Like any professional, well into their career of more than 15 years, I’ve had my share of good and not-so-good jobs. But looking back on them now, each one had a significant role in developing my career path .
My first job was in grade 9 and lasted 2 weeks. It was a contract position with a dental furniture manufacturer to fold advertising pamphlets and place them in portfolios which would be used by their sales reps. Not too challenging but provided me with my first real income. Shortly after, I landed another job that would take me through to grade 10. I would say this one was more challenging as I worked in a factory, packaging socks and hosiery, and was paid minimum wage plus piece work. Therefore I always pushed to produce as many packages as possible, each shift I worked.