My First Job: Stephen Thames
Name: Stephen Thames
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.