My First Job: Laura Rivera
Sept. 21, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.
• Name: Laura Rivera
• Age: 41
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Wal-Mart store manager
• First job: I was a cart pusher for a local grocer when I was about 17 years old. Wal-Mart is only the second company I've ever worked for.
• What it taught me: They helped me set my expectations and standards. That really went hand in hand with Wal-Mart. The values really aligned.
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.