Since 1991, I’ve walked into the same office, week after week, in order to do my job.  All that ends on March 24th and a new life/career starts.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about the number of years I’ve been here and thought I would compile it all.  So here is a lifetime of work by the numbers.

25 

The total number of years I will have worked for Verizon Wireless (although, when I started, it was with a small company called Metro Mobile.)

6

The number of years that I was a Supervisor.  After two years, I successfully lobbied to have the first Technical Support team created in 1994 and led that team for 4 years.

1

I was a Representative for 1 year prior to becoming a Supervisor.

11

Total number of Directors that I’ve reported to in those 25 years.

19

Total number of years as Manager

4

Total number of times my title changed, but the role did not.  (General Manager, Group Manager, Associate Director, Senior Manager.)

14

The number of years that I was in a job share role.  I worked 25 hours per week and the person I called my better half at work also worked 25 hours per week.

3

The total number of years I’ve been managing the Operations Department,  My last role before I leave the company.

0

The number of cell phones (before there were Smart Phones, there were Cellular Phones) I saw before I started working at Metro Mobile.

48

The total number of years that I wanted Writer to be my career.

With the call center closing, I’m now getting that opportunity to focus on writing as my next career.  It’s a little bit scary and a little bit exciting.  Something new.  The reason why I stayed at Verizon for so long is because I was never bored.  The industry changed and grew so much in these past twenty-five years that it was always new, always changing, always fun and exciting.  Here’s hoping the next 25 years will be just as fun and exciting.

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