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?