On February 23, 1987, I started a new job. I was a little nervous, for while I had gone to school for this particular vocation, I had never actually done it before. It was a big step up from my previous jobs (cashier, machine-shop worker, burger flipper), and I would be making the princely sum of *gasp!* five dollars an hour, with the promise of a substantial raise if I lasted six months.
I lasted six months. As a matter of fact, as of today, I've lasted twenty-two years here.
Oh, I could tell some stories. Insane co-workers, insane clients, insane job assignments .... the works.
Twenty-two years. Holy cow. Heck, at least it keeps me off the streets. :)