My First Job: O.C. Garza
Dec. 24, 2011 at 6:24 a.m.
• Name: O.C. Garza
• Age: 57
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Communications director for the City of Victoria
• First job: I was a bus boy at Floyd's Restaurant in Corpus Christi when I was 16 or 17 years old.
• What it taught me: I learned I definitely wanted to pursue an education so I didn't have to be a bus boy ever again. It was a lot of work, especially when the high school football teams came in after practice. The restaurant was all-you-can-eat for $1, and it was a madhouse.
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