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UNION REPRESENTATIVE, IN-DEPTH: I Love Being Able To Inform People About What's Going On

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Anabelle goes in-depth with her story as a union representative for court interpreters in California. She shares what she likes most about her job and what she finds most challenging. She says many people, even those who are bilingual, really don't understand what it takes to be an interpreter. She also talks about the job opportunities for working as a union representative and shares what her work-life balance is like.

Degree: Journalism - Certificate in Legal Interpreting
Job Title: Union Representative

Job Summary: Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Job Description

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also may handle human resources work in a variety of other areas, such as employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Although human resources specialists are employed in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in employment services, working for staffing and human resources firms.

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Average salary
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
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20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='11810'>that</span> <span m='12950'>is</span> <span m='13130'>always</span> <span m='13440'>updating</span> <span m='14020'>stuff</span> <span m='14300'>and</span> <span m='14470'>posting</span> <span m='15000'>things.</span> <span m='16490'>I</span> <span m='16650'>didn't</span> <span m='16920'>know</span> <span m='17450'>everything</span> <span m='17920'>that</span> <span m='18090'>was</span> <span m='18290'>being</span> <span m='18590'>done</span> <span m='19830'>on</span> <span m='19980'>my</span> <span m='20150'>behalf.</span> <span m='20640'>I</span> <span m='20720'>didn't</span> <span m='20950'>know</span> <span m='21090'>everything</span> <span m='21470'>that</span> <span m='21600'>my</span> <span m='21720'>union</span> <span m='22080'>was</span> <span m='22290'>involved</span> <span m='22705'>in,</span> <span m='24920'>until</span> <span m='25230'>you</span> <span m='25390'>came</span> <span m='25620'>along</span> <span m='25940'>and</span> <span m='26040'>started</span> <span m='26440'>making</span> <span m='26770'>sure</span> <span m='27020'>that</span> <span m='27320'>you</span> <span m='28120'>kept</span> <span m='28420'>us</span> <span m='30740'>knowledgeable</span> <span m='31300'>about</span> <span m='31520'>what</span> <span m='31670'>was</span> <span m='31920'>going</span> <span m='32310'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='33260'>I</span> <span m='33520'>think</span> <span m='33730'>the</span> <span m='33860'>challenges</span> <span m='34580'>come</span> <span m='35140'>with</span> <span m='37690'>a</span> <span m='37820'>lack</span> <span m='38160'>of,</span> <span m='38420'>I</span> <span m='38530'>think,</span> <span m='38840'>understanding.</span> <span m='40130'>Being</span> <span m='40470'>a</span> <span m='40620'>rep,</span> <span m='41140'>particularly</span> <span m='42010'>for</span> <span m='44220'>interpreters,</span> <span m='45470'>I</span> <span m='45590'>think</span> <span m='45860'>there's</span> <span m='46070'>a</span> <span m='46190'>lack</span> <span m='46470'>of</span> <span m='46590'>understanding</span> <span m='47860'>for</span> <span m='47950'>the</span> <span m='48080'>profession</span> <span m='48900'>and</span> <span m='49530'>a</span> <span m='49630'>lack</span> <span m='49860'>of</span> <span m='49970'>understanding</span> <span m='50620'>even</span> <span m='50930'>among</span> <span m='51210'>people</span> <span m='51630'>who</span> <span m='53080'>consider</span> <span m='53500'>themselves</span> <span m='53960'>bilingual.</span> <span m='54970'>I</span> <span m='55090'>think</span> <span m='55300'>there's</span> <span m='55490'>a</span> <span m='55570'>lack</span> <span m='55790'>of</span> <span m='55900'>understanding</span> <span m='56540'>that</span> <span m='56840'>because</span> <span m='57140'>I</span> <span m='57250'>speak</span> <span m='58840'>another</span> <span m='59180'>language,</span> <span m='59760'>therefore</span> <span m='60570'>I</span> <span m='60650'>can</span> <span m='60850'>interpret</span> <span m='61190'>or</span> <span m='61530'>I can</span> <span m='61800'>translate.</span> </p><p><span m='62930'>And</span> <span m='63520'>I</span> <span m='63630'>think</span> <span m='63960'>that</span> <span m='65340'>that</span> <span m='66570'>lack</span> <span m='66820'>of</span> <span m='66930'>understanding</span> <span m='67570'>shows</span> <span m='68090'>up</span> <span m='68430'>when</span> <span m='68930'>you're</span> <span m='69070'>talking</span> <span m='69440'>to</span> <span m='69590'>a</span> <span m='69640'>supervisor</span> <span m='70360'>who</span> <span m='70490'>doesn't</span> <span m='70820'>understand</span> <span m='71610'>that</span> <span m='72480'>no,</span> <span m='72780'>interpreters</span> <span m='73420'>are</span> <span m='73530'>not</span> <span m='73740'>allowed</span> <span m='74210'>to</span> <span m='74680'>actually</span> <span m='77900'>interpret</span> <span m='78660'>live</span> <span m='79140'>simultaneously</span> <span m='80240'>as</span> <span m='80440'>a</span> <span m='80510'>911</span> <span m='81100'>tape</span> <span m='81880'>is</span> <span m='82390'>being</span> <span m='82740'>played,</span> <span m='83190'>because</span> <span m='83520'>you</span> <span m='85780'>can't</span> <span m='86110'>ask</span> <span m='86430'>the</span> <span m='86530'>911</span> <span m='87080'>tape,</span> <span m='87870'>slow down.</span> <span m='89180'>Wait,</span> <span m='89660'>what did</span> <span m='89970'>you</span> <span m='90040'>say?</span> <span m='90280'>That</span> <span m='90450'>was</span> <span m='90620'>muffled.</span> <span m='91640'>You</span> <span m='91830'>can't</span> <span m='92110'>do</span> <span m='92260'>that</span> <span m='92490'>like</span> <span m='92670'>you</span> <span m='92770'>can</span> <span m='93020'>with</span> <span m='93180'>a</span> <span m='93250'>live</span> <span m='93410'>person.</span> </p><p><span m='95200'>You</span> <span m='95400'>also</span> <span m='96010'>don't</span> <span m='96280'>see</span> <span m='96970'>or</span> <span m='97840'>can't</span> <span m='98050'>hear</span> <span m='98400'>all of</span> <span m='98500'>it,</span> <span m='98630'>or</span> <span m='98800'>the</span> <span m='99040'>quality</span> <span m='99670'>of</span> <span m='99750'>the</span> <span m='99860'>audio,</span> <span m='100360'>or</span> <span m='100470'>you</span> <span m='100850'>can't</span> <span m='101110'>see</span> <span m='101320'>the</span> <span m='101430'>person.</span> <span m='102480'>And</span> <span m='103540'>so</span> <span m='103720'>much</span> <span m='103950'>of</span> <span m='104020'>communication</span> <span m='104800'>is</span> <span m='105100'>nonverbal.</span> <span m='106080'>And</span> <span m='106600'>I</span> <span m='106760'>think</span> <span m='107100'>that</span> <span m='107330'>lack</span> <span m='107550'>of</span> <span m='107650'>understanding</span> <span m='108890'>is</span> <span m='109130'>probably</span> <span m='109550'>the</span> <span m='109620'>hardest</span> <span m='110120'>part</span> <span m='111010'>in</span> <span m='111330'>explaining</span> <span m='111870'>to</span> <span m='112030'>other</span> <span m='112230'>people</span> <span m='112840'>why</span> <span m='114140'>interpreters</span> <span m='114445'>are</span> <span m='114750'>so</span> <span m='114880'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='115480'>I</span> <span m='115770'>think</span> <span m='116900'>unions</span> <span m='120180'>have</span> <span m='120420'>probably</span> <span m='121550'>lost</span> <span m='122240'>membership</span> <span m='123330'>in</span> <span m='123470'>the</span> <span m='123570'>last</span> <span m='123800'>few</span> <span m='123950'>years.</span> <span m='124500'>I</span> <span m='124610'>would</span> <span m='124790'>say</span> <span m='125442'>that</span> <span m='128169'>we're</span> <span m='128630'>certainly</span> <span m='129060'>still</span> <span m='129930'>around,</span> <span m='130400'>but</span> <span m='133090'>I</span> <span m='133250'>don't</span> <span m='133710'>know</span> <span m='133850'>that</span> <span m='134040'>there's</span> <span m='134370'>as</span> <span m='134490'>many</span> <span m='134770'>reps</span> <span m='135130'>as</span> <span m='135520'>maybe</span> <span m='135870'>before</span> <span m='136570'>when</span> <span m='137140'>unions</span> <span m='137590'>had more</span> <span m='137850'>of a</span> <span m='138110'>heyday.</span> </p><p><span m='139150'>I</span> <span m='139400'>think</span> <span m='139560'>the</span> <span m='139660'>key</span> <span m='139880'>step</span> <span m='140200'>was</span> <span m='140350'>just</span> <span m='141440'>when</span> <span m='141950'>I</span> <span m='142100'>was</span> <span m='142340'>just</span> <span m='142610'>a</span> <span m='142720'>rank</span> <span m='142960'>and</span> <span m='143090'>file</span> <span m='143360'>union</span> <span m='143710'>member</span> <span m='144000'>and</span> <span m='144110'>becoming</span> <span m='144530'>involved.</span> <span m='145840'>And</span> <span m='145980'>then</span> <span m='146200'>calling</span> <span m='146650'>people</span> <span m='147100'>and</span> <span m='147240'>saying</span> <span m='147530'>hey,</span> <span m='149020'>we're</span> <span m='149530'>organized</span> <span m='149780'>over</span> <span m='149970'>here.</span> <span m='152830'>I</span> <span m='153010'>think</span> <span m='153400'>it</span> <span m='153470'>would</span> <span m='153590'>be</span> <span m='153700'>good</span> <span m='153990'>if</span> <span m='154100'>you</span> <span m='154280'>guys</span> <span m='154560'>also</span> <span m='154930'>became</span> <span m='155290'>organized</span> <span m='155820'>out</span> <span m='156010'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='156745'>I'm lucky.</span> <span m='157100'>I</span> <span m='157460'>have</span> <span m='157590'>a</span> <span m='157880'>fairly</span> <span m='158230'>flexible</span> <span m='158740'>schedule.</span> <span m='160000'>And</span> <span m='163360'>I</span> <span m='164640'>wake</span> <span m='164880'>up</span> <span m='165050'>early.</span> <span m='166900'>I'm</span> <span m='167070'>looking</span> <span m='167420'>at</span> <span m='167520'>email</span> <span m='168010'>and</span> <span m='168160'>texts</span> <span m='168820'>and</span> <span m='169430'>phone</span> <span m='169730'>calls</span> <span m='170550'>at</span> <span m='170940'>7:00,</span> <span m='171380'>7:30</span> <span m='171820'>in</span> <span m='171950'>the</span> <span m='172040'>morning.</span> <span m='173020'>But</span> <span m='173570'>then</span> <span m='173830'>I</span> <span m='173930'>also</span> <span m='174900'>realize</span> <span m='175590'>hey,</span> <span m='175890'>I</span> <span m='175980'>have</span> <span m='176220'>to</span> <span m='178400'>take</span> <span m='178450'>my</span> <span m='178670'>laundry</span> <span m='178760'>to</span> <span m='178830'>get</span> <span m='179050'>done</span> <span m='179680'>or</span> <span m='179930'>I</span> <span m='180000'>have</span> <span m='180160'>to</span> <span m='180260'>go</span> <span m='180420'>grocery</span> <span m='180800'>shopping.</span> </p><p><span m='181210'>So</span> <span m='181590'>I</span> <span m='181750'>take</span> <span m='182060'>maybe</span> <span m='182390'>a</span> <span m='182470'>little</span> <span m='182660'>bit</span> <span m='182820'>of</span> <span m='182970'>a</span> <span m='183020'>longer</span> <span m='183370'>lunch</span> <span m='183840'>or</span> <span m='185970'>make</span> <span m='186230'>sure</span> <span m='186380'>that</span> <span m='186530'>I</span> <span m='186610'>schedule</span> <span m='187210'>in</span> <span m='187920'>time to</span> <span m='188280'>go</span> <span m='188710'>do</span> <span m='189070'>my</span> <span m='189270'>Zumba</span> <span m='189670'>classes</span> <span m='190410'>or</span> <span m='191170'>my</span> <span m='191320'>yoga</span> <span m='191710'>classes.</span> <span m='193290'>And</span> <span m='194120'>so</span> <span m='194310'>it</span> <span m='194420'>is</span> <span m='194570'>sort</span> <span m='194790'>of</span> <span m='194910'>even</span> <span m='195360'>scheduling</span> <span m='196180'>in</span> <span m='196480'>my</span> <span m='196630'>free</span> <span m='196890'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='198680'>So</span> <span m='198890'>a</span> <span m='198960'>lot</span> <span m='199210'>of</span> <span m='199950'>reminders</span> <span m='200520'>on</span> <span m='200630'>the</span> <span m='200710'>phone.</span> <span m='201220'>A</span> <span m='201300'>lot</span> <span m='201520'>of</span> <span m='201650'>carrying</span> <span m='201940'>your</span> <span m='202690'>planner</span> <span m='203030'>around.</span> <span m='204460'>But</span> <span m='204580'>I</span> <span m='204650'>think</span> <span m='204930'>that's</span> <span m='205190'>what</span> <span m='205290'>helps</span> <span m='205640'>me</span> <span m='206500'>is</span> <span m='207820'>just</span> <span m='208140'>crossing</span> <span m='208600'>out</span> <span m='208760'>that</span> <span m='208930'>time</span> <span m='209530'>for me.</span> </p>","file":{"id":305245,"video_id":"2786147558001","name":"1359-Anabelle-p-UnionRepresentative2 In-Depth","duration":210838,"thumbnail_url":null}});