W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc.
First Job: Aubuchon Hardware Warehouse Shop, age 13
“I learned a lot from the shop manager, Eric Berlo, as a person, a leader, a boss. His genuine kindness and care kept me focused as a 13-year-old kid, taking the time to teach me how to fix a paint shaker or a key machine. He was very patient, and that stays with me today. “
First Job: Star Lumber, 9th grade
“My boss once sent me home because there wasn’t much for me to do. My dad came home for lunch and said, ‘What are you doing here?’ I told him why and he told me to go back to the store. I learned not to wait for someone to tell you what to do, but to look for where you can add value.”
First Job: Yellowstone Hotel Room Attendant, college
“I was so happy that summer because I was somewhere I wanted to be. That job served my life in that moment in time. It’s not always the function of the job, it’s the right place, the right culture. It’s important that jobs serve a higher, broader purpose.”
Russell Do It Center
First Job: Taco Bell, High School
“ I was proud to work at Taco Bell. It instilled a work ethic and pride in me. I was able to buy a vehicle with that job. What I really gained is to respect everyone no matter what they’re doing in their life. At the same time, a job is what you make it, so it’s about becoming the best in your craft.
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