Learned both Novell and MS Server administration. Also took a course on CompTIA A+. Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access. He also learned some adobe and Wordperfect. HTML script and internet knowledge.
Although it has been several years, he has attained some knowledge and has become his family and friend's IT guy.
Learned both Novell and MS Server administration. He took a course on CompTIA A+. Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access. He learned some adobe and Wordperfect. HTML script and internet knowledge.
Although it has been several years, he has attained some knowledge and has become his friends and family's IT guy.
He worked six months for Combined Insurance and gained knowledge in the Accident and Sickness, Hospital, Critical Care, Cancer Ins. First, I he was provided training and successfully took Both Accendient and disability exams. Sold Insurance across the southern portion of the province of New Brunswick. He was interacting with customers and understanding their needs, if any, for insurance.
He spent most of his adult life reading and studying (not at an institution) spirituality and religion. He would often inundate himself in various religions, from Hindu, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, the Islamic tradition, and more.
Even today spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation play a huge part in his life.
Through my years of working helpdesk, he spent much of his time troubleshooting, but dealt with satellite locations that could be a pharmacy, convenience store, grocery store, and so on. The turnaround and chances of speaking to someone different every time were good. Meaning he had to train people by phone consistently. He co-wrote a training manual for the trainers and gave it to each location (Company manual - private). He also traveled the province, helping with the training of the cash system used that he was also the helpdesk.
When he worked in customer service for Avis Car Rental, he listened to calls. He provided feedback for future quality monitoring. His suggestions ended up in the company news article and distributed company-wide.
He also worked for nearly ten years as a customer support specialist for Skillsoft. A B2B providing online learning, including but not limited to SixSigma, Black and Green Belts, MS certification and more.
He has written a couple of lifestyle articles, one about Saturday evening with a cigar, a scotch, and a beer. He is also offering commentary on the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
He personally thinks education, after healthcare, should be the number one priority for any government. He is very passionate about progressive education. The only way to change the "real world" after school is to change the education as that is the reason the "real world" is in its current state.
He was chair of his daughter's school PSSC (Parent School Support Committee) for six years. PSSC are parents, Principal, and a teacher(s) that meet once a month to discuss school policy and curriculum. As the chair, he also took part and had a voice in the hiring of the school principal for one year.
Parenting, something you're never ready for, yet you grind through the late nights, the terrible two's, tantrums, outbursts, puberty, teen years, (that's where he is), and so on.
Were become experts, or we think we do, and those savvy enough will read books on parenting only to find your child may not fit this or that. His daughter was a preemie, born one and a half pounds. Today she is a healthy teen dealing with a pandemic, parent separation, two homes, a new girlfriend for her father (Me), a grandmother scare with cancer, and her own feelings towards the opposite sex and the same sex as she figures out if she is bi-sexual. Yet, as separated parents, he and his daughter both sludge through it and offer the best advice based on past experiences, expert advice, and so on.
He is passionate about children's education, or lack of quality education. He has learned a lot so far as a father. Often times he calls his daughter a little Zen Master from some of the things he learns from her. He has a hell of a lot to learn, but who doesn't?
Although he does not have any projects completed, he has experienced many life changes regarding relationships. He has a good grasp of what people's love languages are as well as his own.
Who exactly is an expert on relationships? Even relationship experts can find themselves in a toxic marriage or at the very least be blinded to some aspect of their partner. Love is a strange feeling, there are many forms and it can make us do weird things that make your friend scratch their head. Even experts may not be experts in their own relationship. He has had twenty-plus years to reflect on what a partnership should be and what it actually is.
His current relationship is beautiful, amazing, and with not chance of failure. He knows right, is that how it always starts? Time will tell.
Gavin has recently begun his new career in Content writing and copywriting. He has gained vast knowledge from his past experiences and developed the right tools to compose creative articles through rich storytelling and customer-focused writing.
With Gavin's 20+ years in customer service, he knows what customers want. Couple this knowledge with the effortless experience mindset, he can place himself in the customers' shoes, which is a great advantage in understanding their needs and wants.
Gavin's ten years of writing fiction in many genres give him experience in creative writing and storytelling. Over the years, he has built up excellent writing habits daily. He also understands the world of critiquing during the past three years of working with other writers in a group environment that meet regularly.
He has one completed book called Hummingbird and another not published. Hummingbird is self-published on Amazon. Also, he has four other books in the works. Two are fantasy, and one is a sci-fi and the other real-life fiction. He enjoys writing and reading, and his word count range is from 80,000 to 110,000 words per book, or what is required. He has likely written over 600,000 words to date.
He has several blog posts, but currently, his site is under construction. He has written poetry, and he is now preparing to write a story that will progress weekly for his blog. He will continue to write a wellness blog post and perhaps a vlog. He also has plans to review products and services.