My First Job: Michael J. Kostella

• Name: Michael J. Kostella

• Age: 68

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Former owner of PJ's Seafood and Diner

• First job: My first job was hunting golf balls at the golf course. I went down after, and they sold for maybe a quarter a piece in the early 1960s.

What it taught me: I learned dedication. I walked from my house to Riverside Park, and if I only found two golf balls, I only got 50 cents. I had to find more than two golf balls.

My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or fewer. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.