First Job Series: Mike Conlin
Car Hop | Collins Drive-in and Carry Out (on SW 6th Avenue and approximately Clay Street)
Age 14 | $.60/hr + tips
Why this job?
My father knew Mr. Misha Sikes.
Being such a young kid, it took me quite a while to understand why all the high school kids would back their car into the stalls, order a Coke and then pour half the Coke out on the ground. Only after I had picked up several empty bottles of cherry vodka in the parking lot did I realize what was the real deal. Hopefully, I have become a little more “in.”
Being respectful of other people. Regardless of where they are at in their life path, you can always have a beneficial and positive impact on other people’s lives by simply showing them respect and offering a genuine smile.
Listen and learn. In spite of the fact that young people today are extremely bright, do not hesitate to learn other ways to solve a problem. There is a lot of wisdom that comes from learning other people’s thought processes and problem-solving skills. There are dozens of ways to solve a problem. Your knowledge and understanding will grow exponentially the more ways you look at a situation and decide what works best for you.