Women of The Channel 2014: My First Job

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Amy Abatangle, Untangle

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

My first job was bagging groceries part-time at 15. I quickly learned uncomfortable lessons about standing for hours, punching the clock, and paying union dues and taxes. I gained valuable skills while keeping up with demand during peak periods like the five o'clock pre-dinner rush -- how to smile and make small talk when I didn't really feel like it. I learned that people appreciated it when I didn't crush a loaf of bread or a dozen eggs -- the basics of customer service. I've taken that customer focus with me throughout my career.

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