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Cheating Death (By Calling in Sick)

I feel just fine, but I called in sick this morning. Once a year or so, I take a mental health day. It’s 11 degrees below zero, so I won’t be able to work in the garden. I work in … Continue reading

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Introvert by Night: A New Name for My Blog

I started this blog in 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, when I had a good job, and great colleagues, and way too much time on my hands at work. I couldn’t seem to beg more work out of my employer, … Continue reading

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“After Work” by John Maloney

They’re heading home with their lights on, dust and wood glue, yellow dome lights on their metallic long beds:  250s, 2500s— as much overtime as you want, deadline, dotted line, dazed through the last few hours, dried primer on their … Continue reading

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An Obnoxious Response From My Sales Manager

I’m a Sales Rep who works in an office. Back in May, one of my fellow sales reps asked our Regional Sales Manager if he would consider implementing “Summer Hours” for a few months over the summer of 2013. He … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

Today I had sort of a long boring day as a salesperson. I drove 2-1/2 hours to a customer who just had to see me in person. I got to his office right on time. Then I waited for him for … Continue reading

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A Brief Contemplation on the 5-Day Workweek

It’s Sunday evening at about 6:20 PM. How did this happen? Let me back up a couple of days. Let’s see . . . Every week I work till Friday at 4 PM. By 4:22 PM on Friday, I’ve managed … Continue reading

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Traveling for Work

I am out of town for work for two days, at a tradeshow.  For the next two days, I will pretend I am happy to stand on my feet for 9 hours at a stretch and talk to strangers about … Continue reading

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