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serenity blaze
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0 posted 10-05-2002 10:22 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

whew..exhaling already.

Okay--I have been unemployed since 1987--I didn't count 1988--I wasn't paid for that gig.

And? I WANNA GO BACK TO WORK--I know, seems like bliss, but I really am a people person and this is making me insane over here! (The kids are almost on autopilot...mehopes.) So...here's the deal--in a former life? I was an English Education major--and a friend (an ENGLISH teacher of course) told me that in one semester I would have enough credits to obtain my Associate's Degree--which? is enough to begin teaching in this state--as long as I work towards my degree as I do so. (She seems to think I have a knack with teen-agers.) But? I have REALLY bad nerves. And I have already accompanied this lady to court after she was assaulted (she was locked in her classroom by her own students and spat upon) I truly DON'T think, that would be a good situation for me to be in, with my temperament. ?

But? I do love talking to teens--funny, babies and teens, all that inbetween stuff? I dunno..shrug..you'll just have to go watch "Little Nicky" with someone else, yanno?

And? This being New Orleans? I am natural born bartender. But? I am also a natural born drinker. So that's out. er..heh? maybe? ?

Now...I was also thinking that I really like PR work and advertising---

SO..TELL ME WHAT TO DO? This is the "half-time" of my life, and I don't wanna screw up the opening play. For those that "know" me--what occupation do YOU think I am best suited for?

waiting for the wicked to arrive...
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Am I wicked enough?  Your note tells me you're not ready to trust your better self behind a bar, tending...although perhaps you could, [like Sam did] you're just not ready; schools ARE a hard gig because of the instability of society today...to take it on, you'd best be teaching college...

but perhaps you're on the right wave-length when it comes to dealing with people.  Are you needing the money?  If not, could you take a less salary and do some social work?  
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2 posted 10-05-2002 11:03 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Hmm... Maybe in the States your students are like that. Our kids are good. I find that as long as a teacher cares about the students, but can be tougher than them if they need to be, they never have a problem. I go to a small school though, 1200 students. Maybe that's why. I hear some of the other schools have big problems. I suddenly like my school very much.

Kielo

I need to change my signature. :D

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with the lovely sense of humor that i see in you...i'd love to have you as my teacher...or you could be my co-worker too...oh, no, 'cause i'm also still figuring out which position (yeah, in the job market)..suits me best, right from '97...
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um...Kari? you know what social work entails these days? (sorry didn't mean to sound so abrasive) but it's basically--"You have to have a RED card to be at this desk" (after waiting in line ALL DAY AND ASKING IF YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT LINE) then? "Now? Go downstairs to blah-blah--fill out the forms and they will issue you a blue card, and I see also you are in need  of possible medical assistance? Then, darlin' you need a GREEN card, which is only issued at University Hospital. Talk to the desk people there---NEXT!"

almost in tears just thinking about it...
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5 posted 10-05-2002 11:30 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

tch to me..didn't mean to ignore you guys--and it took me a bit of time to get over my last response...

The last job I had was as a civil servant for the state of La. Don't laugh, but I worked in the central pharmacy. (My sister worked in Food & Drug Control) Okay.

NOW.

You can laugh.

But within two 1/2 years I found myself on the "assistance" side of that desk---and yes? I DO have a temper--and ended up tossing those forms in the air and asking the woman shuffling papers, "DO YOU KNOW HOW EASY IT IS TO END UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DESK?"

sigh...

temper, temper, Karen. Cause indeed, I DID go get the damned blue card and blah blah...
I really needed help. sigh.
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Why not check out adult education? Teens aren't the only ones who need a teacher.

Or, why not go to an employment agency? See what's available. Maybe someone who tends plants in huge corporate buildings - I love those ladies who come to our building. All the do is water, pluck, trim and spritz.

Or - how about a patient representative at a local hospital? You know, taking their history, checking out their insurance. Making sure everything is signed properly.

Or - how about a Senior Center who needs some help setting up/cleaning up/planning/implementing monthly activities or dinners.

Or - get your license and work for Meals On Wheels

Or - sell your stories

Or - see if they are hiring at the hospital for people to rock babies born in distress

Or - get a job in a movie theater - all the popcorn you can eat and FREE movies (my dream job)

(if there are any good ones here, I just might take one of those ideas when I change jobs)
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I have done the second and did actually love it...don't know that I have confidence for the first, but as I always tell YOU--grin--"Afraid? Then do it--afraid."

No hospitals. I am too empathetic. I actually get sick FOR people.

The Senior Center thing makes me giggle. I feel like I am running one NOW.

Meals on Wheels? erg. Both nauseate me.
*blech*

sell my stories? SURE...anyone feel free to contact me?

and? I did look into that--I miss holding babies...but it's volunteer, and Sharon? My friend is a Nurse, and she told me that babies born in distress quite often die. I don't think I have that kind of fortitude.

And the problem with the last is? y'can't sell the popcorn AND watch the movie...altho in better days, the uniforms WERE cute...

hmmmm....thinking thinking

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Why don't we ask Ron if he needs a secretary. Can you type (obviously)...how many words a minute..ok how many Correct words a minute??? LOL
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the stats? you'll have to ask RON about..but hmmm...do you really think Ron has more than he can handle?
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10 posted 10-06-2002 12:15 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

LOL...Karen you have no idea what the word 'stats' could mean in relation to Ron! LOL
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11 posted 10-06-2002 12:16 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Super Tally Above The Standardized?
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12 posted 10-06-2002 12:17 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hmmm...I would certainly LOVE an application!

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You'd have to move to Michigan...I don't know if they're ready for YOU there just yet. LOL
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14 posted 10-06-2002 12:29 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Funny, since the last Saints game...Michigan has left a bitter taste in m'mouth...

OH...I SLAY ME..

(somebody stop me...)
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I've always wanted to open a pharmacy, bar and grill on the beach.  I'll hire ya!
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Okay. I'm hired.

As long as y'save me from the lifeguard.
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Duncan that is one strange combination! LOL
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Now why would ya want me to do that, K???

Sharon...talk about one stop shopping!
This is actually an idea that a friend and I kicked around for awhile, very seriously.
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Booze, Bandaids and Baby Back Ribs???
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There ya go!!!  Now we've got a PR angle.  Sharon, want a career change?
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I used to be a pharmacy tech AND waited tables...never been a bartender. I'm afraid if someone asked me for 'sex on the beach' I think I'd slap their face.
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How about a 'tie me to the bedpost'?
I have a degree in pharmacology, have trained under 5 incredibly talented chefs and love waitin tables.  Oh and I tended bar for a while at a Chinese restaurant and a strip club.  Now that's a combination!  lol
So when do we get this thing going?  Are we going to move to New Orleans?  It's such an obvious choice.  Gotta love the South.  They'd just think us 'eccentric'.

Karen...where'd ya go?  This is your new job.  Ya late already?
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How about Key West...

we could invent a drink called the Drunken Poet...

what would be in it?
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24 posted 10-06-2002 01:34 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Cool!!!  Maybe we could get Jimmy Buffett to be a guest bartender.
Hmmm...what would be in it?  I don't know, rum or vodka, I think.  But I LOVE the name!!!!
 
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