Sunday, August 8, 2010
You know those dreams we have when we're growing up?
"I want to be a lawyer when I grow up!"
"I want to be a firefighter when I grow up!"
For the longest time, I wanted to be a model.
Then as I got older, I decided I wanted to go to Harvard and become a lawyer.. I mean, I was encouraged enough by my mother who said "You should be a lawyer, as much as you lie" and "You'd be a great lawyer, because you like to argue".
(By the way, no one should ever say those things to their kids. Keep that in mind.)
Think about it:
When we were growing up, we had Career Day at school, and I guess the people who had really odd jobs that we never heard about were the ones that were too busy to come to Career Day with their kids.
I mean, did you ever remember seeing a "Marketing Associate" that day? Or a "Chemical Engineer"? How about a "HAZMAT Technician"? I don't remember those at all!
I've done a few jobs:
- Cashier at Burger King
- Cashier at Wendy's
- Waitress at Greek Village
- Prep cook/cashier/waitress at Philadelphia Style Pizza & Subs
- Maid at a Super 8
- File clerk at our local community college's Records and Registration under Federal Work Study
- File clerk as a temp for Manpower
- File clerk for the company I was temping for through Manpower, then I became a
- Document Control Clerk and I was trained in wearing a gas mask (yup), and then I transferred to be a
- Hazardous Waste Coordinator (three jobs for the same company (Bechtel) - keep up ok?)
- Document Control Specialist for the American Red Cross
But when I grow up I want to be a computer technician.
It's good to have goals - it keeps us motivated and moving forward.
What did YOU want to be when you grew up?