The women over at Work At Home Mom Bloggers are talking about first jobs this week and I decided to join in and share my first experience with a paying job.
So what was my first job? Well, promise not to laugh too hard, but from when I was 15 until I turned 18, I was a janitor at a local publishing company in my home town. I worked five days a week from 3-7 p.m. cleaning toilets, vacuuming, dusting, and other menial but necessary work. It was honest labor and great experience for me.
While I did learn some important lessons on cleaning (which my husband wishes I would employ more often), the most important lesson I learned was about budgeting my time. Since I worked everyday on top of school work and extracurriculars, I had to be very organized about when I did what. That lesson has stayed with me and to this day I thrive under pressure.
It has particularly come in handy with my cooking and writing – I can set a basic time frame and get things done during that time and then get to my other responsibilities. I know to budget time not just for the actually processes but for development, preparatory work and implementation.
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