My First Job: John Griffin
• Name: John Griffin
• Age: 56
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Managing partner with Marek, Griffin & Knaupp Attorneys at Law
• First job: I worked at a Port Lavaca nursing home, sweeping floors, cleaning bedpans and doing whatever else they needed me to do.
• What it taught me: That job taught me the value of older people. They're just as special and worth knowing as young people are. I also learned respect for people who work those jobs.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.