Counting Switches


In 1960….summer jobs were hard to come by in Muskegon. Fortunately, an eight week job was available at General Telephone Company of Michigan.

The job was counting switches….that were opening or closing during an hour time frame.  These were mechanical switches in large banks….more than likely to get telephone traffic data.

It was not hard work (unlike that at the Norge factory….another summer job)….it was somewhat tedious.

Yet working at General Telephone was great experience in developing a solid work ethic.


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