My First Job: Gus Kroos
Name: Gus Kroos
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Retired unit director with H-E-B
First job: I worked at the deli counter at Giant Food Store in Rockville, Md., when I was 16.
What it taught me: That was how I got started in the grocery business. I'd say it taught me good customer service and how to deal with people. I also learned to take the good with the bad. When it came to skills, I learned food service, how to prepare and handle food.
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.