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My First Job: Dr. Robert R. Westbrook Jr.

March 3, 2011 at midnight
Updated March 4, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.


Name: Dr. Robert R. Westbrook Jr.

Age: 58

City of residence: Victoria

Current title: Orthodontist

First job: My first job was working for my dad in the shipping department of an automotive warehouse. That started in eighth grade and I worked every summer until I graduated high school.

What it taught me: Work ethic was the main thing I took from that. Some people are born with a motor inside and just have that natural work ethic but, oftentimes, it's a learned thing they get from their parents. After that job, I was highly motivated to not work in a warehouse the rest of my life.

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.

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