Ice Breaker – First Job


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Today’s Stretched Ice Breaker is inspired by my daughter who started her first job last week working at a new Chick-Fil-A in our area.

Question:  What did you do for your first job?

My Answer:  I worked as the “caretaker” for the eleven acre property owned by an elderly couple from my church.  I worked my butt off cutting grass, splitting wood, raking leaves, and doing all kinds of other hard labor.  When I started they paid me exactly $3.15 per hour (which was minimum wage at the time).  I earned every penny of it.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!