Today is my Real World Anniversary

How yellow page ads shaped my life

Adrienne Parkhurst
4 min readAug 5, 2020

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A close-up of a black, corporate phone sitting on polished office desk.
Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash

Today is the anniversary of my first day working a full-time job. Twenty-three years ago, I started my corporate career as a Telephone Account Representative selling yellow pages advertising for DonTech, now Thryv.

I worked at DonTech (or some derivative) for almost a decade. The experiences and relationships I forged at…

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Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.