I think it’s safe to say that most people have an experience while doing their job that’s especially memorable, or a time when they realized the effect they were having on other people’s lives as a result of their work.
One experience that sticks out for me in my years working for SBF
is when I attended the 2007 National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show. We had copies of our November 2007 issue at our booth at the trade show; in that issue, I’d written a feature
on school bus bullying and how operations were approaching the problem.
While sitting at the booth with my co-editor, a gentleman came up with the magazine in his hand and said, “Is Kelly Roher here?” When I greeted him, he said, “I just wanted to stop by and tell you what a great job you did on this article about bullying. When I read it, I thought, ‘This is such an important issue and we all need to be doing more to stop it. There’s some good information in here.’” He then proceeded to ask me if I would mind autographing his copy.
All of us SBF
editors have received positive feedback from our readers over the years, which we appreciate. (Of course, we also welcome suggestions for improvement to help us better serve you.)
In thinking about the feedback we’ve gotten and that afternoon in 2007, I became interested to read about your most memorable experience(s) on the job, whether they’re good or bad. Or, was there a time when a student, parent or colleague made you realize the positive impact that your profession has had on him or her?
Share your stories below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time,
| posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 11:43 AM