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June 3, 2014

Sharing Memories Week 22: Jobs You Have Had

Sharing Memories Week 22: Jobs You Have Had
Working at the Mortgage Company age 19
Join us for Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey We focus on memories of our parents, grandparents and others. We write for our children and grandchildren, that the memories are not lost over time. I hope you are keeping a journal, whether it is private or public, and joining us as we write our memoirs.

Today's prompt is Jobs You Have Had. This week's prompt is easy and it's a lot fun. Just start listing the jobs you've had since you were a teenager. I'm not sure I can remember all of mine but here goes:

  • Babysitting (what teenage girl hasn't babysat!)
  • Page at the Ajax Public Library from Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Summer job as a Waitress at Divine Lake Lodge in Huntsville Ontario age 16
  • Summer Job as a coin roller for a Vending Machine Co. in London Ontario age 18
  • Assistant to Chief Accountant at a Canada-wide Mortgage Company age 19 (my first "adult" and permanent job!)
  • Keypunch Operator
  • Fill-in receptionist at Mortgage Company
  • Survey writer for large Marketing Firm in Toronto Ontario age 21
  • Librarian Assistant in different libraries in Toronto Ontario from age 22-26
  • Nursery School Assistant in Midland Ontario
  • Dental office receptionist
  • Ran my own company Wilor Management at age 29 where I provided temporary office assistants to companies needing a fill-in
  • Bookkeeper in Opthamologist's office
  • Child Care Worker for Kinark Services
  • Teacher Assistant for Simcoe County School Board
  • Teacher for Home School Instruction of Behaviour problem teenage boys

The last two I worked at for almost 20 years. It's been a long and interesting set of jobs I've had!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you sure have had a lot of jobs. You have an incredible memory to be able to list so many.

I love the photo of you. What a terrific hair-do!

My blog isn't full-time genealogy, but I do intend to share some childhood memories there. Instead of listing all the jobs I've had, I'm choosing to write about one job in particular. If you are interested in reading the story, it will be up tomorrow (Wednesday, June 4th.)

Thanks so much for encouraging folks to record their memories.

Olive Tree Genealogy said...

Hi Patti

I will look forward to your blog post tomorrow!

I maybe should have said in mine that I started working at age 14 and that was over 50 years ago so I've hand a lot of time to work at different things :-)

My hair was SO hard to get to go in that style - the sides were easy, they just went that way naturally but my bangs! I had to scotch tape them (wet) to my forehead to try to get them to not wave or flip. LOL