My First Job: Roxanne Cowan
July 8, 2010 at 2:08 a.m.
Updated July 10, 2010 at 2:10 a.m.
Name: Roxanne Cowan
City of residence: Edna
Current title: Elderly care employee for an assisted living facility and a nursing home
First job: My first job was selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners door-to-door. It only lasted about three days.
What it taught me: With that job, the first thing you did was go door-to-door and perform a clean air survey. After that, you called the homes up to set up demonstrations. I don't think I set up a single demo. The thing I learned there was that I'm not a good salesperson.
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