This is now the second longest I’ve ever held a job.
Early in my short-lived career as an Executive Assistant (which is to say, about two weeks into a year), I was routinely flabbergasted by how clear my boss had everything in his head.
“Well, he’s the CEO,” my dad would say, “You think he got there by being confused all the time?” Continue reading ““It’s Simple.” This Is Why I’m Not the CEO (Or Someone Thereabouts)”
It’s been a while, I know. I made a big to-do in January after another long break, announcing the return of Thom’s Thursday Thoughts, then a few months later started working and was like, “Bah. No time for Thom’s thoughts. I’m working.” Continue reading “Thom’s Thursday Thoughts on A Lot of Things”
“Do you now live for the weekends like all the other worker bees?” Continue reading “How (Not) To Conduct Yourself At an Office Party. Part 1.”
A few nights ago a friend from home called to catch up. She’d just come back from a three week trip in Southeast Asia and was met with news of not one but two engagements of her closest friends. In a week she would travel again to Canada to cheer her husband on in his Ironman, and after that, enjoy the three weeks left of summer vacation, courtesy of her Master’s program, to which, summer plans all said and done, she was looking forward to returning. Continue reading “Tuesday”
A few weeks ago a coworker and I headed back to the office together after an offsite meeting.
His name was Hemingway*, after the writer he said, but his livelihood was in film. The short, thirty second variety – TV Commercials – TVCs or “spots,” as the industry has designated. He was an accomplished but not quite famous freelance director. Continue reading “A Conversation With Hemingway*”
An essay I began back when I was unemployed.
My mother is worried.
“If you find a job,” she says, “Then you can get engaged soon after.” Continue reading “Marry Me, Maybe?”
One evening back when I was unemployed, I sat on the couch with Tom and scrolled through Instagram. I showed him a meme that made me laugh.
“Wouldn’t it be funny,” said Tom, “If you started collecting these to tell the story of your job hunt?” Continue reading “My Journey to Employement (As Told Through Instagram Memes)”
“I like my job.”
Really? You do? Betty….is that you?
I’m surprised too. A month an a half in, I’ve grown somewhat more comfortable with those words.
I like my job. Continue reading “New Business”
Before you get too excited and congratulate me for my overdue re-introduction to society as a productive member, let me just say, I’m only halfway there.* Continue reading “Thoughts After a Long Day at the Office”