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October 30, 2005



Here's another sentence to be proud of, or at least a fragment of it; "I was forever infuriated by my supervisor's short sighted, lackadaisical attitude about the importance of meeting our customers' craft supply needs with sufficient gusto." I cannot tell you how much I love this. :)

I do admire the peace you've made with the work that you do, and have done. I keep telling myself that I continue to be a desk monkey because it funds the book I'm writing, and that's true, but it was much easier to be a desk monkey when I was writing the business plan for the bakery that was going to get me out of the office. In general I'm fine with my desk-monkey-by-day, researcher-of-silly-egg-based-arcana-by night, but every once in a while I hear someone make an offhand comment about how they don't want to end up as "just a 35-year-old administrative assistant," and even though I know I shouldn't take it personally, I always do. So much for the wisdom that is supposed to come with age. ;)


There are lots of days I wish I could go back to Wendy's and put the Salad Bar Superstar pin back on. Barista (is that the official title or are there different roles?) looks like it's a lot harder than it sounds. I thank Gof frequently that I do not have direct contact with the public.


Congratulations on being site of the day! Hello from Michele's!

I believe that sometimes the most intellegent people find the most joy in menial tasks. I think sometimes it allows a satisfactions ones mind does not usually give!

Congratulations on the new job. If it makes you happy, that is all that matters!

Have a great day!


Hello. Michele sent me. Congratulations on your new job!


Double congratulations: on being site of the day and on your new job. Being in peace and content with yourself is all that counts. Have a very nice day!


I forgot to mention that Michele sent me! I had my master's at age 23 and now, over 20 years later, I am staying at home and not working. I have learned to find motivation and happiness in , call them, simple things in life. They can also be rewarding to your own self. When I hear my husband telling me about his office, I am glad I don't have a boss to deal with...


From my own experiences & those I've learned about, it doesn't matter what it is you're doing, or how much you're making. What matters is that you enjoy what you're doing. You most definately would be an asset to any company with your positive attitude.
Michele sent me. :)


Congratulations on being the site of the day at Michele's. It doesn't matter what you do to earn a living. If you can be happy and fullfilled doing it then you are one step ahead of most people. I had that once. I miss it now.


Congrats on being site of the day and on the new job. Greetings from Wisconsin...


Michele sent me; congratulations on being the site of the day. A job well done can give inner satisfaction like nothing else. When you know you are doing the best that you can and helping others in the process, that is the basis for contentment in life. There is much dignity in that.


Good morning from Michele's and congratulations on your new job. You have a great attitude.


Hey. Here from Michele's. Congrats!! As long as you're enjoing it who cares what anyone else thinks!! Great blog, I'll be back.


Nobody sent me. You attracted me all on your own with the strength of your observation and intellect.

I'm glad you've found something to keep your hands busy and keep you engaged with people.

I don't look down on any work. Were it not for a long chain of circumstances, I would probably still be digging ditches. And I loved that work -- and still do when I'm doing it for myself on the weekends. (Quick check for unreasonable grunge under the fingernails before my client meetings later today.)

What I'm saying is, it's great you can enjoy where you are, doing this a while. When you move on, I wish you the best too -- I think you have lots and lots to try and there's no single "right" answer. One thing I can tell, your observing things and thinking about them/reporting on them is one of your highest callings.

Free to Be

Hello from Michele.

You're right about the dignity.


Hello, Michele sent me!

Congratulations on site of the day and the new job.


Congrats on the job and being the site of the day. Michele sent me!


Hello, Michele sent me! Congrats on being the Site of the Day. :-)


Hello! Here via Michele!
Congrats on being the Site of the Day! :)


An interesting and well written post which also shows your strong and positive outlook.

And 'Hello, Michele sent me'!


There is much wisdom in your post. Hope the new job goes well!

(Visiting from Michele's)


Hi! Michele sent me ~
hope you have a great day....


Hello from Michele


Congrats on being the site of the day...glad to hear about the job...TTYL


Good for you!! Here from Michele's...


I'm speechless. You've just put into words what I've felt for a very long time. I'm happy to "meet" someone else that feels the same! Oh, and hi, Michele sent me :-)

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