Thursday, January 31, 2008

where we work 45

And here is what the teachers said:
I have always worked indoors - isn't that interesting? I never thought about that before.

I have always worked with other people - but I can work alone just as well. I would say that all of my work has been teamwork.

I have worked in many adult literacy programs, in a school, in a factory, in a deli, in a government planning office, in a library, in a doctor's office, in a grocery store, in an advocacy office, in a banquet hall, in a women's drop-in shelter, in a home for poor people.

I like to work best in places where I can learn from other people and share what I know.

My rights were most respected I think when I felt protected by a union - being in solidarity with the other people I worked with.

I have always worked indoors. I have either worked in schools or in offices. I have always worked for a salary, rather than as an hourly worker. My biggest complaint about my rights is that employers have often expected me to work longer hours since I was on salary.

Most of my jobs have been indoors. The majority of my time has been spent in offices as a secretary/administration officer. I enjoy working with groups of people, but I also enjoy working alone.

I spent about 2 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Finance Clerk. That was the one job where outside work was required, when we were in combat training. How exciting is that?????

When I first started in the workforce I had graduated from Secretary College and continued from there. I have worked for various financial institutions, a law office, a parole board, a food distribution service and now I work for the Literacy Alliance of West Nipissing.

My most enjoyable job is the one I am presently doing. I love helping people learn and feel good about themselves. It feels good to share my experiences with learners and help them understand that everyone is always learning new things.

There has never been a problem with my rights being respected. I have always tried to be aware of my rights in the workplace and if there was anything that didn't seem right, I was sure to question it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

where we work 44

Some of my jobs have been indoors and some have been outdoors. I've liked all of my jobs. I work at WalMart doing Customer Service. I work in a workshop doing small packaging jobs. I have worked in a Dollar Store stocking and pricing. I also have also done some horticultural work. Of all of my jobs I think that I like WalMart and the Dollar Store the best. I feel I was respected in all my jobs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

where we work 43

I work with lots of people.

I work indoors.

I work with papers. I sort material.

My rights have been respected.

Monday, January 28, 2008

where we work 42

More specifically, I have worked at (in no particular order):

Subway (server & supervisor)
A family restaurant
My college cafeteria
At home applying mailing labels
As a secretary for a recycling plant
At a woman's home office entering business data
A local call centre
Volunteering as a youth worker assistant

I am currently pursuing education towards a Personal Support Worker program.

Friday, January 25, 2008

where we work 41

I have worked at my church as a childcare worker, I mainly work indoors sometimes we take the children on walks. I like working indoors and outdoors.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

where we work 40

I worked at a hardware store in Brantford.

I would like to be a duty manager.

I felt my rights were respected when I was treated like person.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

where we work 39

I worked as a janitor at the local mall. I have done some past restaurant, nursing homes and the local thrift store.

I would like to work in a foreign country.

The local thrift store is the only place I felt that some of my rights were respected.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

where we work 38

I've worked both indoors and outdoors, but like outdoors the best. I like greenery and all that type of stuff.

In the past, I have often not been respected because of my disability. But, where I currently work at Recycle Cycle they treat me well. They respect me and treat me like an adult.

Monday, January 21, 2008

where we work 37

I have worked in a Veterinarian office. In a small factory making furniture kits. For the last 15 years I have been in fast food management.

Friday, January 18, 2008

where we work 36

These are the places that I have worked:

1 Laundry company, indoors, lots of people, service industry.

2 Manufacturing company, indoors, lots of people, manufacturing industry

3 Fabrication company, indoors, lots of people, manufacturing industry

4 Sales company, indoors, alone, direct sales.

The company I liked to work for the best was the sales company. The reason I was my own boss.

My rights were respected the most at the laundry company.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

where we work 35

Right now I have two paper routes. I like it -I can work by myself, I am outdoors and I don't have to rush. For many years I have been at home with my two children. In high school I had a co-op placement at two restaurants. I would like to work in a hotel cleaning rooms.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

where we work 34

I like working outside doing cement and doing jobs for my mom and dad.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

where we work 33

walmart october 2oo4 - july 2007

i started as a evening loader loading off trucks

i started 3:30pm - 12:00 am it was a full time shift i was working that until

november 2004. then they put me in store standards aka. carts, garbage, and

lot duty.

did not enjoy it at all

Monday, January 14, 2008

where we work 32

I like to work outside best because it is more fun. I am currently working inside right now.

Friday, January 11, 2008

where we work 31

I have worked in a restaurant. I had worked in Tim Horton's. I like to work indoors best and my rights were respected when I was working.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

where we work 30

I work indoor and outdoor at a blasting mat. Some of my work was comprise outdoor and indoor. My work comprise mostly of hard physical work building blasting mats for road construction etc.

I also work in a restaurant my work mostly comprised of working inside as in doing the dishes, pots and pan, cleaning the grill, putting the garbage out, do some cleaning as in floors etc. I also work as a janitor cleaning floors, washing walls, sweeping, etc.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

where we work 29

I have had few different jobs, but the one I remembered the most is the one where I have worked for at least 10 years, where it included me working inside and out. I have worked with the travelling midway and I served many people on my travels. I worked in the Candyshack. I have met many different people on my travels and respect everywhere I've been. I like to work best with everybody because that is what it included. The respect I got from fellow co-workers and customers was awesome.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

where we work 28

I like working indoors and outdoors. I am working at the movies indoors.

Monday, January 7, 2008

where we work 27

I started off my first paying job as babysitting my two little cousins when they were younger.

Second job Paper Carrier and did catalogs on top of it.

Third job was not consider a paying job because it was through co-op and it gain me experience working it was working with children in a daycare all different ages and from there I went to another co-op working in a retirement home doing laundry and housekeeping. Then I found out I was going to work there for the summer.

I became a painter painting apartments where I once lived.

Then I found out that I was going another co-op then placed in a bakery department and then found out I was going to work there for the Summer too and along with that a night time evening job as a cleaner. Since then I did not do anymore work..

Friday, January 4, 2008

where we work 26

I have worked indoors in all of my jobs. I have worked in a hospital, a factory and a non-profit organization. All of these places have certain characteristics that I liked. At the hospital, I very much liked the activity, the hustle and bustle of the environment, the fast pace. At the factory, it is totally different. Their mission and values aren't similar to a hospital or non-profit organization. Their main concern is profit and that is their business. But it too is fast paced with a lot of people interaction. The non profit is really different from both of the above. It too is busy, but compared to the other two, it is like a slow moving river. However, I really enjoy the contact with the people and it is perhaps the most rewarding on a personal level. So, I would have to say that I am a people person. Individual rights were certainly addressed by all companies and I can't really say that one was better than another, simply handled differently.

where we work 26b (oops again)

I work indoors. I work at McDonalds with a lot of people. When I work there I feel that I'm respected by my co-workers. I like to earn my own money. It is the best place to work !

Thursday, January 3, 2008

where we work 25

I have worked in restaurants. I have been a baker and counter staff at Tim Horton's. My job now is a Dishwasher at Moose Winooski's. There are other staff there but I'm the only Dishwasher on my shift. I also clean the parking lot.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

where we work 24

Outdoors I do buggies, sweep, garbage and returns .

I have to use a hook for the buggies so I don't hit the cars.

I have to wear my orange vest outside so the cars can see me.

I also have to wear a hat. It is part of my uniform and my tie too. I also wear my name tag.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

happy new year

Another day off for us.
Another statutory holiday.

We hope you enjoy today whether you are on holiday or working hard for extra pay.

And we wish you and yours all the best for a safe, happy, healthy new year filled with joy, adventures and learning at every turn.