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First Jobs

Rvasquez Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:35 PM
My first job was working at a flea market selling lemonade, and snow-cones from 8 am - 6 pm on Saturday, and Sunday for $24.
What was your first job?

I stuck pieces of plastic and metal together at an Evanston, Ill., assembly line. We produced photocopiers for a company called American Photocopy.

I hated the work. It was hot and boring. But it was useful. It taught me to get good grades in school so I might have other choices.

Four years later, good grades got me a job as a researcher at a TV station.

To my surprise, that became a career. I never planned to be a TV reporter. I hadn't even watched TV news. I never took a journalism course.

But by...