My First Jobs - A Little Luck and a Lot of Chutzpah

I've always believed in teaching by example. When I was about to graduate (more years ago than I care to admit), the economy was in a downturn. It was not quite as serious as this one, but still considered a recession. Interest rates were through the roof, inflation was more than 14%, unemployment was around 8%, and the country had just gone through a severe gasoline shortage that had caused gas lines and gas rationing.