The Adventures of Depo Girl - Part 1
Any accomplishment is exciting, but it's glorious when it takes several years to achieve. Jennie North began court reporting school in the summer of 2004 and she just now passed the CSR exam. There were many discouraging moments during her journey and many times that she wanted to throw in the towel, but what she feared most was failure. So she plugged away and accomplished what thousands of would-be reporters walk away from.
The reason Jennie took five years to pass was due to several factors. She worked full-time as a waitress, was a single mother of a five-year-old boy and did not have many people supporting her. What really helped was her own high self-esteem and desire to better herself. Without those two things -- and a little old fashioned stick-to-it-iveness -- she would have gotten nowhere.
Despite not being financially upscale, she saved her pennies and bought her software and laptop and was ready to take her first job. First things first, however. She needed to interview at some court reporting agencies. Jennie placed some calls to the bigger agencies near her home in San Diego and all were interested in putting her in their database, but not in interviewing her. So Jennie decided to call a little boutique agency by the name of Baker & Associates.
Baker & Associates had been around for only three years and just lost their premiere reporter, so they were on the lookout for some new talent. Jennie just happened to call at the right time. Myra Baker (the owner) wanted to meet and interview Jennie personally and the appoinment was set for the following Monday at 10:00 a.m. Lets hope everything goes well at the interview and Jennie will be Baker & Associates' newest freelance reporter.
To be continued...
By Sammy Serrano
Monday, September 14, 2009