I've been watching assorted police dash and body cam footage of various things on Facebook and Youtube, and all the while I'm listening to the radio chatter as though I am supposed to transcribe it, assigning names to the voices and playing it over when they speak over each other. This is my day off, I'm not working.
From my previous job in a call center, I picked up several speech habits that I still use, like "I apologize" instead of "I'm sorry", using the military alphabet when spelling things for people, I have a rhythm when I tell someone a string of numbers, and using "zero" instead of "oh" when talking about the numeral.
What are some habits you picked up from a job that you use in your non-work or unrelated later work life?
I was placed into a church choir at the tender age of 6. This taught me the importance of diction - and consonants. I carried this into my amateur dramatics as a teenager.
When I moved my career into the medical field, I was dealing with non-native English speakers just about every day. As Jim says, speaking clearly, slowly and avoidance of long words means you can get your message across first time.
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Post by martycanuck on Jan 12, 2023 17:34:59 GMT -5
Hmmmm, that’s a tough one.
Believe it or not my time as a kid in Fast Food taught me a lot. Importance of service. Importance of cleanliness. Importance of Quality. Those were the core values that “Wendy’s” used to steer how the restaurants are run. So I learned to clean, I learned urgency and I learned that it feels good to work hard sometimes.
Later in life when I had to start using computers at work I finally forced myself to learn to touch type. (Ironically I almost had a typo in “type” there but since I was looking at the screen I saw it and corrected it! LOL )
Post by martycanuck on Jan 12, 2023 17:41:42 GMT -5
Oh, I forgot that I also learned hard work the summer before I started at Wendy’s. I worked for a contractor and we installed interlock walks, patios and driveways. Other stone and brick work too. Wish I coulda stayed on with him. I made good money for the day (Minimum wage was $2.15 - he was paying me $10/ hour). It was very physical but really rewarding. I used to drive by one of the fancier driveway/walks/garden planters we built that year. A lot of pride from that job. Super nice guy too. European but drawing a blank on his birth country. When we worked for other people from his country, man the booze would flow.