I was fortunate to get my 1st job just a month after my graduation. It was not a high flying one by any standard but I was so excited to have got a job! Many a graduate would have despised it, which Bachelor of Commerce degree holder would have wanted to work in an Indian family owned service station in a small town?
A couple of months into the job, they announced that they were going to retrench because the company was not doing well. I remember they had to choose between a secretary who could do accounting work or an Accountant who could do secretarial work. I happened to be the latter. Sadly therefore the secretary and personal assistant to the MD lost her job. I therefore became an Accountant and Secretary-cum- personal assistant to the MD.