- Daisy MissDee Doubel started out cleaning chain stores at night
- She slowly climbed the corporate ladder despite starting a family
- Today she owns shares in a successful company
Daisy MissDee Doubel is a vibrant South African woman who is living life to the fullest. But, like many others, she had to start at the bottom and climb her way to success.
Taking to the Facebook group #ImStaying, Doubel revealed that she had to work her way up from a shop cleaner to where she is today.
Doubel, who is a shareholder at a successful company, said she started working when she was still young.
However, she had no matric certificate, no job experience and was given a job cleaning chain stores at night.
Doubel said she was a "laughing stock" but she did not let people's opinion of her get her down.
She upgraded her job from cleaner to diamond polisher after a friend told her about the job. However, she fell pregnant and took a break to raise her two kids.
When her baby turned two, Doubel took her third job in 1996, Briefly.co.za learned.
"I applied for a t-shirt packing job. A family friend saw me at their offices during the interview and convinced their HR department to give me a chance in the office."
However, Doubel did not start working as a packer, she was given the receptionist job.
After three months Doubel was promoted to the debtor's department and she completed a course in bookkeeping.
Another three months later she landed a credit controller position. However, with the added responsibility the company put pressure on her to chose between work and family - and, of course the latter won.
She left the company in January 1998 and a month later she landed a job the company in which she now owns shares.
"We grew from five to 30 staff members and, 21 years later, having worked in all the positions possible, acquiring my matric certificate and being assistant financial and office manager, my then boss and now partner offered me shares," she revealed.
Doubel said she had to work harder than others but she ended up accepting his offer. Today, she helps others and shares her story, hoping to inspire those who need to hear it.
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