10 Lessons Women Learned At Their First Jobs That They Still Use Today

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Melissa Kimble – Writer and Social Media Manage at The 3178 Agency

What was your first job out of college?
Kimble: Believe it or not, I was working as Material/Package Handler at FedEx. The economy was horrible when I graduated and I had to take the first guaranteed job I could get.

What lesson or skill did you learn at that job that still impacts how you work today?
Kimble: I learned the value of not complaining. I worked a lot of 13-hour days in the most unbelievable conditions available – snow, ice, rain, hail, and was on my feet for 95 percent of the workday. Once you load airplanes in 20 degree weather, you don’t complain about dealing with deadlines. It taught me that I can endure any type of change or hardship in business and in life. 

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