That's quite unfortunate, why would you have to work in all those jobs to be recognized, that is not right. I believe an industrious person can be recognized at any point in their life. Whether they are young kids or adults. It all depends on how someone carries themselves and how they are brought up. When you are growing up your parents are always there to guide you through and tell you how to be a resposible person so that when you get into the employment world you will know how to run things around you. When you get a job, even if it's the first one, the way you carry yourself around, people will definitely recognize the good work your doing.