From scooping ice cream to waitressing at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 23 highly successful people
My first job was probably babysitting, I made money at it beginning at age 11, with infants, really! But I had a little brother in diapers at the time, and the parents were amazed that I could do everything necessary, and I was reasonably responsible, so I got the job.
Then at 12 a newspaper route, at 13 church janitor, at 15 Safeway courtesy clerk (box boy, at the time), daytime shelf stocker, and bottle return. From there it was the paper mill, industrial demolition, commercial construction, and law, omitting myriad odd jobs, and duties.
Unglamorous? Are there actually "glamorous" jobs? Most of my prior jobs were work, with only the most tangential glamorous parts. Jobs are only glamorous on TV, in real life they are work.
Ultimately, all who work start at the bottom, and have to develop the skills to work up to more productive more remunerative work. The tragedy is that progressives today are dead set to destroy jobs, particularly the jobs available for the poor, and less fortunate among us. The minimum wage is a terrible idea, which only outlaws low productivity jobs, the very jobs where individuals learn the basic skills necessary for the job market.