Barack Obama spent a summer scooping ice cream.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
• First jobs are usually a mixed bag; they can be disastrous failures, great learning experiences, or somewhere in between.
• That’s the case even for people who go on to become the president of the United States.
• American presidents took on some memorable first roles across history.
The road to the White House isn’t always glamorous.
Sure, most US presidents throughout our