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My First Job: Torin Bales

By Victoria Advocate
Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.


• Name: Torin Bales

• Age: 50

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Owner of Torin Bales Fine Jewelry

• First job: I sacked groceries at a Plano Albertsons when I was 16.

• What it taught me: I learned I didn't want to sack groceries the rest of my life, but the real lesson was work ethic. It was hard work, but it was very rewarding. I've always worked since I was legally able to.

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.

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