I was raised in Brooklyn. When I was 15, we were told we would be moving to Florida in a year. Having parents with strong work ethic already put me ahead of the game. I wanted a car and knew I'd have to earn it myself.
Figuring Florida had cheaper vehicles, my plan was to work that entire year and save every penny I made so when we moved, I'd have enough for my first car.
I was 15 and had 2 jobs. My very first job was a receptionist at a hair salon, where I only worked weekends. I answered phones, greeted customers, set appointments and cleaned up after close. It wasn't enough money so I looked around and found a cashier job working right after school Mon-Fri. I held these 2 jobs for almost a year and as soon as we moved to Florida, I had enough money to buy my first car; 1967 Chevy Impala, just like the Winchesters on Supernatural. It wasn't the Corvette I always wanted but it was all mine, paid with my own cash and without help from anyone. I even paid for my own insurance.
What I learned from my first job wasn't really anything I didn't already learn from my parents but I did learn how to manage and budget my money in order to obtain something I wanted. I also learned to deal with a diversity of personalities who wanted money as much as I did and lastly, to be financially aggressive and very frugal.