My First Job: Susie Garcia

Jan. 12, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.

• Name: Susie Garcia

• Age: 63

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Owner of Cozy Corner, inside Dee's Creations

• First job: I worked at a cafeteria when I was young.

What it taught me: There were eight of us in the family, and sometimes, finances were tight. I learned the value of money, hard work and to work for myself if I wanted to buy school clothes or have spending money. I also learned the importance of staying in school because I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life.

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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