Careers in Banking
I was attracted to the banking profession, largely, because of family stories and memories I had of my great grandfather, who was a banker during the Great Depression. He passed away at the age of 90, when I was 11. I grew up in the Bay Area, he lived in Fresno, CA and my family would visit a half dozen or so times a year. My great-grandfather had retired in 1946 after a 35-year career with Bank of America. He had immigrated from Denmark in the late 19th century, the first of his family to shun the tradition of becoming a sea captain, and left his small village to pursue the American dream.
My earliest memories of my visits always included jobs… Climbing the grapefruit and orange trees to pick the ripe fruit and the “morning ritual”. You see, my great grandfather had lost his leg in the late 1950’s and my job was to go into his room in the morning, open his closet, help him pull out the sock to protect his stub, put on the wooden leg that had no hinge and visible tree knots, cinch it up, help him into his wheel chair and roll him out to the card table. During the course of the day I recall many visits where his former customers (and their sons) would come by the house to play cards. Imagine this young boy sitting by the side of the card table watching the old guys, with more hair growing out of their ears than their heads, chewing on cigars and truly enjoying their time together. I would hear stories of when my great grandfather had extended a loan during the Depression and helped keep the family business solvent during very difficult times. After 20 years into retirement, bound to a wheel chair, these card-playing friends wanted me to know how my great grandfather saved their business and how they were so very grateful.
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Careers in banking?
I am interested in a career in banking, but he only problem is finding the branch I want to work in. How can I determine the type of banking that fits me?
Try getting a part-time job at a bank, maybe as a teller. I work as a teller and I have learned a lot through having that position.
Is there a career in Banking?
I've worked at a check cashing store for 3 yrs.
I really like this line of work, but is Banking considerd a career and if so what kind of training can I take to better my job. ??
With your experience, you should have no trouble getting a job as a bank teller. This will get you in the door and perhaps lead to head teller, loan officer, etc.