Oh to have that job again. The one where they keep paying you but you don’t have to do anything but deposit the money.


Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

I had been looking for a job that would let me flex my hours so Garry and I could spend time together. It was difficult. He worked terribly long hours, gone before the sun came up and not home until it was dark again. Ironic. Most people think reporters work “a few minutes a day” because that’s all they see on the news. Not true.

To get those few minutes of finished news on the air, they drag themselves through every kind of weather — blizzards, hurricanes, bitter cold, unbearable heat — and endless traffic, from one end of the state to another. They are often on the scene of the worst imaginable horrors before the first responders arrive.

And they have to look good while doing it. Without a break for lunch or even a bathroom. Someone once commented it’s like being in the army, just without the uniform.

View original post 719 more words

Categories: Marilyn Armstrong, reblog, Work

Tags: , , ,

5 replies

  1. Lol yeah, that sounds awesome marilyn! 😀 xoxo


  2. You would think they would have auto deposit….


  3. WHAT a story!!! Never heard anything like that. MY best ever job was as a ‘jumper’ (don’t know the right word for it – but you’ll see, and maybe give me the word I’m looking for). As a mother of a small kid and a dog, with a husband at work a 100%, I found THE job. The ad read: Can you say NO? – Well, yes, I could…. It was for 4 part-time secretaries on high level, to work flexible hours in flexible days for a multitude of high-powered exes in an international company. I was on hols, at a time where you still worked with real letters, faxes etc – and I could only apply after my return, in writing. Of course, the 4 places were filled. So, I was told that my CV was very important and perfect for any of these positions and that they would, if an opening was coming up (fat chance!!!), come back to me. (in short: Forget it!).
    About 10 days later, I got a call of HR – are you still interested? I went for an interview and was told that although I’d be an extra, they still would like to employ me. Done deal….. I started with two full days a week, and in no time, all the people asked to have me for their extra work! One of the other 4 dropped out, one got dismissed, another new one was found, but I always had enough work and ‘divertissement’ for any days and hours I could work. It was fascinating, interesting, everybody was at their best behaviour and I went to venues, was happy, just had to organise my home life. Everybody was happy, mother-in-law was picked up on ‘my’ days, looked after son and dog, had the best company as per her own quoting, I was in a great mood on the days I was at home and fulfilled on the days I worked, went later on from 2 to 3 to occasionally 4 days, was well paid….
    Later on, the company changed ownership (twice) and became more faceless and less ethical. I left with a heavy heart but couldn’t face going there any longer as I was ashamed to work for them. But still, it was, for a long time, my BEST JOB.


Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

My Blog

Just another site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns



The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More



Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

%d bloggers like this: