From Barista to Barrister

  In case you didn’t hear about it already, last week Cassels Brock won the Toronto Law Firm Food Sort Challenge at the Daily Bread Food Bank. We sorted almost 4000 pounds of food in 1 hour (that’s a lot of juice boxes!). The winners were immortalized in HTML and captured in this handsome photo:

My job for the food sort was that of “Palletizer”. That meant taking the boxes of sorted food, loading them on a cart, and unloading them at the other end of the warehouse. This role suited me well; one of my first summer jobs was taking boxes of sorted food, loading them on a cart, and unloading them at the other end of a warehouse. The whole Cassels team did a great job. As we worked, I reflected on how experiences from past jobs can sometimes be unexpectedly relevant on Bay Street. In that spirit, I had my fellow bloggers tell us about their first summer jobs, and how they relate to working at CBB. Here we go:

Steve

First Summer Job: Camp Counsellor

How it relates to working at CBB: Campers and Students are all the same: We are hungry and homesick!

Stephanie

First Summer Job: Working at my dad’s accounting office.

 How it relates to working at CBB: It really makes me appreciate working at CBB!!!

Monique

First Summer Job: Au Pair

How it relates to working at CBB: There is nothing like a spitting child to teach you communication, patience and how to stay calm under pressure.  

Carla

First Job: Working at McDonalds

How it relates to working at CBB: Allowed me to master the art of an assembly line at the Food Sort Challenge. Who knew the art of making cheeseburgers was transferable.

Patrick

First Summer Job: Independent Video Store (Wow, I feel old. Do kids even recognize VHS tapes now?)

How it relates to working at CBB: You never want to hand anything in late. Trust me.

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