My first job was at Infosys, a multinational company that provides software solutions. The best part of the job was the training period which was about 4.5 months which was during the final semester of my Undergrad. It is a one of a kind experience that I still cherish and appreciate. For training we were sent to Mysore campus (my first away from my home experience) which is a proud testament to the company’s values and its soaring ambition that has a great infrastructure, a grand library with diverse collection of books,exquisite food courts, multiplex to watch free movies, bowling alleys, badminton courts, gym, swimming pool, free and comfortable on-campus stay and a multicultural environment with people from all over India. It is not just these that makes it best training program, the quality of lectures, lab work, projects and the tedious course of training that included most part of the day being in lab (Sometime would return to room only to sleep). Though it was challenging it definitely shaped us well, exposing us to technological advances and introducing to IT trends and corporate work culture. It was kind a place where we were treated both as a student and an employee (Mostly because fresh graduates were sent here for training). It was a good transition from being a college student to an employee and a great learning curve for me. Forever grateful for everything Infosys taught me.
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My first job was in construction. Good ol' physical labor. I was a laborer and I liked it to start because the money was good. (I think it was $10 an hr) But, not long after I started I soon realized I did not want to be doing this for the rest of my life. Coming home sore and with a tight back and all only to wake up and do It all again tomorrow...No thank you. I would always get mad at the home inspectors who would pull up to our job site in their air-conditioned trucks and tell us what we did wrong and what we needed to re-do to pass and then leave. I said to myself "I want to do that, not this". That starts my story of going back to school, walking on the football team and everything fell into place from there. Long story short, I love physical labor when it is voluntary, not a prerequisite. I'm glad I learned that at a young age. HaHa
The first job I've ever had was working at CVS as a cashier. It was definitely a great learning experience for me and taught me a lot of valuable experiences early on. Things that I've learned includes customer service, strategically knowing when to juggle between working cashier, restocking and tidying up, and most importantly dealing with extreme couponers.