My First Job: Torin Bales
• 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.