My First Job: Vanessa Bazan
April 19, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 18, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.
• Name: Vanessa Bazan
• Age: 29
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Owner of Carried Away Candy Buffet
• First job: I worked as a carhop at Sonic.
What it taught me: I learned that greeting a customer with a smile can do a lot - it's contagious. They'll smile back even though they might be having a bad day.
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.