If I had known at the beginning where my jobs would have led, I might have scared myself.
I never knew my work journey would take me to 3 different Canadian provinces and cities. I can’t claim I’m the person that often dashes out on a journey without a map or a vague idea of destination. At least not on bike. Work morphed also into exploring and learning more about different regions of Canada.
I just set out to find each job however remotely related to my training. It even included working on-site at a major construction engineering project. My earlier story is here.
Restaurant in Osgood Hall courthouse for Ontario Court of Appeal. Toronto ON. 2014. Photo by J.Chong. Where I occasionally bought best scones for early breakfast before starting work at Judges’ Library elsewhere.
Cycling Golden Ears Bridge. Pitt Meadows, Metro Vancouver 2009. Major piece of a 6-lane 1km. road bridge with bike lane over Fraser River. Construction project where I worked on-site for 3 yrs.
Construction engineering main office site where I worked. Golden Ears Bridge, Langley, British Columbia 2009. Coincidentally a bike ramp bridge was built in front of my office window.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to have worked in some unexpected and contrasting work cultures and different subject disciplines. Yes, to work in libraries and information management does expose you, even if briefly, to all sorts of intriguing issues and challenges that beset an organization.
First Chief Justice of Upper Canada (now Ontario) William Osgoode, which courthouse building bears its name and Osgoode / Queen St. W. subway station nearby. Courthouse is the oldest in Canada. Photo by J.Chong. Toronto ON 2014 Stained glass above main front courthouse foyer. Osgoode Hall courthouse, Ontario Court of Appeal. Toronto 2014. Photo by J.Chong
Visual and talking tour of this historic court building.