Typecasting Is A Challenge

| Working | December 1, 2015

(Trying to ease back into the job market after having a baby, I apply at a temporary office agency. I give them all the pertinent information, including a certificate for typing 80 words per minute. I am subsequently sent on a number of short-term file clerk jobs. A few months later:)

Me: “Much as I appreciate these jobs you’ve been sending me on, I certainly wouldn’t mind something a bit more challenging.”

Supervisor: “I’m afraid it’s a bit difficult to find placements for someone without typing skills.”

Me: “…”

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