My First Job: Kevin DeBault
Nov. 2, 2013 at 6:02 a.m.
• Name: Kevin DeBault
• Age: 45
• City of residence: Inez
• Current title: Aquatics engineer
• First job: At 16, I had two jobs. I filled in for my friend, throwing the Victoria Advocate, and worked with the county drainage district.
What it taught me: I learned I didn't want to be a paperboy and that I didn't want to do the labor that came with the other job. I enjoy hard work but knew I wanted to do something else. More than anything, it showed me I wanted to get an education.
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 fewer. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.