My First Job: Stephen Thames

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Name: Stephen Thames

Age: 46

City of residence: Victoria

Current title: Citizens Medical Center administrator

First job: I worked at the Roaring 50s ice cream parlor in Universal City when I was in 10th grade. I did a little of everything. I scooped ice cream, made sandwiches - you name it.

What it taught me: That job taught me responsibility. Showing up on time, being independent and being well-dressed were all life lessons that were instilled in me early on. It helped me get where I am today.

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 fewer. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.



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