Truthful Tuesday 21st September

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The Question

When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Were you right, or did you end up doing something else?

Ah. What indeed did I want to be when I grew up.
In junior school (1963-1967), I didn’t really think about it. I just wanted to be a Mum and have about 6 kids. I never thought about learning how to drive, budgets, or getting a job.
At grammar school (1967-1972) you were encouraged into two professions, teaching or nursing.Β  I was no good at either , but enjoyed maths and music. No encouragement there.
Come ‘Career’ talk and I had decided I wanted to work in a bank. The careers bitch teacher told me I didn’t have the brains to work in a bank, and shop work would suit me.
As things turned out when I left school at 16, I secured a job as an office clerk at the local gas board, but in October the following year I left to join a High Street bank and asked to be trained as a cashier before my 18th birthday in May.
I was good at my job, and trained a lot of staff on the counter. Imagine my surprise and pleasure when old bitchipants came to my window when I was in First Till position to cash a cheque. She had the grace to look embarrassed.
I would have loved it for her to see me working for the American Bank (1989-2001) when I was promoted after a year to a supervisory position as an authorised signatory for five years and then following another promotion, as a financial analyst responsible for reporting the figures to Head Office for four European offices to strict deadlines and requiring 100% accuracy.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 21st September

  1. murisopsis says:

    I think it often takes more than smarts to achieve any goal – you have to have drive and a touch of perseverance! Glad that teacher was aware of her mistake! Sounds like you managed your dream with flying colors!

    • I loved my job as a analyst. It was number crunching on speed……… and I always said give me a list of figures and I’ll balance it 20 different ways, which is more or less what I used to do!!

  2. rugby843 says:

    Revenge is sweetπŸ˜€

  3. You have mad skills!! That old cow who no doubt had sour milk for blood, was perhaps jealous of the freedom that your generation had, that hers did not. A lot of us grew up with the same restrictions placed on us because we were female. Utah, which was noted as being at least twenty years behind the rest of the USA in attitude and keeping up with modern trends, actually had math teachers convinced that ‘girls couldn’t learn math and what would they ever use it for anyway as they’d only get married, stay home, keep house and have babies. That was the attitude I was raised with all the way through High School, and obviously before. I graduated H.S. in 1978, and by 1981 the women’s movement had hit Utah (at least the bigger cities) and women were going into all sorts of professions formerly exclusively male. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, mechanics, landscaping and architecture were only a few of the places that lost the ‘old boys’ status and were forced to integrate women into their way of doing business. Still today though Utah women are paid far less than a male counterpart will get paid, and we rank somewhere like 39th or 45th in the whole nation as having low salaries. Good for you for proving the establishment WRONG! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ€©

  4. Sadje says:

    Very impressive resume Di. The karma brought that career advisor to your window.

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