Have been on the computer reading Facebook and blogs I follow and Donna from 2 Taking a 5th asked “What were you? I think it’s interesting to find out what kind of jobs/careers others have held” and I thought what a great blog topic so I borrowed it. Am sure she won’t mind.
So here goes for me ~ started babysitting at age 10, made 35 cents an hour. Then got a job at the bowling alley where my mom worked: worked in the nursery, in the snack bar and then behind the counter handing out shoes, sheets, learned the cash register, how to call the back to help out. It was a lot of fun and I got to spend time with my mom. It was also the only time I have been fired from a job ~~~ another blog post in the making.
Then I worked at Lerner’s, a dress shop. Became a receptionist in a realtors office in Las Vegas and then worked in the snack bar at AAFES while stationed at Soesterberg AFB in Holland. Did house cleaning, day care in our home, sold or tried to sell liquid writing paint (that was in the late 70’s early 80’s). Was a stay-at-home wife & mom for a few years. Became a church secretary and then went back to school and got my BA degree in Human Services. Worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office, case-manager for a Child Advocacy program, facilitator for Parents Anonymous, front desk clerk for Planned Parenthood (not a good fit for me). Again was a case-manager for teens in a group home/foster care for a non-profit and then became a Home Health biller, DME reimbursement supervisor and then Office Manager for Option Care, a Home Health/Home Infusion company. And then full circle back to being a church secretary. Then a cashier for the carnival along with office assistant and a Christmas tree seller.
My most favorite career ~ being a wife, mother and bestest of all ~ a Grammy!!! to my three grandchildren.