My First Job: Margaret Vrana
Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:26 a.m.
Name: Margaret Vrana
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Part owner and helper at the Texas Drive Inn
First job: My first job was actually at the restaurant. I began helping my family out when I was 7 or 8.
What it taught me: Customer service was one of the main things I learned. At the time, I didn't even realize it. I knew I wanted to take orders and help with the tables, but it wasn't until later that I realized I'd learned to treat people with respect and to be out there, talking with the public. It's something that just came naturally.
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.