how I got started | I love the world of work. I worked for 5+
years in Corporate HR, then switched to non-profit work. I have worked
in the areas of Employer-supported benefit programs, indirect program
management, career counseling and employment training. A friend told me
about CCSF, and I started here 10 years ago in a small job which grew.
why this job?| I love to hear people's stories and to jump into
their shoes. I have always been fascinated by work and how people
choose to do what they do. I had the advantage of family support to do
college, so I thought I would feel good about giving back.
why I love this job!| Variety, people's individual stories,
helping others succeed, feeling like I make a difference in other's
lives, adequate pay and status.
my typical day| Answering phone calls, meeting individuals to
review education plans, going to meetings, talking to other community
agencies we contract with, teaching classes.
what they are | lack of stability in our funding sources. Burn
out from dealing with difficult people, sometimes lack of recognition
all about growth | Not much now, because of funding cuts, but sure to be needed in the future.