Working a Non-glamorous Job Instilled in Me 3 Specific Life Lessons. My first job was as a paperboy. I learned quite a few lessons about money and life from that experience. You can read more about that job here. My next job, which was more like a real job, was as a dietary worker in our town’s hospital kitchen. Basically, I was a dishwasher/server in a place where no one thinks about food. I started…