My First Job: Dee Garland
Jan. 19, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:19 p.m.
• Name: Dee Garland
• Age: 48
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Owner of Dee's Creations and retail worker
• First job: I worked at Dairy Queen. I took orders, made food, cleaned up and did whatever else they needed me to do.
• What it taught me: I learned my work ethic - getting to work on time, doing my best and making an effort to earn my own money. I think it's good for kids to start working when they're young. When you work hard, you're rewarded in so many ways.
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.