Why Don’t You Write?

August 8, 2013

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Well. It’s been a while. But I am still here! Life is just busy. And it seems that the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer screen anymore. But some of you ol’ pals are still around, wondering what on earth I am up to and why I’ve been so silent.

I’m only working part time right now. As seems to be the way things are going in this country, my employers have reduced my once full-time position to part-time, to cut costs and ensure that I cannot qualify for employee health care, pension, etc. Seems like those good old days are over. But I am Generation X — I never knew those good old days, anyway!

Still, working part time leaves me tired most days, and then I come home to chores and projects. Not much time to cultivate those creative juices anymore. And OH how I would just LOVE to tell you stories about work!

Like the customer who came in 10 seconds before I close with a humungous order and when I told him we were closing and I couldn’t complete the order in time (because my employer will not pay me for the 30 minutes extra it would require to process that order), he went and complained to the boss and got me in hot water. :-p

Like the people who “forget” their box key EVERY TIME and make me run around and fetch their stuff for them, just because they like to be served. :-p

Like the really sweet customers who bring me flowers or who say they will only come to my register because I am always smiling and don’t treat customers like they are an imposition. šŸ™‚ Except those people who make me fetch their stuff for them. :rollingpin:

Like the difficulty it is even getting basic supplies for my office because of budget cuts, or how the system discourages workers to excel but implements policies that make employees suspicious and jealous of each other. šŸ™

But I can’t talk about those things. Nope. My lips are sealed. Cuz if anyone found out I was blogging about my work…. šŸ˜Æ

So that’s what I’m up to right now. Oh, I have other things going on. I’m reading the Bible more frequently, taking more time to relax and “de-stress” in ways I never did before. We also have several home improvement projects going on around here. Writing about it is just too much work right now. I doubt I will ever completely give up blogging, though. I hope my future content is more worthy of your attention. Here’s hoping. :beanie:

3 Responses to “Why Don’t You Write?”

  1. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" Says:

    Glad you are okay and just busy. I keep trying to cut back on my blogging, but it still calls to me. Even my husband makes suggestions about what I should post–mostly pictures of our dog, but sometimes he’ll give me some Friday Fragments to include.

    Those work incidents sound like great blog fodder but best not to go there.

  2. Secondary Rds Says:

    I’m sorry to hear that your hours have been reduced. :paperrip: šŸ™
    But glad to read that you are doing well. :beebop:
    Some people just . . . :blammo: :ik: :frolic:

  3. Rena Says:

    Hi Becky!!!! It stinks that you were cut in hours but it sounds like you have more time for the family and home life. Good to hear that you have been able to de-stress and have time to relax. As we both know there are only 2 choices..work more but more stress…work less but more stress. So either way we lose! lol So enjoy the reduced hours as long as you have time to relax and enjoy your family.

    I have been doing good. My virtual assistant/secretary business is going well. I still babysit but I quit working at the pharmacy in June..after 18 yrs! I felt it was time. The working environment was very stressful and felt like a huge burden to me. So, I prayed about it and waited for an answer from God. When I was thinking about quitting, I would ask God that if that is what He wanted me to do then to give me a sense of relief. I had that sense of relief and gave my notice. I have not looked back. I don’t miss the stress. I know that one day I will have to return to working outside the home, but like you, I will learn to adapt to it. We roll with the punches. I have learned to live in the “now” and take things day by day.

    Hope all is well, I may stop in and see you sometime to say hello. Just send me an email to tell me your work location. šŸ™‚

    God bless!