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.”
What was your first job? What did you learn? Comment below, on our Facebook page or tweet us @MarketplaceAPM with #MyFirstJob.
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