My First Job: Erika Bochat
• Name: Erika Bochat
• Age: 47
• City of residence: Goliad County
• Current title: County extension family and consumer science agent
• First job: Gift wrapper at Porter's Jewelry in Edinburg
What it taught me: I learned responsibility and punctuality. If I couldn't be there, I knew to call in to let them know. Otherwise, I would always be on time. I also learned how to wrap gifts very well and still know how.
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.