My First Job: Joe Perez
Name: Joe Perez
City of residence: Springfield, Mo., but a Victoria native
Current title: Retired
First job: My first job was working for a farmer, planting, harvesting and shredding. That was when I was about 13.
What it taught me: It taught me the responsibility of getting up. If you wanted some money, you had to get up and work for it. I also picked up machinery skills.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.