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My First Job: Helen Chaloupka learns 'whole new way to live'

Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.
Updated Oct. 21, 2012 at 5:21 a.m.

Helen Chaloupka

• Name: Helen Chaloupka

• Age: 57

• City of residence: Moulton

• Current title: Co-owner of Chaloupka Farm

• First job: I was a bookkeeper at our local bank about 40 years ago.

• What it taught me: I learned a lot about money and respect for fellow workers and gained a sense of pride. Coming right out of high school, it was an eye-opening experience for me. I grew up on a farm and it was like learning a whole new way to live and interact with people who weren't family.

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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