Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Workin' 9 to 5!
The assignment - This week tell us about your favorite or least favorite job that you've had OUTSIDE of the home (we know the hardest job is being a Mom). Or just take a minute to document the jobs you've had.
So here goes...
BY A MILE, my favorite job was the one I had in college - Let me set you up - I was sure - SO sure - that I wanted an office assistant "type" job. I wanted to dress up, wear nice shoes, and greet people in a lobby. Sounds just like me doesn't it? :) So, I did the campus-girl thing to do - and went to the co-op office. The administrator set me up with a profile - username, password and all - I remember it like it was yesterday... SO, that night, I logged into the database of jobs and decided to take a peek around, not just at the "officey" positions, but ALSO at the nanny "wanted ads." THANK GOD I did!!!
It read something like this, "Wanted: Nanny for newborn twin boys." I was immediately interested. I called the phone number, set up the appointment, and the rest is history. My first day on the job, they turned 7 weeks old. AND, they were 7 weeks prematures, so you do the math! I think they were only about 5 to 6 pounds. Ever hooked up to monitors to read their heart rate, they seemed quite comfortable while I rocked those sweet sleepers... I remember LOTS of cooing, diapering, feeding and loving. Oh, and before I get ahead of myself, I have to divulge this minor detail... I worked there WHILE the mother was there!!! JACKPOT!
Because I need to go and watch Idol, I'll end sooner than later ... So, I did this for 2 years, till the day I got married and left town. :)