I’m finding this to be a very different process than I remember. I’ve been thinking through my jobs before Mr. Phil & Co., and coming to the conclusion that in a decade, our world has changed. My last job Before Children(BC) was Ames, a department store that no longer even exists, working at the customer service desk and troubleshooting all over the store, as I had learned so much about every department in the years I worked there that I could find any item in the store. Before that, I worked a series of temporary jobs in Nashua, anything from dispatching to Wedding photography assistant. And going back before my marriage, I worked as a cashier at a convenience store, and a Daycare worker. In highschool, I had started working at Ames, and before that, when I was too young even to be “paid” I worked with a landscaping company. My work career has been a little different, hasn’t it?
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But here, running the business, I have had to learn so many things to keep our business going. Organization, time management… vital just to make a home office work with four kids running through it. Marketing, sales, advertising; I had to learn them well, or we would starve. Funny how depending on this for the family’s sole income adds incentive! I like learning – in fact, I really need to get cracking on my HTML. But I also like a little stability. Working for someone else will be nice in that regard.
I’m having trouble quantifying my skill sets. I can type, use the computer – if it’s a Mac I can make it do anything! – have good phone skills, and e-mail, and face-to-face… I cook, I clean 😛
I was asked a question this week… what is my long term career goal? and I couldn’t immediately answer it. It isn’t that I drew a blank, more that I suddenly had so many ideas I felt like a kid again. What do I want to do with my life? If I could further my education (and I think I will have that chance) where would I go with it? I don’t know yet. But I know I am looking forward to figuring this out.