My First Job: Jamie Cortinas
Sept. 22, 2012 at 4:22 a.m.
• Name: Jamie Cortinas
• Age: 26
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Owner of Sweetie's Candy Shop and More
• First job: When I was 16, I worked at a snow cone and lemonade stand my parents owned in Port Lavaca.
What it taught me: I learned customer service. You need to be nice to everybody, no matter what. It isn't always easy, but it's important.
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.