Past Practice

As I’m slowly downsizing 45 years of life, one large task has been sorting and digitizing the large collection of Kinko’s pictures I’ve amassed through moves, turnarounds and store transitions. Thankfully, Kris has been a huge help!

Unfortunately, any pictures I had of the first store I worked at (Urbana IL) have vanished into the ether, but here are some images from the first store I managed, the Burlington VT location. These images are from 1985 – 1988 and show the original 2 story location and the flashy new digs we moved into:

How Copiers Work

I wish I’d had this simple explanation back when I was teaching new coworkers at Kinko’s:

Still useful even today. Color copiers use a similar process, but thankfully I won’t have to watch him cut one of those open!

via BoingBoing

The Wheel Turns

Sunday’s thoughts of born vs made reminds me that we are, all of us, a product not just of our DNA but also those who have shared our lives. I am who I am because many talented people invested in me, both personally and professionally.

I thought of this again today when Tammy reminded me I’d forgotten her 20 year service anniversary with Kinko’s.

Tammy & Paul

Twenty years ago, Tammy walked into the Kinko’s I was managing in Harvard Square and immediately became a key team member. She capably wrangled production on machines we’d laugh at today, all the while helping customers accomplish their dreams. New city, new store, new teams have happened in the interim, but she’s still working to delight customers daily. Congratulations!