Tuesday, June 3, 2014

52 Weeks of Sharing Our Memories - Jobs I've Had

This post is part of the 52 Weeks of Writing our Memories by Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Genealogy who has challenged us to write our memories for our future generations.

This week's prompt is to list all of the jobs I've had. Let's see if I remember them all.

I started working for my dad at The A. S. Pendleton Company wholesale grocers when I was 14 as a warehouse worker and later as a bookkeeper. Rather, I ran the bookkeeping machine. Sometimes I took in the money that the truck drivers and salesmen collected from customers and did whatever else my dad needed me to do. My Uncle Jack taught me how to use a ten-key calculator without looking at the keys. I worked for my dad until after I married and my son was about 2 or 3 years old.

Secretary and bookkeeper at South Georgia Pecan until after my daughter was born.

Bookkeeper at Lee Office Equipment Company.

Phone service order typist and later Customer Service Rep for AT&T until it split up into the "baby Bells." Then it was Southern Bell.

Started out as a temporary receptionist, then permanent secretary, and later Production Control (i.e., inventory) at Saft America.

Then I made a complete career change and went to school to become an archaeologist. After I finished my master's degree classes at the University of Alaska, I worked for the Alaska Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the National Park Service in Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, and a private cultural resource firm in Alaska.

Here I am at the archaeology field school in 2000 on St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska

Well, I think I remembered them all.


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