Data Zone #2

My next data job was for a temporary service. They placed you with companies that needed temporary help for a short amount of time. It could be a month to a few months. My first placement was with an insurance company inputting annuity accounts in their computer system.

Another awesome job!

There were four of us temps in one little room. We were allowed to talk freely while we worked. Lots of great conversations and new friendships formed. 🙂

The company was in a tall office building. I forget how many floors, but there was a lot. Elevator was my friend. 🙂 The expensive part was parking in the parking garage nearby. I eventually began parking on the side streets several blocks away and walking to the building.

Poor working woman and single mom of one.

It was good to walk off all the yummy lunches with my new co-workers. There was a nice lunch court across the street from the insurance building that we would eat at together.

The best lunches were the Friday company lunches! They would have a local food place cater in. I remember sandwiches and bbq meals. The job lasted only a month but what a glorious month.

I applied for a job there but didn’t get it. I knew it was a long shot, no long-term experience. I wanted those free Friday lunches! Best company benefit ever! 🙂

What was the best perk of a job you have had?

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The Data Zone

I love data, numbers, stats, etc. Anything that contains numbers. Perhaps that is why I stayed working as a bookkeeper for almost seventeen years. Or it could have been the lovely friendships I developed with my co-workers.  🙂 Miss them lots.

If I could have my choice of a paying job it would be data entry. Note I put paying job! 🙂  Writing is my fun, creative, non-paying job. 🙂  Perhaps it will pay nicely someday. I do write some for pay but the assignments are few and nothing I could live off.

But it does help buy a few books! 🙂

My love for data began in my early twenties when I landed a temporary job inputting soil data for an agriculture company. Long numbers of data! I’m weird but it was fun. The co-workers and owners were awesome! The best ever Christmas party was by them out of all of my jobs thus far.

A dinner theatre! It was a Neil Simon’s play, Barefoot in The Park!

Loved it! The juicy steak for the meal was the icing on the cake!

It was sad when the temp job came to an end.

I almost changed my major in college from Pre-Architecture/Interior Design to Statistics. I like math, I just don’t love it enough to study it mainly. I got to have my art!

Have you always wanted your original career or job?

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