My First Job: Robert Rodriguez
March 26, 2011 at midnight
Updated March 25, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.
Name: Robert Rodriguez
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Co-owner of Robert's Eatery & Bakeshop
First job: My first job was working on the family farm, but my first "real" job was at Ramsey's Restaurant when I was in seventh grade.
What it taught me: I kept $20 of each paycheck but gave the rest to my grandparents to help the family. I learned that family is one of the most important priorities in life. I also learned the value of being trustworthy, on time and presenting myself well while on the job.
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.