11 People Share The Most Valuable Lesson They Learned From Their First Job

What did you learn?

While our first jobs may not alwyas lead to long-term careers, they certainly have the potential to teach us some long-lasting life lessons. 

Recently, Reddit user rylo93  asked Reddit: "What is the most valuable lesson you learnt from your first job?" The question received a range of responses, reminding us that, no matter what your first job was, there can always be a positive gained. 

For example, one person says their first job reminded them that you can't be perfect for everybody — people will still critique you no matter what.

"You can be the best person you can and people will still hate on you," they write. "Haters gonna hate. Don't give a shit about them and do what's right."

So whether you're looking for your first job or looking back on it, check out these valuable lessons below and perhaps they'll teach you something too. 


1. Jobs you don't like can still teach you valuable skills.

2. Be honest.

3. Haters will hate.

4. Don't engage in gossip.

5. Trust your gut.

6. Let it out.

7. Doing a good job makes you feel better.

8. Don't slack off.

9. Use people's names.

10. Be conscientious.

11. Manage people properly.

Cover photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash


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