Growing Up

Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.


No experience has affected me more greatly than my first job at Burger King. This job has taught me invaluable lessons that I use in my everyday life. I have learned time management, how to deal with all denominations of people, and the importance of hard work. These experiences will help not only my transformation from young adult to well-rounded man, but also the growth of my actions in daily life.

Working at Burger King helped me learn how to work with all different types of people. In the work force you don’t get to choose who you work with, usually. You have to be able to work and cope with everyone from those who are slow to those you do not really admire. You may get stuck with someone who is extremely rude and you have no positive feelings toward them, but regardless you put all of the behind you to get the task at hand done. You may even have to work with people who are good but a bit slow, nevertheless the only thing that matters is that you complete the job that is handed to you. I learned to keep my cool no matter the situation, because you don't want to let loose your wrath upon someone and be released from your place of employment!

Another imperative skill I experienced was that of time management. As a...

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