I’ve been in the workforce since I was 11 years old 43 years ago. I started as a “paper girl” delivering a community newspaper. Then when I was 13, I worked at a dry cleaners every Saturday. The owner hired me because I looked like I was 16.
Once I turned 16 I went to work at Bambergers ;now Macy’s) in their lingerie department. I actually made it to assistant manager by the time I was 17. My college internship in accounting turned into a full time job after graduation.
That job didn’t last long because I wanted to become a teacher. I’m am finishing up my 30th year of teaching. But… I know this won’t be my last career.