We’ve been doing a series this week about first jobs. So far, we’ve heard about working in a women’s clothing store and at an amusement park, and about time as a census worker and a shift that lasted only four hours. These are stories about what it’s like to walk into that new office, or in some cases, that new barn.
Ken Lenox is a cattle rancher in Rolla, Mo., whose first paid job was hauling hay.
“If we hauled a thousand bales in a day, we got $2.50,” he said. “What the job taught me was possibly the value of money and how hard it was to earn it, and you didn’t spend it foolishly.”