Your first job
• United States
7 Dec 06
My first "real" job (other than babysitting while I was in school or helping my uncle in his office during the summer) was as a secretary in a bank (at age 18). I worked for the head of the bookkeeping department for 4 months, then got a promotion to work for 5 officers on the main floor. One of my duties was to handle wire transfers for the US Navy payroll. I had to decode the transfer and encode a response to send it back. I took dictation from all 5 officers and was kept very busy. This was before computers, and I had to use a standard typewriter...not even an electric typewriter back in those days. Now, 46 years later, I'm still a secretary (part time) and it's so much easier to do things today. I've really seen a lot of changes in that field during my working career.
• United States
11 Mar 07
Once we had electric typewriters, I actually burst into tears when I was forced to use a manual typewriter in another attorney's office to type something up for our mutual clients. Boy, we can get spoiled so fast, can't we? Thanks for the Best Response also.
12 Mar 07
I never had a chance to work while stufying. It was all academic and concentrate in school. I was never allowed to do part time jobs or anything. So my first real job was then only after i finished college. I was starting to small and landed on a small company with a small accounting section. It was a good start for me and a good place to learn and get some experience. I was able to make lots of friends from there too. I left after a year and a half being with the company. This time looking for higher wage and bigger opportunities.