Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Work and All: Future Plans. Thinking Back.

Two days ago, my buddies and I were having a light conversation about our future plans.  The common factor we all had was to land on a job right after finishing culinary school, save for a few years and in the long run, find ourselves managing our own food place if possible.  Why not?  Always dream huge, right?

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The busy people in the kitchen!
Funny.  Talking about the future makes me step back in time.  My first job as a hospital pharmacist for two years has helped me realized how difficult it is to work to survive.  Up to this moment, I still keep my first employee ID card as a keepsake.

The hospital I was working for did not have their own plastic card printers and that’s something I am certain of.  I mean, the year was still 2000.  With the long queue at the printing shop, I had to wait for two to three weeks before I was handed my company card. 

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The Fargo DTC1000 ID Card System
Photo credit: safecardid.com
Nowadays, a lot of business establishments invest on at least one plastic card printer for convenience.  Who could blame them?  With today’s fast-paced world, card printers are as important as those little useful badge clips.
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Badge clips --- I used to have loads of these!
Photo credit: safecardid.com
Back to the future --- if ever I get to operate my own café and restaurant years from now, [wishful thinking… not bad *wink*] I would love a card printer for the office --- only if the price is right!

How about you?  How was your first job?  Do you look back with a smile or regrets in your heart?   Did you take with you a keepsake?  If yes, what was it?


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