span m='43790'>spill</span> <span m='44050'>on the</span> <span m='44110'>rims.</span> <span m='44960'>Sometimes</span> <span m='45630'>people</span> <span m='46030'>don't wash</span> <span m='46290'>their</span> <span m='46500'>rims</span> <span m='46780'>for</span> <span m='46880'>years.</span> <span m='48040'>And</span> <span m='48400'>we</span> <span m='48980'>spray</span> <span m='49210'>this</span> <span m='49410'>little</span> <span m='49630'>liquid</span> <span m='49850'>on</span> <span m='49990'>there</span> <span m='50270'>like</span> <span m='50400'>some</span> <span m='50580'>acid</span> <span m='51050'>mixed</span> <span m='51290'>with</span> <span m='51360'>water,</span> <span m='51840'>or</span> <span m='52600'>whatever</span> <span m='52980'>it</span> <span m='53040'>is.</span> <span m='53670'>It</span> <span m='53860'>breaks</span> <span m='54170'>it</span> <span m='54270'>up</span> <span m='54400'>so</span> <span m='54840'>good.</span> <span m='55540'>Have your</span> <span m='55670'>rims</span> <span m='56070'>really</span> <span m='56310'>sparkling</span> <span m='56700'>for</span> <span m='57090'>sure.</span> </p><p><span m='57900'>Personalities--</span> <span m='59300'>there's</span> <span m='59590'>a</span> <span m='59670'>lot</span> <span m='60000'>of</span> <span m='60090'>different</span> <span m='60460'>personalities,</span> <span m='61300'>because</span> <span m='61580'>you</span> <span m='61710'>meet</span> <span m='61980'>a</span> <span m='62080'>lot</span> <span m='62350'>of</span> <span m='62450'>different</span> <span m='62820'>people.</span> <span m='63600'>Not</span> <span m='63790'>even</span> <span m='64220'>necessarily</span> <span m='64640'>meet</span> <span m='64980'>them.</span> <span m='65160'>It's</span> <span m='65379'>just</span> <span m='65990'>people</span> <span m='66320'>are</span> <span m='66550'>just</span> <span m='66850'>very</span> <span m='67630'>precise</span> <span m='68210'>and</span> <span m='68360'>particular</span> <span m='68930'>how</span> <span m='69120'>they</span> <span m='69230'>want</span> <span m='69440'>their</span> <span m='69680'>car</span> <span m='69870'>washed.</span> <span m='70120'>So</span> <span m='70840'>whatever</span> <span m='71470'>suggestions</span> <span m='71780'>that</span> <span m='72090'>they</span> <span m='72200'>give</span> <span m='72440'>you,</span> <span m='73290'>just</span> <span m='74410'>give</span> <span m='74550'>them</span> <span m='74640'>what</span> <span m='74780'>they</span> <span m='74870'>wish</span> <span m='75120'>for.</span> <span m='75340'>This</span> <span m='75550'>is</span> <span m='75790'>their</span> <span m='75960'>car.</span> <span m='76400'>They're</span> <span m='76570'>paying their</span> <span m='76660'>money.</span> </p><p><span m='79200'>You</span> <span m='79360'>will</span> <span m='79550'>get</span> <span m='79670'>a</span> <span m='79720'>lot</span> <span m='80040'>of</span> <span m='80090'>ugly</span> <span m='80270'>attitude,</span> <span m='80690'>but</span> <span m='80850'>you</span> <span m='80950'>just</span> <span m='81140'>look</span> <span m='81260'>past</span> <span m='81600'>that.</span> <span m='81780'>I</span> <span m='81810'>mean,</span> <span m='82650'>it's</span> <span m='82940'>life.</span> <span 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