We Can Work It Out
- What’s a real-world lesson you learned from your first job?
First job for pay was, realistically, babysitting. I learned that kids are both annoying and boring and that I did not want to be a preschool teacher! I had no idea WTF to do with them before bedtime/naptime. I was the youngest in my family so I had no real experience. I learned.
- What was pleasantly unexpected about your current (or most recent) job?
How much I love it.
- What are some identifying tools of your trade?
Books? Glasses, buns, sensible shoes, and cats--I have glasses and sensible shoes, not so much the rest. Superhuman brains. Curiosity.
- What’s something a job required that you thought was far outside your skillset?
I temped one summer in college. There were a long list of Things I Never Want to Do, one of which was receptionist. I mean, I could do the damn job, but it's so bloody boring and you have to be so bloody cheerful to everyone about everything. Yuck. Also, same timeframe: making Italian sauces and noodles. Fookin' hard work!
- Robert Frost wrote, “My object in living is to unite / My avocation and my vocation / as my two eyes make one in sight.” To what degree have you united your vocation (your job) and your avocation (your hobby)?
I read voraciously. I deal with books all day. I think it's pretty, uhm, clear? lol