Extra frosting please: First job life lessons
A Facebook friend recently asked what was your first job and lessons were learned? To pay for my first car I needed a job. While I mowed yards and delivered papers in the neighborhood, Cinnabon maker was my first “real” job.
I was one of the original Cinnabon employees and helped open the place in the mall. I felt a bit sorry for Baxter’s Menswear. They had to endure the cinnamon roll smell on a daily basis. The smell had to soak into the fabric. Cinnabons were great to eat, but not so great as the scent embedded in your suit.
I learned a few valuable lessons at Cinnabon. First, make sure you slop extra frosting on the roll. More frosting equaled satisfied customers. A simple philosophy but it’s true -- a happy customer is a returning customer. It's still true today.
Second is personal responsibility. I saw a wide array of work ethics. I chose to do my best and be a team player.
Cinnabon wasn't a career it was just a first job. It was a good first job.
What was your first job? Any life lessons learned?
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.