My first career was in banking for 13 years. I started off as a teller earning promotions to head teller, customer service representative, assistant manager and as a one woman department as a Currency Transaction Reporting Supervisor. My duties being making sure the Currency Transaction Reports were filled out if anyone made a cash withdrawal or deposit exceeding $10,000.00 and submit the forms to the IRS.The forms aided in alerting the IRS to the crimes of money laundering and terrorist activity. I received a score of one on my audit in that department which is the best score possible. I was laid off when the Interstate Banking Law was passed and Chase Manhattan no longer was required to have a banking headquarters in Connecticut.
I then joined the US Surgical Corporation as an International Customer Service Representative. My duties were to interact with our International subsidiaries, to process orders and make sure their shipments left on time enabling life saving surgery to be performed overseas. I enjoyed working there because it was a company that had grown from one man’s vision to a company whose revenues surpassed one billion. I quit when my job was moved from Norwalk to West Haven because my mother in law was sick and I had a small child. I felt it would be better to not be an hour away if they needed me.
My third career started in 2006 working part time at the Norwalk Library where I am a Library Clerk. I enjoy the job because I get to connect with a variety of people: some wealthy-some not, some healthy-some sick , some old-some young and I feel that a few kind words from me could really lift a person’s spirit . I love to read when I have time and I have found my niche working in the Library.
I’m glad to live in the town of Norwalk, while I wasn’t raised here- I’ve lived here 27 years and consider it my home.
Thank you for asking me to be a part of the YL Trapped Board, I’m looking forward to it.