Day Job is today’s Romance Weekly topic is by Jeanne McDonald – Outside of writing, what is your day job? Give interesting facts about the job. What inspired you to take on this job and would you ever consider giving it to one of your characters?
My daily day job grind boils down to being a bookkeeper, purchasing clerk and secretary at clerk pay. I process close to $200,000 in orders which equates to about 300 requisitions a year. In addition, I track those funds, along with being a secretary to three supervisors. Recently, I inherited repairs and now coordinate with vendors to retrieve said items, then initiate purchase requisitions to cover and receipt for payment.
These duties have led me learn more advance aspects of Excel, Word, Adobe Pro and even Photoshop, which in turn has helped me as an author. I run my own website through WordPress, created the headers for it and my other social media sites.
My current day job is much more rewarding than my previous accounts receivable and collections position. AAACK!!! Still, I don’t find writing about a secretary interesting. After working in an office all day, the last thing I want to do is spend nights describing a character living a cube existence. I enjoy writing about characters with interesting professions outside of the corporate world.
After the day job, I’m a homemaker. Luckily, hubs like to grill and he’s off in the summer so I don’t have to cook every night. My son, who is twenty now, even takes a turn cooking his Tex-Mex specialties.
Crafty is more my forte. I carved our family’s coat of arms in wood when I was in high school. A few years ago, I built an entertainment center for our den and my son’s room. Granted, they don’t have fancy routed edges, but I designed, cut and assembled them and they hold big screen TVs and video systems. My favorite hobby besides writing is photography. Most of the pictures on my site are mine. Wish I had more time to roam and take more…