My First Job: Bart Wales
• Name: Bart Wales
• Age: 54
• City of residence: Refugio
• Current title: Local historian, director of the Refugio County Museum
• First job: I worked as a roughneck on a drilling rig when I was 18. That was my first paying job.
• What it taught me: I learned to get an education and that there had to be something better 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.