Job shadowing! October 21, 2013

“Survived 3 passenger assistance alarms on the TTC just now.. Good thing I got out of the house with lots of time to spare and am still somewhat early. *shakes fist at the passengers who caused the delay* #mypoorbladder”

Those were my thoughts at 9:30 am this morning when I was on my way to job shadow a court reporter today. This means that I should and need to get out of the house even earlier to ensure that even with 3 transportation delays such as this that I can still arrive to a job unscathed and ready to start. And also to spare my poor bladder the agony of not knowing when the next restroom stop will be. Very glad that the TTC continued along though and I got to my destination!

The job shadowing today was for a cross-examination and a very interesting one at that. The opposing counsel was very direct in her questioning and would not back down. This caused a drawn-out argument to occur between the parties; the first intense one I’ve seen while shadowing! (This is why court reporting is so appealing — you never know what you’re going to get!) During testimony, the speed was comfortable at around 100-180 wpm and my writing was clean. When it escalated to over 230 wpm at times, I had to drop some words because it was just too fast during those moments. I really enjoyed today’s shadowing because the testimony was consistent and proceeded with few breaks in between (no exhibits were marked at all today which is uncommon). This tested my endurance and I find that I write better when there are no pauses in between. The examination ended early, a little after 2pm too. It’s always nice to get to leave early. 🙂

Time to practice some more steno when I get home (typing this post on the train as I commute home).

About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and new mom who loves to share her experiences with the world.
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