My first paid job was a short stint working for my father. He managed a jewelry store and I helped them get ready for inventory. That was a lot of fun and a precursor to a decade in retail. Later, my first real long-term job was working at a furniture store doing physical labor. I worked there when it wasn’t basketball season.  I learned something about hard work and being respectful. It is also makes me nostalgic, since I couldn’t really do that job physically anymore. Times change.