I’m happy to say I’ve lived in Maine my entire life (so far). Raised in Bangor, I attended the local parochial school, which may explain a lot of my eccentricities and the occasional attack of guilt. It also perhaps gives me a unique view on having made it to mid life and acquired some skills and knowledge along the way.
I’ve had a number of careers – several of them during a 19 year stint at that large catalog company up in Freeport, Maine. Inbound Traffic Manager (my department was responsible for the movement of product from all over the world into Freeport), then a brief time as a manager in the warehouse before being budget busted down to supervisor.
Recognizing that a job change was needed I went to a career counselor – it was a real eye opener for me and I highly recommend it. It helped me identify and pursue a much more rewarding career than the one I had previously.
I took a couple years worth of evening courses and then when offered a voluntary severance package I was ready to make the next big jump. I went from warehouse supervisor to entry level web developer! I love the work I do now and I’ve been at it for 10 years. My web side business and my blog are ways for me to handle design, build and ongoing contributions – I love beginning to end projects! I’ve also recently taken up the hobby of writing and the blog is also a way of exploring that avenue more fully.
As Baby Boomers we’ve had the chance to experience lots of amazing growth, especially in the area of how technology impacts our lives. Our work ethic, knowledge, customer service skills and ability to communicate all are part of the strengths we think should be a given in people. Many of the people I meet in our age group though think technology is intimidating and should be left to the generation X and generation Y folks. Well, I hope I can lend a hand in helping you find that it’s all a lot of fun and not intimidating at all.
The blog will constantly be a work in progress, a mixture of fun stuff and tech stuff and personal as well.
Maine Baby Boomer Living and Working in a Generation X / Generation Y world
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