Hello, my name is Maeghan Skala and I’m looking to continue my career with Apple.
Macintosh’s have been an integral part of my entire life. I was 4 in 1984 and my Dad brought home an Apple IIc. Not only would I play the games and fool around with Brotherbund’s Print Shop; I also used to be the one my older brothers and sister would come to when something seemed to go wrong with the IIc.
Here’s a little bit of what I’ve experienced since my departure with Apple: I’ve repaired Apple Macbook Pro’s, broken glass on numerous divices, broken home buttons, upgraded batteries on iPhones, iPods; including upgraded components in an iMac’.
Once such feat that I am completely proud of is how I resurrected a a Macbook Pro after it had been completely smashed and torn in two. The enclosure was destroyed but the logic board, optical drive, hard drive was completely intake and preserved. Basically I installed a new LED display, and and transplanted all the internal components into a new bottom enclosure, I even added a new backlight keyboard. The client I did this for was convinced that the laptop was rendered useless.
Even in the 90s, I was a proud user of the Power Macintosh Performa even though the software had it’s quirks. I didn’t mind getting poked fun of by my peers and even those much older than me. I believed in Apple.
What I Learned From Losing the Dream Job of my Life Working For A Company I Truly Love.
In 2008 I was offered a position as a Mac Specialist and this was the happiest time of my life. I gave my heart and soul to the store, but sadly I also learned my limitations. It was my first full time job working in the real world and I didn’t know the struggles I would have with a schedule of all time shifts. Opening the store after closing the store the previous night was a difficult adjustment for me. I was late on a few occasions and sometimes my ADHD would get the best the best of me and I would forget to clock in.
When I lost my job at R152 due to lateness and being absent, my world just about shattered. I wanted to blame it on my ADHD but today I know that blaming it on my ADHD would be doing that which every sorry person does, give an excuse. After thinking about my experience at R152, I have come to the realization that I can’t be the best I can be 40 + hours a week; I get burnt out. I can’t close a store one night only to open it the next morning.
I really just want to have the chance to go back and work for the company I love, I believe in, and I always promote. I want to help the Apple community any way I can whether it be educating them about how to use iLife software, the pro apps, or showing them the differences between a MacBook Pro i5 and a MacBook Pro i7 if they do so much as inquire.
Sincerely ~ Maeghan Skala