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The many stages of me

My first job out of college was an admin and QC caller for a social research group. This phase of life taught me:

  • How to use a PC
  • How to find someone’s criminal record
  • That researchers need a writer to help them write clearer questions (and that I wanted to do something with research)
  • Patience for anyone’s tantrum

My second, third, and fourth jobs were as a nanny. A couple of these required training in human behavior. These jobs taught me:

  • That even after high school, other kids’ parents love me
  • Positive behavior modification (you know, all that mushy feelings stuff)
  • Quick reflexes for catching kids that launch themselves off furniture and playsets
  • Patience for anyone’s tantrum

My fifth job was in a real estate office. Assisting brokers taught me:

  • How to explain to someone what their computer desktop is via an 11 PM phone call after two glasses of wine
  • That people don’t know how to use their computers and require calm hand-holding
  • How to make sales brochures with poor man’s Photoshop (that would Microsoft Publisher for those who don’t know)
  • Patience for anyone’s tantrum

My current job as UX writer for Microsoft Teams teaches me something new every day. Be assured I’m still learning patience for anyone’s tantrum.