enjoyed (I took shorthand in school). Before I forget, this medicine company was established in 1855 and since the cough medicine was made in the building, I could smell the ingredients, such as cod liver oil, all the time. You got used to it.
It was the kind of job where there was a lot of flexibility and tons of fun. I met and dated two guys who worked there, one I am now married to. Yes, it was fun. It was also the kind of job which was impossible to leave. My regular hours were 8:30 to 4:30 with an hour for lunch. In the summer it was 9-4, hour for lunch. Same pay, so I could never leave in the summer, since I was only working 30 hours a week. Every Christmas, we received a week's pay as a bonus and received time off for Christmas shopping. Every July we received a special bonus, depending on sales, it was usually three week's pay. I was stuck there. My friends were talking about Word Processing, with IBM located in a nearby city, and I had a "43" typewriter. Yet, I finally left (September), went to work in the Purchasing Department of a hospital, called St. John's Hospital. So I went from a Father to a Saint.
Before this gets too long, I will share some photos I've taken there, many years ago. And, in the future I may explain more about the company.
The people on the left were on the second floor, doing assembly line work. They began their lives there and ended them there as wwell. And I remember them well, this piece is for them.