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ESSENCE Poll: How Old Were You When You Got Your First Job?

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Barack Obama, daughter Sasha, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia walk across Lafayette Park from the White House on their way to Easter services at St John’s Episcopal Church
Photo Credit: Drew Angerer-Pool/Getty Images

It's that time of year when the teenager in your life starts panicking about how they'll have money over the summer. Because they need money for important stuff, ya know, like Frappuccinos, t-shirts, the works. And so you tell them what your parents told you: Get a job! Waitressing, folding clothes at a store in the mall, camp counselor—the list is endless.    

Malia Obama is not content to spend her summer lazing about the White House doing First Kid stuff. The 15-year-old high school junior reportedly got her first job working on the set of Halle Berry's new CBS sci-fi thriller, Extant. A source tells The Wrap that Obama is working as a production assistant and has been spotted helping with "computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take."

Malia's new gig has us thinking about back about our first jobs. How old were you when you started working? Tell us all about your first job below.

QUESTION:
How old were you when you got your first job?
13-15
45%
16-18
44%
19-21
8%
My frist job was after college
3%
Total votes: 524

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