My First Job: Michael A. Kostella

Nov. 23, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.

• Name: Michael A. Kostella

• Age: 35

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Owner of PJ's Seafood and Diner

• First job: My first job was at the family business, PJ's Seafood and Diner. I learned how to filet fish at 6 years old. In the summer, when I was 12 or 13, I'd be behind the counter cutting fish or weighing shrimp. It's how I got my money for the movies.

• What it taught me: I learned the value of a dollar. I had to work to get it. That's also where I got my work ethic. You can't slack off when you work for Dad.

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.



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