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Saturday, January 18, 2003

Friday Five 0117

Doin' the Friday Five thing, especially since the theme is appropriately appropriate for the times we live in.

1. Where do you currently work? As of today at 3:15 p.m., I am officially unemployed. The original plan was for me to stay until January 31st, or until I got a new job, whichever came first. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, there was no reason for me to stay past today. I'm not going to go into the reasons I left early. It's over and done with. There's no point. We parted company. And unlike his last 10 or 20 secretaries, we parted on good terms. That is, I didn't storm out and break the front door, or uproot the front gate, or crash my car into the fence, or walk out and slip my key in the mail slot, or have to have the police called to escort me off the premises, and such. Nope. I thanked him for the opportunity to work for him and told him I learned a lot of new things. He thanked me for a job well done and asked me to I let him know where I land. I feel really good.

2. How many other jobs have you had and where? Over a period of 25+ years, I've had several legal secretary jobs in Springfield, Chicago, and Western Michigan. For a short time in there, I also tried my hand at selling insurance. My creme puff job was as a part-time remote staffer for a major news organization. That job ended way too soon. When I was 16, my first office job (part-time) was as an Addressograph-Multigraph operator. At that same place, I also worked a teletype machine, but not daily. Oh yeah, I started my working career as a babysitter. There are probably more. That's all I can recall right now.

3. What do you like best about your job? and 4. What do you like least about your job? See number 1, above.

5. What is your dream job? Checkers referee.

Posted by Marie at January 18, 2003 12:06 AM