Charles Bovaird, Financial Writer and Editor
We are pleased to have Charles Bovaird, VP of Content at Quantum Economics and Forbes Senior Contributor, share a first job and earning memory.
Now, in his own words, Charles Bovaird tells us about his first job.
An Intimidating Endeavor
The first job I ever had, aside from doing jobs around the house for my dad, was officiating soccer games.
Referee: an official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and (in some sports) to arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
To be frank, I rather enjoyed that job. I started when I was in 8th grade and was about 14 years old. Being a soccer referee gave me a front-row seat to my favorite sport, it got me some exercise and of course I got paid for the job too.
I will note that being a kid and refereeing soccer games that involved adult coaches could be intimidating. However, I got used to that over time, and I of course had to get used to fans screaming at the ref the second they disagreed with anything.
I should note that some fans are respectful, but the ones who screamed at me basically just taught me to block out distractions so I could focus on the task at hand.
(1) An officially licensed MLS soccer ball costs anywhere between $13.99 and $164.99 on MLS store online!
(2) The World Cup is extraordinarily popular around the globe! What does a ticket cost to a World Cup finals? According to CNBC, the face value of a 2018 World Cup finals ticket was priced between $455 and $1,100!
(3) Official MLS jerseys sell at the MLS store online for anywhere between $89.99 and $159.99.
(4) What is the average cost of playing club soccer? According to Master Soccer Mind dot com, on average, someone can be paying between 2000-5000 dollars a year in membership fees for one player.
(5) What is the most common soccer injury? According to Sports-Health dot com the most common soccer injury is a sprained ankle!
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