My First Job

• Name: Mary Ann Garza

• Age: 47

• City of residence: Victoria

• Current title: Assistant manager at Credit Central Loan and Tax Services

• First job: Working at Dollar General in Cleburne

What it taught me: I learned a lot about patience and customer service. You have to tend to the customer to please them, and you need to be patient with them, too.

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.