Union Employee Spotlight
Years of Service
Jobs at Wellesley College
Where are you from and where do you live now?
Now Needham, MA.
Any personal or family stories you want to tell?
Any thoughts on working at Wellesley College?
I hadn't planned on working at Wellesley College; I really didn't even try. This guy, Mike, was a member of the health club where I worked. He was always at me to get a job here - I think he worked in the Science Center. I had just gone to California to ride my bicycle down the coast. I was only gone two and a half months, but when I returned I no longer had a job.
I frequented Green Beach as it was a hopping place in the 1980s. I showed up one day and there was Mike! He knew I didn't have a job. The first thing he said was, "Now you can get a job here!" I resisted and told him he could show me which building to go to if I decided to get a job at Wellesley in the future. He walked me over into a building, then into an office and said to a woman sitting there, "This guy wants a job!" I've been here since that day. I don't know what happened to Mike; I never saw him again.