Friday, December 13, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #13

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Share a first.

So many firsts in my life... How about my first job? I don't think I've talked about that before.

Sure I had a few babysitting jobs as a teen, but my first Real Job™ with an actual paycheck was for a company that sold magazines over the phone. I was horrible at it! Calling up people -- we went down a list from the phonebook! -- at dinner time and offering them magazine subscriptions was just not an enjoyable job for me. I don't think I even lasted two weeks before I left. I can't remember if I quit or if I was fired for doing so poorly, but I did learn that pushing sales on strangers was not the kind of job at which I would ever excell; I am way too nice.


  1. Ugh! I hear you on that one! I never did cold-calling for sales, but I disliked all of the retail jobs I had. I did work in an in-bound call center (selling firearms - odd story that), but they were calling me, not me calling them. Hated that job too. LOL

    1. I worked for an answering service for a long time -- answering phones after hours for doctors offices and other businesses -- and really liked it, but I went away to school to be a teacher, and it closed up. I guess when cell phones got more affordable we just got phased out.


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