Once upon a time, a teacher told me to keep a notebook with all the information I would need to apply for a job. I believe this was my ninth grade reading teacher, and her name has fallen out of my memory, though I can picture her classroom, where it was located (in a school that has now been torn down) and the fact that Ryan Fitzgerald was in that class with me.
I thought this was good advice and I wanted a job, so I found a notebook and started my list. [And now I see that it can’t be my ninth grade reading teacher who told me, because the first entries were all put at the same time and I didn’t start working until tenth grade. So I’m not sure what happened there. Maybe I had a different notebook as a starter notebook?]
At any rate, I’ve kept it all these years, adding to it every time I started a job search again. In tidying last year, I set it in my inbox to transition to a Word document, because job hunting has changed and no longer do I need to fill out paper applications (thank god). I’ve finally made a word document called “Yellow Job Notebook”, but thought I would capture it one last time before I sent it on its way. Notice the addition of my typing speed and the type of printer I once owned.
Here’s the first page. Ah memories. Wild Waters doesn’t even exist anymore. Though someone has made a helpful Facebook page of Where Wild Waters Used to Be and some photos. And look at my rates of pay!