My first job: Thomas Gwosdz
• Name: Thomas Gwosdz
• Age: 42
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Victoria city attorney
• First job: I sacked groceries at a Kroger grocery store in Alvin when I was 16 years old.
• What it taught me: I learned that, when the boss calls you in on your day off, you never know what to expect. I remember helping to clean up the cafe area one day, because we heard the health department was on its way for an inspection. I also learned that, when you work for somebody else, you're at their disposal. You need to do what they need you to do.
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.