Friday, May 14, 2010

FRIDAY FILL-IN & FLASHBACK FRIDAY

memes away.....

#176

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And...here we go!

1. I just had _to get out of bed at 5am--i HATE waking up early_.
2. _Is confused in observing people accepting " AS_ is".
3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I'm reading:_"Ask My spirit to control your mind so you can think great thoughts of Me" ( JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young)_.
4. _Shopping with my daughter for clothes, or even thrifting, __ tickles my fancy.
5. I was walking _gingerly into the creeks yesterday retrieving my golf ball that mysteriously landed in the water three times yesterday_.
6. _Photographing our teens enjoying fun times_ makes me laugh!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _working the 'flower table' at our high school's chorus show_, tomorrow my plans include _picking up fresh, grilled, chicken barbecue at our Methodist Mens' fund raiser__ and Sunday, I want to _be taking many pictures while manipulating all the tissues I'll need during our senior banquet_.


How old were you when you got your first (paying) job? BABYSITTING WAS A VERY LUCRATIVE PROFESSION OF MINE BEGINNING AT 13...MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR ADOPTED A NEWBORN AND SHE TRUSTED ME TO WATCH HER FOR TWO HOURS WHEN SHE WAS ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS OLD. WANDA KNEW MY MOTHER WAS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY SHOULD ANYTHING STRANGE ARISE DURING MY TIME WITH THIS ADORABLE BABY, CINDY. I WOULD KEEP HER ABOUT ONCE A MONTH SO THE PARENTS COULD HAVE A DATE.

MY FIRST REAL JOB, WHERE I HAD TAXES TAKEN OUT, WAS IN THE AFTERNOONS OF MY SENIOR YEAR. I WAS ABLE TO INTERN AT A LOCAL TEXTILE BUSINESS BEING A SECRETARIAL OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR 2-3 HOURS THREE DAYS A WEEK. IT TURNED INTO A FULL-TIME SUMMER JOB BEFORE I STARTED COLLEGE WHEN THE OFFICE MANAGER'S FATHER BECAME VERY ILL IN OKLAHOMA AND SHE LEFT ME TO HANDLE EVERYTHING.

Did you work during the school year? MY USUAL TIMES WERE FRIDAY NIGHTS OR SATURDAY NIGHTS AND NOT EVER DURING THE DAY...EXCEPT THERE WERE A FEW TIMES I WATCHED HER WHILE WANDA WOULD GROCERY SHOP.

What stipulations, if any, did your parents put on spending, saving, etc.? REGARDING MY REAL JOB AT THE OFFICE, MY PARENTS HAD PAID HALF THE PRICE OF MY FIRST CAR, A VW BEETLE, AND I HAD TO MAKE THE REST AS WELL AS PAY HALF MY INSURANCE AND ALL MY GAS. I WAS EXPECTED TO SAVE 10 PERCENT OF MY PROFITS FOR SAVINGS AND 10 PERCENT FOR CHURCH TITHES. IT WAS AMAZING HOW SAVINGS MATTERED MOST TO ME.

What types of jobs did you have before you were, oh, 21 or 22? THOSE I NOTED ABOVE FIT THIS QUESTION AS WELL. HOWEVER, I DID WORK AT A LARGE UNIVERSITY IN THEIR SCHOOL OF NURSING AS ONE OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THEIR NURSE PRACTITIONER SCHOOL, LEARNING MANY OF THE INTRICACIES OF THE NURSING WORLD AND SPECIFICITIES OF STAYING CURRENT ON CURRICULUM. THE DOCTORS I WORKED FOR WERE 'DOCTORATES OF NURSING', WHO PAVED THE WAY IN WASHINGTON FOR THE SUCCESS OF TODAY'S NURSE PRACTITIONERS. I REALLY ENJOYED BEING SO CLOSE TO THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT BUT NOT BEING IN THE ICKY STUFF. :)

Did you go to college or a technical/trade school? If so, did you work while you were pursuing your post-high school education? EVEN THOUGH I HAD FANTASIZED ABOUT GOING TO A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE, I ENROLLED IN SECRETARIAL SCIENCE CLASSES AT A LOCAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL WHERE I WORKED MY PATOOTY OFF FOR NINE MONTHS. IT WAS REWARDING TO RECEIVE HONORS AND GRADUATE IN RESPONSE TO MOM AND DAD MOVING OUT OF STATE.

MY FAVORITE BUSINESS TEACHER (MS. N*) TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF A FIRM HANDSHAKE AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, NO MATTER WHAT!

A SMILE WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS LEARNED. A PIC FROM OUR LEADERSHIP BANQUET...I'M WEARING A DRESS MOTHER MADE ME FOR THE OCCASION...I LOVED WEARING IT.

..Nash1978

What were your favorite -- and least favorite, if you wish to share! -- jobs? THE JOB AT THE UNIVERSITY WAS THE MOST FUN. GREAT SURROUNDINGS...BEAUTIFUL LUNCHTIME HANGOUTS AND SCRUMPTIOUS, ETHNIC RESTAURANTS...GETTING TO MIX AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE MEDICAL AND LAW STUDENTS.

THE TEXTILE COMPANY JOB WAS MY LEAST FAVORITE...SOME 'CHARACTERS' WHO WORKED THERE MADE ME A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE (BEING AS YOUNG AS I WAS). ONE OF THE BOSSES HAD A REFRIGERATOR IN HIS OFFICE...CRANKING OUT 'TOTTIES' AFTER 5PM (MADE ME EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE). I'D KEEP MY NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE AND LEAVE AS SOON AS THEY STARTED 'ENJOYING' AFTER HOURS.

What did you learn from those early jobs? TAXES WERE THE BIGGEST THING I LEARNED ... AND SO GLAD MY FAMILY TAUGHT ME THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVINGS AND PUTTING AWAY MONEY FOR THOSE RAINY DAYS OF UNEXPECTED INCIDENCES.

14 comments:

Mary said...

Taxes are a rude awakening, aren't they?

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun flashback. I never wanted to get my master's or doctorate in nursing. That's neat that you got to have a peak into that world!

Melli said...

I'm amazed by some of the real work experience some of you had as young teens! I had great typing and shorthand skills - but I don't think it EVER would have occurred to me to try to get office work at that age! Of course... had I had some one encouraging me, that might have helped.

I started babysitting at 13 too - well for "other people" -- I babysat my nephews from the time I was 10 or 11. I STILL think that a 13 year old is a better babysitter than most 16 year olds!

sara said...

taxes are still a rude awakening! all three of my kids have been shocked with their first checks!

quilly said...

My parents didn't trust me to save my money. They took my paychecks and gave me back about 10%. When I started working I was expected to help provide support for the household.

Cathy said...

Taxes...yuck!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Taxes are still a big YUCK!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved your flashback.......A sleepless night so doing a little blog hopping....

I have a Disney Giveaway on my main blog...Hope you will stop by.

He & Me + 3 said...

Shopping with my girls tickles my fancy too:) Loved that picture.

Diane said...

Fun questions. Made me think of my first job at Nichols.... kind of like a smaller Woolworths. :O)

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

You are such an interesting lady. I love learning about you.

Just in the last year I have learned how much fun it is to thrift and the wonder of Goodwill. :-) I have always enjoyed yard sales, but now I LOVE thrifting. :-)

Hugs,

Sissy

Kim said...

My first secretarial job after high school was as secretary to the director of our small hospital, which even though small was also a teaching hospital. At the time one of only a handful of places teaching midwifery. I agree, it was a wonderful place to work but I, too, didn't like the 'icky' parts :-) My boss didn't really care for administration and every chance he got, he was in his scrubs and down at the hospital doing "real" doctor work. LOL He was the MOST FUN boss ever! (And I completely forgot to include this job in my Friday Flashback!)

Getting back on an even keel this morning after a very emotional and difficult weekend. One of my best friends lost her oldest son in a tragic accident and my heart is grieving for her. But he did know the Lord and we rejoice that he's with Jesus now!

Joyce said...

I've been away so am trying to read around some this morning....hope the banquet was wonderful and you shed only happy tears. I survived my daughters uni graduation...no tears til that darn song started up. Pomp and Circumstance makes me teary every time.

Nishant said...

That's neat that you got to have a peak into that world!
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