Name: Samuel L. Jackson

Age: 57

Occupation: Actor, currently in Snakes on a Plane

What was your first job, and what did you learn from it that you are still using today?

“My first job I had I was an enamel mixer in the Samuel Stamping and Enameling Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They made stove parts. You had to know how to balance pH’s and all this other stuff. You had to know some chemical formulas to mix this enamel so that it wouldn’t burn you when they sent them through the kiln. I would mix the enamel, balance the pH and I had a little oar-like thing that I would mix the stuff with, I would spray it on and send it down the line. I learned that I did not want to be a factory labour worker the rest of my life.”

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