My First Job: Joe Perez

Aug. 5, 2010 at 3:05 a.m.
Updated Aug. 7, 2010 at 3:07 a.m.

Joe Perez

Joe Perez

Name: Joe Perez

Age: 57

City of residence: Springfield, Mo., but a Victoria native

Current title: Retired

First job: My first job was working for a farmer, planting, harvesting and shredding. That was when I was about 13.

What it taught me: It taught me the responsibility of getting up. If you wanted some money, you had to get up and work for it. I also picked up machinery skills.

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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