Resume.(And comments from the peanut gallery.)
|Name:||Ann-Margret Parke.||Ann-Margret 'GetItRight' Parke.|
|Date of birth:||27/03/1968||The Summer of Love|
|Education achieved:||Secondary Education Achievement Certificate.||Took about five primary schools to get me this far. 2 in England. Each with it's own way of doing Maths.|
|Subjects: Drawing, French, Industrial Arts, Type writing, Animal husbandry, Horticulture, Family living/social development.||John Willcocks High. There was an attitude that we were all marking time before entering the real world, i.e. a job behind the counter at Coles.|
|Certificate of Secondary Education; Year 12.||I liked Mandurah High School. I met my best friends Diana and Nina there.|
|Subjects: English, Human Biology, Arts, Theatre Arts, Applying Maths, Home Economics.||Kelmscott Senior High showed me what Study and achieving your goals was all about. People had 'expectations', and darn it, I found I had, too.|
|Certificate 4 Applied Science.||Geraldton TAFE.|
|Subjects: Math's fundamental, Lab Techniques, Geology, Physics, Photography & Microscopy, Comp applied science, Chemistry, Lab procedures, Statistics.||Geraldton TAFE has great Math and English teachers. A fun library, too. Go in, say hi. Avoid the Arts department at all costs. They are a tad, er, neurotic.|
|Certificate 4 IT (Multimedia)|
|Subjects: Contribute to personal skill development and learning; Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs; Automate processes; Develop and present a feasibility report; Create technical documentation; Locate equipment, system and software faults; Maintain ethical conduct; Manage simple projects.|
|Diploma in IT Multimedia|
|Subjects: Design, Animation, Games Development, Websites, Digital, Video and Multimedia Development.|
|Extra Work Related Achievements||
Senior First Aid Certificate.
Truck drivers license (B class)
If you do one thing, do this, you never know when you may save a life.
I passed these. Other people with me passed these. You should be afraid.
Greenacres Riding School. 1984/5. (school holidays) Stable hand.
Horse care, feeding, rugging, nursing, saddling, grooming, supervision of students.
|17 hand high some of those beasts were. I remember best grass skiing behind this mini pony called Mickey Mouse while trying to catch him (a bowl of char did the trick in the end.) And going into a paddock after some escaped horses, only to realise it was the bull paddock. Oy vay!|
Rockingham Shire CEP. Early 1987. Greenskeeper/ maintenance.
Fencing, leveling, watering, laying side rubber, brick laying, trench/post hole digging.
|So cool, I learnt so many useful things. Don't drill a hole into a piece of wood while resting it on your knee, for one. And the right preparation before you start your job can save a lot of heartache in the end. And then there was, 'dig a hole and sit in it' Fred. Won't forget him.|
Lobena Handicrafts. September 1987. Shop assistant.
Sales, book work, cleaning, displays, handling customers, banking, pricing.
Some strange and wonderful things were sold in that shop.
And I dusted and re arranged every single one of them.
Griffith WA Services. 6 months 1987.
Shipping project coordinator.
Liaison via phone, sample supervision.
Okay, I stood on a pile of rock and wet it down with a hose. It was fun.
Occasionally I answered the phone, and let people know where they were actually meant to be.
Hospitality Inn. 1988. House Maid.
|Time management. And how to fold toilet paper so it is easy to access. The memories.|
Meekatharra Pub. 2 months 1988.
Food prep, cleaning etc.
|A lover, A cat called Southern Cross, a friend called Spider, radio addiction, a theft of numerous knickers, the boss from hell, a look at pub kitchens. Loved Meeka. Wouldn't wanna live there.|
Mallina Holdings. 1989/91. Laboratory Assistant.
Quality control, marketing.
|At last, a real Lab assistant. Working on multi coloured Kitty Litter was the bomb. Plus there was my friend Norm, cats and basketball.|
AMC Mineral Sands. 1991. Day Crew.
Clearing bogged conveyer belts, stocking up plant chemicals, maintaining work areas, servicing vehicles.
|Shit kickers, we were. Any nasty, hard, smelly job, we got to do. There was bobcat and forklift driving, however. And occasionally, the big truck. Chuckle. Oh yes. And a big belt knife for cutting things. And a special technique for shovelling large piles of heavy mineral from one spot to another. And stairs. Lot's of stairs.|
AMC/RGC/ WA Sands/Iluka.
The same place, with different names.
Worked there for 15 years in both Analytical and Metalurgical areas. Spent lots of time working on the Lab Intranet and updating procedures etc.
|Lab Rat (that's Lab Technician to you - non Certificate Four holders!!!) again. Happy Happy Joy Joy. Skills at last employed, diligence rewarded. Holidays frowned on.|
Writing (member of 'Writers Of Geraldton').
Playing Magic The Gathering (at the Octavio Club in Eighth Street.)
Building Web Pages.
|See the rest of this web site (Little Pad One) for more on everything me! Likes - dislikes - points of view - complete rubbish that only relatives under threat of sulking will ever see....|
To the left is me, as I am.