Monday, January 14, 2008
Observations on a Workday
A friend sent me that picture (thank you, Miss Lucy), and it set me to wondering -- am I appreciated?
I think I am, though you couldn't prove it by my paychecks. I've worked since I was 16, and have had some very good jobs. I've been lucky enough to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time when there was a promotion or better job available. I lucked into my current job by virtue of being in the right place at a very bad time; i.e., the funeral home after my last boss died. This is a fun job, and you can't beat the part-time schedule. It gives me a lot of autonomy while keeping me on my toes and making me think. It doesn't pay for squat, but I like it possibly better than any job I've ever had. Every January, I tell myself that I'm going to have to look for a better paying job this year and then ... I don't. I guess I figure that as long as I can earn enough to meet my needs, I might as well continue doing something I actually enjoy.
And they do say that less is more. I'd certainly concur with that statement when it comes to big hair, heavy makeup, and perfume. I'm not so sure it applies in the case of chocolate, amour, and ... salary and benefits. I get by, though, and I count myself fortunate. Not everyone can say that.
What about you? Do you enjoy what you do for a living, feel appreciated, and consider yourself well compensated?
And now let's enjoy a few Words Gone Wild.
Preay tell - Telling beforehand that you're going to pray?
amont - Lamont's half-wit twin, who's the size of a baby mountain.
tea shirt - Shirt worn for tea rituals which may not be worn when drinking coffee or anything else.
rediculous - I'm not getting anything here. What do you guys think?
axious - Obliterating those pesky IOUs.
If it's Monday, it's Dressup Day. I'm wearing a gray skirt with pink pin stripes, pink sweater, black hose, and black shoes with heels and ankle straps. And you?