First jobs

First jobs — Mary Jane Lamond
Metro Toronto Online

Metro: What was your first job, and what did you learn from it that you are still using today?

Mary Jane Lamond: When I lived in Ontario, I applied at one of the student Manpower centres for a temporary job working at a glove factory. My job was to sort gloves before they were to be stapled. I think I ended up dumping more gloves to be stapled than I was supposed to. Which was why I only lasted three to four days there. I can’t really say what I learned from that — I was only a teenager at the time.

Singer Mary Jane Lamond, now Cape Breton’s modern sharer of ancient Gaelic songs, performs at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studios on Dec. 6 in support of her latest CD, Storas, and is a best world artist solo nominee at this year’s inaugural Canadian Folk Music Awards, to be held in Ottawa Dec. 10.