Episode 15: Susan Salvato Part 2
(Retired) Associate Registrar for Office Management and Operations for the Registrar’s Office
The Stenographer –
In this second part of Susan Salvato’s professional career she takes us to the years prior to HLS where she worked as an stenographer for the Federal Court in Boston. Susan gives us a great description on what a stenographer does and also mentions some cases that impacted her life while working at the court.
She also explains the beautiful work done for low income families during the end of year holidays.
We acknowledge in this episode, as in others, that each of us brings to our work our own unique life experiences. Those lived experiences may shape our responses to other narratives and perspectives. In this episode, between minutes 8:15-11:25, we will grapple with challenging material, including accidents and death, which may for many reasons be difficult to hear, and can manifest in feelings of anxiety and discomfort. If you have difficulty with the material and need additional support, I encourage you to come talk to me or your friends or family. If you are a trauma survivor and encounter a topic in our episodes that is triggering for you, you may feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to concentrate. If those feelings occur, I encourage you to take the necessary steps for your emotional safety. This may include pausing the episode or skipping between minutes 8:15-11:25, while the accident is being described or locating an appropriate professional to help. Please know that the following supports are available at any time.
CAMHS Cares line 617-495-2042 is a 24/7 support line available
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
KGA Life Services, Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program, 1-877-327-4278; firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of this podcast is to introduce folks to HLS staff members from across the community. You may recognize the names of some guests, and if you don’t, that’s okay! We hope that you will tune in to learn more about your colleagues—what their role is, what makes them tick, and why they do the work that they do at HLS. If you’re interested in being a guest, please let us know—we would love to hear your story. Our stories bring us together; we come from different backgrounds and serve all different roles, but our shared community at HLS unites us. Let us hear your story!