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Read the text below and decide word best fits each space.

When I was younger I had a job working in a factory, it was _1_ after I graduated from university. I worked there for about six months while I did interviews for a 'real' job that would start my career.

Looking back at it now, _2_ it was a boring job, it was one of the happiest times of my life. After years of being a poor student, it was the first time I had money from working a full-time job. We would get _3_ every Friday and by Monday most of it would be gone! I would spend most of my money on clothes and having fun with my friends over the weekend. I was too young to think about saving _4_ the future, I just wanted to have a good time.

The atmosphere at the factory was relaxed, I could wear what I wanted to work and I made a lot of good friends there. We would _5_ the whole day laughing and joking while we worked and at the end of the day it was just a short walk home.

I stopped working there when I got a new job at a finance company downtown. I now had my dream job but everything changed. I now had to wake up much earlier to _6_ into the city and work longer hours than I'd experienced before. Working in a high-pressure and stressful environment of a multi-cultural business was hard to adapt to after laidback factory life. Even having to wear a suit to work took some getting _7_ to.

Now many years later, I am a boss at the finance company and even though I consider myself to be a _8_, I still remember those days factory days fondly.

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