by Jen St. Denis
Originally published: July 19, 2016
Paddy Gallagher had worked at a dollar store and volunteered at the Vancouver Aquarium before starting work at Vancity Credit Union a year and a half ago. But working at Vancity was his first office job, and he was nervous.
“I was afraid of pushing one button, and – whoops, there goes all the money!” he jokes.
Gallagher started out doing basic office tasks to prepare for the credit union’s intensive five-day orientation sessions for new employees, but gradually added tasks such as scheduling, sending out cheque requests and ordering office supplies.