I started working at fourteen at Capitol Stores on Portland Street packing groceries. Mowing lawns, delivering papers, washing cars, landscaping, tree planting ( tree planting, the hardest job ever), working in Kitchens. Retail. Security.
I started a professional life after hitch hiking across Europe in the computer business.
I bought, sold and installed computers as purchasing and sales manager for my familie’s company.
A moment, or snap shot in time, in that business was teaching a class of Dalhousie Computer Science students, and their Professor, how to turn on their DOS 3.0 8088 machines. With my Grade 12 only. That’s how far ahead the tech curve was from the market. The business was way ahead of what most people actually knew about computers. Including experts.
A moment I will never forget.
Another is pulling the typewriters out of the Dartmouth General Hospital and replacing them with 9 pin printers.
I jumped out of that business five years later when Windows 3.0 was making computers easier for people to use therefore easier to purchase and the servicing was not for me.
In 1993 I bought some vehicles and operated a courier service in partnership with another local independent courier.
We moved parcels from Bridgewater to Port Hawkesbury and all through the HRM area which at the time was not amalgamated.
Large courier companies started bidding on all the small jobs that made our business possible. My largest contract at that time was with Sam the Record Man. We also worked with the RCMP, The Coast Magazine, many of the Bars. Construction companies.
In 2000, using what I could find at flea markets, yards sales, I opened a buy and sell – comic store called Allgoods Comics.
By 2005 we were very successul in becoming the premier table top gaming centre in Atlantic Canada. I closed that business in 2006. We employed eleven full and part time staff at our peak.
Something I am very proud of.
What I am doing as of 2018 to keep myself busy is I apply my hobby photography and computer skills , and elementary website building skills to help build and promote community events in Dartmouth and around Nova Scotia.
I am a founding board member with the Destination Dartmouth Association
Destination Dartmouth Association
Social Media Marketing as well as Web Manager, team building.