Old School Way

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Veteran Member
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    I have always known and been a person of support. If I can find myself useful with my knowledge and skills when someone needs help I do my best. Recently I have been assisting my sister who is quite short on funds with a project which requires office support, basically, printing copying, etc. which can be costly to have done outside of the home.

    Seeing that I my home office setup is pretty basic I had to result in using the 'old school' way to get the job done. First I scanned 40 pages and saved all of them in order in a folder. She wanted 12 copies printed two-sided. I thought '12?' That's when I remembered when I held positions as office clerk, receptionist, secretary back in the day and how projects like this were completed before today's technology entered the picture. It took me a minute but through trial and error I got it done the 'old school' way.

    Have any of you found yourself reaching back to doing a task the 'old school' way?
     
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    I have always done things the 'old way'
    I can't now so much, depends what it is
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    "Old School" ways, just wouldn't get it for me when I worked in Purchasing and Inventory Management. The "Old School" was typing out purchase orders on an electric typewriter and keeping inventory on 3 x 5 cards. I started using a computer in 1989 in both Purchasing and Inventory and absolutely love it. Of course, I'm a "computer person" and know the keyboard real well.

    In many jobs today, if a person isn't very good on a computer, that person may definitely not get hired for the position. Many companies actually give a typing test, as well as a data entry test, before they offer a person employment.
     
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    You are so right about the job market since the advancement of office equipment, no doubt about the hiring process too. I remember when I did bookkeeping manually that detailed process was just hankering for automation boy was I glad when it came.
     
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