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On Probation

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Good bad television, Stuff

So if it was my job to write here, I might have to fire myself. I haven’t even bothered to call in sick or request a leave of absence. I have just been completely MIA. Luckily, as I am more of volunteer, I just gave myself a stern warning and put myself on probation. I [...]

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The Change

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Stuff

It has happened. No, not the hot flashes kind of change. I have a grown up job. I know, right? I have reentered the land of the commuters and cube dwellers. I have become a Dilbert cartoon or a character on The Office. I am Regina Phalange, a business women in town on business. It [...]

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College redux thwarted

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Stuff

It looks as if I will be delaying my return to college. Luckily, I did not run out and buy school supplies or this fall’s coolest jeans. The local university of my choice (a school that my taxes pay for) will not accept my transcripts as prerequisites to their business courses because they are TOO [...]

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My Fragile Self Esteem

May 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Venting

I had been feeling pretty good about myself. Procrastination was way down for the quarter and, while I was clearly not as fit as I was a couple of years ago, I hadn’t completely let myself go. I had accepted the reduction in our income with grace, if I do say so myself. All things [...]

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Here comes the judge

April 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Stuff, Venting

I have a confession to make: if you bring your children into the store where I work, I may judge you as a parent. I know that I don’t have actual children of my own, which makes my position here a little shaky, but I can’t help it. I may judge. I work part time [...]

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The Best First Job

February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stuff

My first job about of college was as a sales assistant (underpaid secretary) to five young stockbrokers at the firm of Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. This was not my dream job; I had no dream job. I majored in business management, a practical sounding choice, but I never really thought about how that might translate into [...]

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Smackdown – kitty style

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff

My coworkers need some help with conflict management. I work in an office where these two kittys roam free.  They step on the phones, occassionally disconnecting people.  They shuffle the papers and rub and purr and make for a warm and weird workplace.  And they have these wrestling matches that elicit wails and moans from both.  In [...]

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