My First Job: Albert Mata
Aug. 3, 2013 at 3:03 a.m.
• Name: Alfred Mata
• Age: 31
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Director of sales for Victoria's Hilton Garden Inn
• First job: I worked at CiCi's Pizza when I was 16.
What it taught me: I learned the value of a dollar. Before that job, I wanted my mom to buy me the nice shoes and everything. But when you work hard for your money, you spend it more wisely.
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.