My First Job: Lee Dean
Feb. 23, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.
• Name: Lee Dean
• Age: 63
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Building manager at 120 Main Place
• First job: I worked for Carpentry by Woodcraft, a construction company in Detroit, when I was about 17 years old.
• What it taught me: I learned to appreciate dollars with that job. I earned $17 an hour because it was union work. When I moved on to other jobs which paid a lot less, it was a culture shock.
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.