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tenletters July 31st, 2015 4:18pm

Was your first job or working experience beneficial to you, either on a personal or professional level?

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dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
07/31/15 7:17 pm

Yes. I caddied on a golf course and learned a lot of life's lessons.

tenletters New York
08/01/15 9:34 pm

Which one stuck with you the most?

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
08/02/15 5:49 am

The three biggest ones are:
1. You earn what you deserve. The harder you work, the bigger the tip.
2. When to talk and when to listen.

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
08/02/15 5:49 am

3. How to interact with people of all walks of life. From billionaires to GED grads. Straight edge to alcoholics/drug addicts.

tenletters New York
07/31/15 2:02 pm

I'm a counselor at the tennis camp I used to go to this summer, and I've learned a surprising amount of life skills. I'm really glad I took this job. :)

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susanr Colorado
07/31/15 10:06 am

Both. And actually it was remarkably similar to my very last job, & eerily it was done (in part) in the same building. The technology & understanding had changed greatly in the intervening 40+ years, though.

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tenletters New York
07/31/15 1:59 pm

That must be so cool to see all the changes and improvements at a level where it really impacts the things you do.