After doing the math, I realised I have been working for 30 years! OMG!
The good news though, is that in all those years, I have only had one crap job, that I hated and it hated me, needless to say after 6 months I waved it good-bye and moved on.
Just over 2 years ago when I became a single mum, I pretty much felt like curling up in a ball and hiding away from the rest of the world forever. Prior to that I was working at night, which I loved because my ex was home looking after the kidlets whilst I went to work and it left my days free to do as I pleased and do the school runs as you do.
When my built in child minder was no longer in the house, going to work at night was no longer a good option, even though my girls are teens and very sensible I WAS NOT leaving them alone 5 nights a week!
A quick search on SEEK.COM, a quick on-line form fill-in, and a quick interview later, I had scored myself a new job, working from home, doing the dreaded telemarketer thing.
Now I always thought I could sell ice to eskimo’s, but this telemarketing gig was tough going.
I got yelled at.
Phone slammed in my ear.
Got personal with way to many answering machines.
Played therapist to those with a long list of woes.
and the company wondered why we did not sell enough…….
I put up with it for 6 months, waved the red flag, and moved on!
That scene is just not for me.
BUT on a much brighter note, the other 29 1/2 years of working have been awesome.
13 years as a corporate travel consultant, galavanting around the world being wined and dined.
10 years working with my parents in various gorgeous gourmet deli’s, perfect zone for a choclaholic like myself.
Having my own business, doing hot stone massage, facials and other fun stuff.
Plus a bit of waitressing and other bits.
Many of these jobs were down right hard work, but I thrive under pressure and slack right off if I don’t have a lot that needs doing.
So I really can’t complain, just one bad stint in all those years, is pretty cool.
Getting comfy on The Lounge today at Falling Face First 🙂