My First Job: Christopher Stroop

Christopher Stroop

Name: Christopher Stroop

Age: 32

City of residence: Victoria

Current title: Owner of Furniture Warehouse Direct

First job: I began mowing lawns in high school. There were about 10 I mowed in my neighborhood.

What it taught me: I learned that I enjoyed being my own boss. Working for someone else is the hardest thing in the world when you have to do what they say, their way. Being in business for myself was the way to go.

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.