Being that I was just canned from what should have been a long term temp assignment (long story short - they wanted someone who could stay, and I've had interview requests coming. It just wasn't meant to be), my questions are going to be about the wacky world of work. (My answers are in red)
- What was the first job that you ever had - that is, your first encounter with the "real world". Paper routes count. My first job was working for a warehouse that filled orders for hardware stores. I was just out of my first year of college, and began earning some really good money - $20/hour, which even in 1986, was good money. Good enough for me to buy my own 13 inch television.
- Have you had some extreme changes in your career, moving out of your primary area of interest and into a cool niche, and if so, what attracts you to it? I began as a substance abuse counselor, and ended up doing community work, as well as my current interest of policy and advocacy. I also moved from treatment to prevention, and have more of an overall public health focus. What attracts me to administration (i.e., being a "desk jockey"), is that as a counselor, I focus on one person for an hour, but as an administrator, I can insure that they get the best possible treatment.
- Are you doing what you wanted to do as a kid when you grew up? Does this question make sense? I always had dreams of being a writer, which is part of the reason why I blog, and I've written grants, so kinda sorta. I have a draft of the Great American Novel on my laptop - however, it's missing one vital ingredient. Verbs.
Feel free to chime on in!