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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. 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.