Today marks 13 years since I started my first formal job. In these 13 years, I have worked in 5 organisations, each with its own peculiarities and many lessons to teach. Here are 13 of things I’ve learnt since I’ve been in formal employment:
As a continuation to my previous post about the Football Association of Sacred Heart (FASH), and as a dedication to the good footballers of Sacred Heart Convent School, here is the press release in the 2009 Term 1 Soccer Season. This release was made on Friday March 6, 2009, just 7 days before the start of the tournament.
During my first formal job, as computer instructor at Sacred Heart Convent School, I spent most of my time in the computer lab with Windows 98 desktop machines that sported hard disks not bigger than 4GB. I also hung out with little humans (primary school kids), slightly older humans (secondary school pupils) and middle-aged humans (teachers and nuns). It was my job to teach all these categories of humans in this very humble computer lab. But the larger bit of fun was the other role the computer lab played… It was the office of the Founder and President of the Football Association of Sacred Heart (FASH).
Tomorrow I will be making a presentation to the president and CEO of the non-profit organisation I work for fulltime. If things go well, he’ll be convinced to let us improve the ICT infrastructure in the 19 schools our organisation runs. I would like to talk about how I got to this point. Brace yourself… It’s a story of grace, guts and geekiness.
I’ve been working fulltime for the last ten years. And in my entire life, I’ve only ever sent out four job applications, been called to interviews four times and have been offered four jobs.