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It’s about time!

Happy Saturday! I recently wrote a post about what to do if you get a better paying job.  I’m happy to report that three weeks into my new job,  I think I have found the perfect job!

I’ve been working for many years, and have had many jobs.  I’ve had some good jobs along the way.  I’m currently working in a male dominated industry where of the top three people under the president, two of them are women, including myself.

We are encouraged to take our staff members out to lunch, frequently, and on the company.  I have never experienced a company that cares so much about their employees.  At least four times in the last three weeks, the boss has asked “who wants a cocktail?” at 3 pm.  He has a refrigerator in his office filled with beer!

Just yesterday, the boss told us we could leave at 2 pm!  We have a company outing today for a baseball game.

I apologize for appearing to be boasting about my job.  The point I’m trying to make is, that great job is out there.  I’m 58, and loved my last job and thought that was where I was going to be until I retire.  It didn’t work out, our sales dropped off, and my hours were cut.

I was talking with my co-worker whose husband lost his job awhile ago.  He’s afraid to get another job because of the bad experience he had.  He’s all of 27.  If I had had that mentality, I would have stopped working years ago.  We have all worked for jerks at some point in our lives.  I’ve worked for some real butt wipes.

I don’t have the luxury of not working, I never have, and I’m fine with it. Don’t stay in that miserable job, it takes so much out of you both mentally and physically.  I’ve been there and it sucks.

Don’t feel like you can’t find a better job because you have job hopped.  I’ve been a job hopper like I’ve been a yo yo dieter! I’ve always managed to get better jobs.  Having confidence in your ability is a huge plus.  I worked at a university where my boss was absolutely horrible to me.  I lasted for a year, and was let go. She continued on with her reign of terror for another five years before she was finally fired. After I left, I doubted my ability to be an accountant.  No one has ever made me feel like that in my life.  Never again will I put up with someone so horrible. I told her once that if I treated her like she treated me, we could come to blows.  It was that bad.  She caused my co-worker to get shingles because she was being harassed by this woman.  Management stood by and did nothing. Talk about a toxic environment!

To sum things up, always know your strengths and have confidence in your abilities and yourself.  You will win in the end.

Thanks for stopping by.Good boss 7-15-17

 

 

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What’s your email address again????

So I’m having the Monday from hell at work.  I have a great job, but was having computer issues the entire day.

This involved several phone calls, and running back and forth to my co-worker’s office trying to get things figured out. I apologized several times to the technical person I was dealing with on the phone because of my “colorful” language.  She laughed, but I was beyond frustrated that things were not working out.

Finally by the end of the day, the problem was solved.  I started working on the payroll, when I got an email from an employee with a question.  I responded to his question, then asked him to send me his timesheet.

His response? “What’s your email address?” What?   My response was ” Oh, I don’t know maybe the email address you just used?” Didn’t you just send me two emails you flipping dumb ass??? It was a lovely ending to a very stressful day.  I think my co-workers could hear me laughing George_Painting 6-8-15from the parking lot!