My First Job: Kevin McCarty
Name: Kevin McCarty
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Owner of Platinum Pawn & Jewelry and Sam Houston Pawn
First job: I worked for my grandfather at Alvin's Food Store in Port Lavaca.
What it taught me: I learned really hard work. He had me doing everything from bagging ice to sweeping the parking lots. I learned to work hard and to do it right the first time, so you didn't have to go back and do it again.
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.