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History of the Forest Products Laboratory

Interview #984: Gust, Dolores (June, 2009)

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00:15:54 - 00:17:37 Return

return; Saeman, Jerome F.; friendship, director, projects, division

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00:15:54

EJ

Okay. And when you returned in 1977, did you, were you head of the steno pool again, or what were you doing?

DG

That was, I just took a job in the projects, one of the projects, working for, I guess it was engineering properties of wood. You know, they all had names. And then from there I went to energy from wood and wood anatomy. And I was just more of a peon then, do you know what I saying when I say that?

EJ

[overlapping] Yeah.

DG

They had a, it wasn't so much of a steno pool anymore, they were just hiring from the outside, they weren't training like they did when I was there. I was very, it was hard for me to see that change. But when I came back, one of the good things was that people remembered me and would be calling me asking me questions about oh, procedures, grammar and punctuation you know, and this guy I was working with, he was very disgusted. He said you have to remember know that you're back as my secretary, not as a, in charge of any steno pool, or working for Dr. Saeman anymore, you know. He put me in my place and I hated it. So then I kept working for different people. I had eleven jobs total at the lab. And I finally ended up working; my last job was in the director's office. And that was, that was great. And he was a wonderful guy and in fact, he and his wife are coming to my cottage next weekend. We've, we've maintained a great friendship and I worked for five directors---I mean the Lab had five directors while I was there.

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