My First Job: Ruben Velasquez
Jan. 22, 2011 at midnight
Updated Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:22 p.m.
Name: Ruben Velasquez
City of residence: Port Lavaca
Current title: Store manager for Lack's
First job: I was an electrician's helper for Formosa in 1985.
What it taught me: I learned that it probably wasn't the profession for me. I needed to still find my niche. After that, I went on to a job at Foot Locker, which really led me to come out of my shell and find something I love. I've been in retail for more than 20 years now.
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.