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A Work in Progress People always say the first job is the most important one you’ll ever have. Some people may agree and others may not. I believe that a first job will have an extraordinary impact on your future careers and can teach you very many valuable lessons. We all know that our first job isn’t exactly going to be our dream job but it is up to the person wether they want to work hard and do the best they can. As soon as I walked in I can smell hot french fries and the very famous “Whopper” burgers. This is a smell that I will remember for the rest of my life. The smell of hot fries was so overwhelming I wanted to barf. I can hear all the commotion and yelling in the kitchen, it felt like they were speaking a different language. …show more content…
I know, fast food is supposed to be easy, but I’m just the kind of person that stresses out over everything. Some nights I would come home at one o’clock in the morning and have to go to school the next day which packed more stress on me. As the seasons passed, I got used to my job and perfected almost every position there. December was the month I was chosen for employee of the month and I hate to admit it, but I was very proud of myself and I felt like all my hard work had been paid off. When I got my biweekly check I was informed that I have been paid a grand total of $10 extra for all my hard work. The more I stared at my check stub the more heated I got. After almost two years of being paid minimum wage with no raise and putting up with rude customers, I decided it wasn’t worth it. Although I was going to miss my coworkers I decided to move …show more content…
When I was hired for this position I was told that I was going to be placed in a home with a 72 year old man with mental retardation and a 37 year old man who is non-verbal. I’m not going to lie, but I felt a little nervous because I had no experience with disabled people or elderly people. When I started working there I wasn’t quite sure if I would be cut out for a job like this. Being only 5ft and having to help someone use the bathroom that is twice my size is not easy. As time went on, I eventually started getting into the swing of things and I really love my job. Even though my first job was only a fast food restaurant, it taught me a lot of important skills. There has been times where my patience was tested with rude customers but I learned how to hold my tongue. I learned many important communication skills and I learned how important hard work is. My first job really helped me succeed at the job I currently have. My first job was obviously not my dream job but I am very grateful that I got to experience it. Working really helped my communication skills and being responsible. This has had an impact on my current job because I have built a good work ethic. I am more open to learning new things and getting out of my comfort

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