My First Job: Emilie Eggleston
Name: Emilie Eggleston
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Owner of Raw Waves smoothie bar
First job: I was a waitress for an Edna steakhouse when I was about 15 years old. I only worked there about three weeks.
What it taught me: It taught me to let go of my own perceptions of what's right and wrong. To let go of my ego and serve people. You have to give people what they want.
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.