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Posted on What was your profession and if you could start over would you do it again?

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 09:28 PM

I am retired… BUT not still actively “working”...

I was fortunate to be able to get into an Accounting Office for a good Accountant… he taught me the business & I went on to school (I already knew what the school was teaching!)...
Business expanded into getting IBM Electric Accounting Machines (EAM) to do Accounts Receivable for a few clients… (Punched cards: sorter, collator, interpreter, reproducer gang punch, keypunch, and accounting machine… some using plug-boards to control their functions…)

I was chosen to get trained to run them… I LOVED IT!
Data Processing was my LIFE… I ate, dreamed, and thought about it all the time!

It eventually migrated into computers... systems analysis – design… programming…
... learning several programming languages & operating systems… eventually working on the Internet!
... (I believe the Internet to be the greatest thing since the wheel)...
... to finally becoming Self Employed doing all that plus being a Consultant.

If I had to start over, because I loved it so much, I would positively do it again!

I found it very fascinating and rewarding!

Oh, along the way, (in my spare time) I taught data processing and programming at a few Trade Schools…
Talk about being Rewarding! That was one of the most rewarding jobs I have done… Teaching!

Yes, I would do it again…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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