Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2 Down, 1 to Go

As of last week I have finished 2 out of 3 computer courses at the employment centre. I learned Microsoft Word and Excel in the first one and then Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher in the second one. Can I say I love Publisher? Its like what I took back in the day at college when I studied Advertising; a program called PageMaker. Now, with just one left, which will include Access this time, I am almost done. Insha Allah, hope to complete this by Ramadan and then add these skills to my resume. Hopefully, employers will take note. Can't see why they wouldn't ,since every office  job seems to need these skills. What's your favourite Microsoft program? Oh I also like Powerpoint which my kids taught me.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mini Job

Haven't written anything in awhile as first my daughter got really sick and then I got a mini job and then I got sick too. Whew. Things are back to normal now. Feeling healthy and back to taking my lessons for Microsoft Office. Circumstances have put me far behind though. Insha Allah I hope to finish before Ramadan. So what was my mini job? I was a distributor/ promoter for the MS Society. What did this entail? Well I had to construct these little boxes by folding them together and then bundle MS Walk and Bike cards to be put into it. Then I had to go to various businesses/offices to ask them if they would allow me to leave the boxes on their counter. Doesn't seem like a big deal but my whole day and night was taken up with this work for 8 days and in the middle of it I got a call from school saying my daughter was sick. As well I was doing this during the coldest days of the year; record breaking temperatures that they haven't seen since the 1960's! Was I cold? For sure! But I'm a Northern girl originally so I can take it. Well almost. One day was so bad I had to go home early. This job was interesting because I got to interact with the public and learn a lot about human nature in a short time and also realized how many businesses had been closed down. I went to over 300 place in 3 cities/towns. I got to hear stories about people that had MS which were very sad and once I broke down as I was told about the death of one of them. I mainly did this job for two reasons; to freshen up my resume and to help find a cure for MS which I apparently have. From this job I realized that I really like being independent; no one breathing down my neck and working outdoors (partially) and dealing with people. I wonder now what job I will get in the future. Meanwhile I'll continue working on my computer skills. Have you ever worked for a charity?