Saturday, November 17, 2012
Day 6. Where have you worked?
Lets get this straight - I don't like "jobs" and I really don't like having bosses. I would rather, work for myself. and that is the way it has mostly been all my working life. I consider myself a Scrapper.
After high school graduation, I landed a good job working at a big dental insurance - Back then, you didn't need college. It was called "On the Job Training". I worked in the mail room as a clerk - moved up to a Correspondent Clerk in the "complaint department". A Claims Expediter. (looking for lost claims - literally) and a Claims Auditor. I was taught how to read x-rays and I knew all the terminology and insurance procedures.
I left there, and went to work for a Dentist - who trained me for chair-side assistant but I hated it. I hated putting my hands in people's mouths. They didn't use gloves back then. (Yuck) I also worked as a dental receptionist. Bottom-line, I just do not like the dental profession.
When my boys were young, I did licensed daycare in my home - for 16 years. I ran my own business and it was the BEST job I ever had. It supported me during the last years of my marriage and when I was a single parent, raising 3 teenage boys. I even sent my oldest to college without any help from his dead-beat dad - just on my daycare business. * throughout those years I did manage to complete my ECE certificate to teach preschool.
Then I closed shop and became a (and still am) Nanny. I've been doing that for close to 14 years. All total close to 30 years in the Early childhood education field. I enjoy being a Nanny as well but I think that the family I am working with now, will be my last. I work about 1-2 days a week, 5-10 hours. I also am starting to pet sit - I love animals and who knows, I might just start a pet sitting business.
I've worked at Macy's California for 3 years in the children's world department. (Loved it) For about 3-4 years I had a wood craft business - doing Art and Wine fairs, selling my wares. I've sold Avon off and on for many years (I sell it now) and I also am a Barefoot Books Ambassador.(children's books)
And, it's crazy, that I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up.
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