My First Job: Charmelle Garrett
• Name: Charmelle Garrett
• Age: 52
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Victoria city manager
• First job: My dad was a veterinarian and I worked in his clinic growing up.
• What it taught me: I learned compassion for both animals and people. I also learned how to deal with people in all circumstances, both the happy and the sad.
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.