MY first job was working as a teacher at Mulema Primary School in Bukanga, Isingiro district during my senior four vacation. I also worked at the Institute of statistics and applied economics in Isingiro as a data collector.
What was your first job? Where and when was it? How much did you earn?
MY first job was working as a teacher at Mulema Primary School in Bukanga, Isingiro district during my senior four vacation. I also worked at the Institute of statistics and applied economics in Isingiro as a data collector. I was earning sh400 per month as a teacher and sh1,500 as data collector.
What is the most enduring memory of your first job?
What I learnt from teaching was that we must be responsible people in society. At that time, I was dealing with young people who needed my guidance.
Also, I was working hard, but earning peanuts. However, because my efforts were appreciated by the community, made me understang that you need not earn big to be happy.
What did you learn from it that makes you a better boss?
As a boss, you need to work with other employees as a team to achieve your goals. I learnt that as a boss you must be patient to achieve sufficient results, and that it is important to have close and constant supervision of employees.
I learnt to be a team player in society, but not necessarily a boss. My first job also taught me to be organised and accurate.
Did the first job change your career path or perspective of life?
My first job as a teacher exposed me to a lot of things and it broadened my thinking about life and society.
This later it contributed to my current job as a doctor and made me change my career path so that I could save life and society.
Although I trained as a doctor, I later started teaching at the School of Nursing Mulago and Kampala International University.
INTERVIEWER Edward anyoli
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