Years ago I had a few months before I would begin college, so I got a job through a temp agency and was sent to Air BP (the jet fuel division of BP Amoco) to do some very mundane billing processing. On the morning of my first day, they trained me to perform bill cancellation and re-entry, a manual process I was to perform over and over all day long. Once I understood the process, I hesitantly told them I knew of a way to speed it up with some computer code to automate the process. They were receptive to my idea, and by the end of the day I was programming. I soon had four different computers running my scripts at once, processing orders five to ten times faster than I ever could manually, making my management and the temp agency quite happy. With my help, they were able to make a big dent in their accounts receivable backlog to the tune of tens of millions of dollars! When I finally left for college, the office threw me a party and gave me a replica airplane - making for quite a fond memory.