I remember my first day of work, because it didn’t happen too long ago.
I didn’t work when I was in high school.
Right after I was finished with school, I went to Technical College to learn about heating and air conditioner repair work. I didn’t have a job the whole time I was in Technical College, because my parents thought it was important for me to pass my classes and do a good job. My very first job was a heating and air conditioner repair position and I was really nervous. It’s natural to get nervous on the first day of work, but my stomach was in turmoil. I felt like I was going to throw up my breakfast. I had a full breakfast that morning with eggs, toast, juice, and bacon. I could taste the bacon in the back of my throat. I sat with my co-workers and listened to all of the morning meeting news. When the owner of the heating and air conditioner repair company introduced me to everyone, he asked me to get up in front of them and speak. He wanted me to introduce myself, but I could do anything except stand there like a deer in the headlights. I embarrassed myself and ran to the bathroom where I threw up for the next 15 minutes. When I finally came out of the bathroom, a couple of guys were standing there and I’m sure they heard me the whole time. I was pretty embarrassed, but I walked out of the bathroom with my head held high.