As a career I write blogs and books (currently I’m working on a book called My Life is a Puzzle), as well as doing public talks at schools and in the community.
The overturn ratio in the pizza business, as far as the delivery drivers are concerned, is an excessive amount of people who come and go at work. How well do you think you know your co-workers? All of the delivery drivers at work, when we are scheduled to work, we usually see one another on a daily basis. Some of the delivery drivers have been delivering pizzas for several years, and some of the delivery drivers are only there for a short period of time.
Life is full of ups and downs for each and every one of us. There's no escaping it. I'm not sure I've ever met anyone whose life has gone exactly the way they planned. We can all dream about the way we want things to pan out, but in reality, more often than not, we find ourselves resorting to plan B or C or D when it all hits the fan. That's life, isn't it?
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do, with your one wild and precious life?”-Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day”
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It has been, for the last 10 years, a source of pride to say that I have worked for some of the world's biggest and best companies in engineering, heavy/oversized engineering, construction and utilities. I've been well paid, travelled to cities and countries I'd never planned to see, and experienced interesting and challenging projects on five continents.
A real estate agent’s responsibilities are many, and contrary to what people see on the surface, it is quite an involving and competitive industry that needs people who approach their work with a passion. Of course, you do not require a graduate degree to become an agent, but it is imperative that you attend a school offering real estate training and pass the exam offered by the state.
I recently read an article on LinkedIn about a lady who had been working as a secretary at a company for a number of years. I imagined it took years of pep talking herself but she finally plucked up the courage to ask for a raise. This ultimately resulted in her being let go.
“You've heard of people calling in sick. You may have called in sick a few times yourself. But have you ever thought about calling in well?It'd go like this: You'd get the boss on the line and say, "Listen, I've been sick ever since I started working here, but today I'm well and I won't be in anymore." Call in well.”— Tom Robbins
To be a ballerina, is in fact, a real job...
There is a remark I once heard years ago. I was nearly twenty years old. I had been unemployed for just over six months. Almost a year before that I had been working in a care home as a Care Assistant and I loved it but an accident led to having to take six weeks off of work and I was let go. I was also in the early stages of pregnancy and despite looking for work caught between recovering and being pregnant no one wanted to hire me so I was enrolled in a six-week course to give me extra help in finding work. Upon finding out I was pregnant one of the trainers informed me that I would find it the hardest of everyone there to find work and that it would never be easy for me. At that point in time, I did wonder if this was purely down to the fact I was pregnant at such a young age or due to my appearance at the time combined with such.
It’s been 546 days since I last posted a Grasshopperism and the first time I’ve posted one on Vocal. I stopped posting them because I felt it important to live what I was writing about. To not actually live what I believed seemed wrong, so I wanted to test my thoughts. When I began writing about The Fiddling Grasshopper, I very much felt as though I had recognized something in myself and in other people that was a very unique and wonderful state we could all be in. Each of the 21 Grasshopperisms I wrote and posted described what being a Fiddling Grasshopper meant and is. But I still had a lot of questions, and so I felt it very important to go out and live what I believed.