My First Job: Julie Allen

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• Name: Julie Allen

• Age: 55

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Retail worker

• First job: When I was 14, I spent my Saturdays working at either a fish and chip shop or a small grocery store in Australia.

• What it taught me: I learned responsibility. At age 16, I woke up, dressed, rode the subway for an hour and worked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I also paid my parents $25 a week for board once I got that first job. I learned to be financially responsible.

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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