Skip to main content

it's not that bad . . . I promise

I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a serious lack of work ethic in our country. Just think of all the millions spent on entitlement programs and charitable contributions. No think of what would happen if every able working bodied American woke up each day, went to work, did their job to the best of their ability and went home. That’s it, no extra effort – just do you job and go home. Think of all the money that would be available to help those that are truly in need, think of all the things we could do with all that money and all those hard working people. Wow, what an amazing place our country would be. Ok, pipe dream over, now come back to reality. I had the unfortunateness to spend a year working in staffing. Yuck, what a terrible year that was; and an eye opening one. I’ve heard every excuse from not looking for a job for 6 months because that’s how long unemployment last, not working because half of the money goes to three different baby mommas anyways so it’s better to let the moms and kids go on welfare than have to support them, oh and my favorite was “I just don’t feel like it, I’m watching Maury”. I wish I was kidding with all of these excuses. But during the same year I did meet lots of hard working (and I mean HARD) people that I was incredibly proud to know and help find jobs. Women who worked two, three jobs just to pay rent in a decent apartment and hope for a life better than she had for her kids. I wish the hard workers had outnumbered or even match the number of people that didn’t care, but sadly they didn’t. Beyond this experience, it seems like there are a lot of people who think they are “better” than a lot of the jobs out there. With layoffs, pay cuts and the economy in general you would think people would be delighted to consider any opportunity to come available. So not true. I just don’t get it. Sure, I wish I had a cool, snazzy job that involved fancy business lunches, giving presentations and a fat expense account but the truth is those jobs really don’t exist. (ok, a few do but I won’t call you folks out to protect the super lucky). My job at least is nothing like that. I sit in a gray cubicle all day, we have a little break room with a water cooler that is indeed a gathering spot for chatter, the sound of people typing on their keyboards is the loudest noise the office has really and for the most part we all keep to ourselves, get our work done, and go home. It’s very basic and very standard corporate America and maybe it makes me boring but I am just fine with it. I know a lot of people out there that frown on the whole cubicle environment and I can’t help but laugh a little when I hear these people go on and on about how they could never be confined by cubicle walls. Maybe the rest of the world has a lack of respect for me for being a corporate sell-out but I have a lack of respect for the rest of the world for being slackers. (and by rest of the world I mean people ok with not having a job. If you have a non office cubicle job we’re cool, rock on and thanks for supporting our economy).

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

10 Year Challenge

Earlier this week I shared an image encouraging people to think about their accomplishments over the past ten years rather than how their looks have changed and listed all the positive things that have happened in my own life. It's not that I mind sharing pics of what I looked like 10 years ago but just sharing a picture doesn't tell the whole story. I had a lot of people respond congratulating me on my accomplishments and while I appreciate that it made me realize my intention was never to brag or say oh, look how great my life has been because the past ten years have been years of struggle and success.
Here you see a girl who thinks she's the life of the party - she's 24 and has practically no responsibilities but I don't envy her or wish I could return to that lifestyle.
Meanwhile, you look at this 34 year old woman and you see she's changed the way she treats her hair, she has some lines around the eyes and roundness to her face that wasn't there befo…

Timeless Style of a Natural Stone Watch

Hello Friends! I hope 2018 wrapped up nicely for you and you're watching out for opportunities in the new year. I love gifting to others but let's be real - I also love treating myself which is why I'm so excited to be wearing a new watch into the new year! Plus- it's perfect for my New Year's resolution to be on time more in 2019. Don't worry - I have a treat for you too at the end of this post.

Last year I received a beautiful wooden watch (which I still love BTW) but there have been times when I 've  wanted something a little more elegant on my wrist. The folks at Jord must have been reading my mind because they just released the new Sier Arcadia collection featuring interchangeable leather and mesh bands and natural stone faces. Each style is truly beautiful but I was drawn to the Sodalite and Gold style because it's unique from any watch I've seen. I tend to wear a lot of blues so this unique style really compliments my wardrobe. The only oth…

Hello Kitty Tea

A few months ago I was scrolling on instagram and I saw some posts about a place called The Hello Kitty Grand Café. Now I had stopped by the Hello Kitty Café food truck when it rolled through Memphis (check out my post on that here) but this looked to be taking the experience to the next level. After digging into it I discovered that The Hello Kitty Grand Café was not far from my in-law’s home in Southern California and lucky for me we had trip already planned. The Hello Kitty Grand Café operates with several functions – the front section of the location operates just like the food truck with a menu of sweets and drinks, anyone can walk in for counter service and there are a few tables in addition to some photo spots available. In the back is The Bow Room which offers a pre-fixe tea menu during the day and turns into a cocktail lounge in the evenings. Reservations are currently taken through Yelp and open up 30 days in advance- while weekend reservations can be hard to come by its a l…

Go WILD, Y'all

I'm writing this post with a serious case of the Mondays as I'm recovering from Go Wild this past week. Go Wild is the annual conference run by the Wild for Planners group and it is so much fun! This year's conference was in Nashville and while there is was announced that 2018 will be in Austin, TX. In addition to bringing planner enthusiasts together this event also presents the opportunity to hear from great speakers, meet planner  / planner goodies suppliers and the part that people to notice the most - awesome swag.   I first found out about the group last year when some planner girls I followed posted on instagram about the conference. To an outsider it looks like oh fun, planner girls gathering and getting tons of swag - I want to go! But the reality is it's so much for than that and to be perfectly honest if you're only interested in the swag you'd be better off staying home and going on a shopping spree. Since everyone wants to know the most though wha…

Birthday Discounts

Woohoo! It's my birthday week y'all! Birthdays are always a great time for brands to make customers special and each year I'm able to take advantage of some pretty good discounts in July so I thought I would share the love and talk about some of my favorite discounts and how to get them.

My absolute favorite discount is from Kendra Scott! During your birthday month you can receive one regular item at 50% off. It's your first time you'll have to show your id in store and sign up for their email list but then once they have you on file you can just go into the store and say that you would like to apply your birthday discount to your purchase and give your email address. This year I purchased the Tatiana Long Pendant Necklace which usually sells for $175. This necklace takes the look of the popular Rayne necklace and really amps it up.  
If jewelry is your thing you can also get a $10 credit from Charming Charlie - this discount is sent to Charm Rewards members at the…