Saturday, March 20, 2010

Working Stiff...



I know several of you have been curious as to my recent absences here. Taking a bow from Baino, I don't normally write about extremely personal matters, at least not without being a bit veiled for privacy's sake, but the walls have been coming in on me a bit and I'm trying to make some decisions about what to do and where, as well as how and when...

One of the hardest things to deal with has been the flight of people I believed to be friends. Another has been lack of employment. This week, I will take a temporary job in my neighbourhood that is slated to last about five weeks. As the work is rather mentally demanding, my posts may be intermittent at best. I did post comments to those of you who read and commented on my previous post.

This job is by no means a career step, nor is the pay rate wonderful, but it is better than nothing. It will also be the first time I venture into the world of work since getting my chair.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend and welcome your e-mails and comments. I'll leave you with a beautiful scene...

Until Next Time...

19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

good luck with the job. i wish you the best...i hope you are having an incredible weekend. smiles.

nick said...

Best of luck with the job. Hopefully it might lead to something else.

Baino said...

Oh e . . things can be so hard when they don't need to be. I'm sorry your walls are falling in. And I know all too well about seeking work as an able bodied 50 something so can imagine the difficulty when you've got Godot to contend with as well. Although here, we have a wonderful placement service for people with a disability. Good luck with the job and I hope something more comes of it.

e said...

This is temporary, seasonal work. There is no chance of it leading to anything else as it is what it is.

C.M. Jackson said...

e-sorry to hear that you have been having a rough time---sometimes works even if it is not the perfect work energizes...sending you good thoughts and hope that you have a wonderful weekend. c

Mike129 said...

It is a beautiful scene.

I wish you at least as beautiful a life when you come out on the other side of these difficulties.

Megan said...

I hope you enjoy the work. Go, go, godot!

French Fancy... said...

I think the getting out each day will be a good thing; if nothing else you will just be glad to be back at home in the evening. I wish you the best of luck with it anyway and hope that you might make some interesting connections with people there.

Kabbalah Rookie said...

Hi e,

So sorry to have been out of touch - too wrapped up in my own challenges.

From my recent experiences, being in a place of confusion is painful, but it is a good place to be because it leads to new things. Whatever action you take will always lead to the right path.

I wish you the very best with the job - I have a feeling this is the start of something really wonderful for you. I'll be thinking of you!

Lots of Love
KRxx

Steve Reed said...

Best of luck with the job. I'm sorry you've been having a rough time lately, but it will do you a world of good to have the work, I think. Please keep us posted!

Made 4 Aid said...

that is a beautiful scene - I hope you are getting some lovely sunshine like that.

and I hope the work goes well, and gives you some hope.

Barbara said...

I hope you enjoy being employed, even if temporarily. At least it gets you back into the working world. It's a good feeling to reaffirm that you can do a good job!

Best of luck!

Enchanted Oak said...

I also wish you the best of experiences with your work. May you be inspired in your decisions.

Shaheen said...

Warmest of wishes e.
Warmest of wishes. Truly.

Greg (Accessible Hunter) said...

good luck! nice blog by the way

I Wonder Wye said...

Gorgeous photo. Muscle through -- this too shall pass. You should send some of your poetry to damselfly.com. It's good!

e said...

Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts! As stated earlier, this is hourly seasonal work, so there is really no opportunity for growth or advancement. At this point, the pay is important, and as it is nearby and the management is decent, I took the job.

Greg: Nice to meet you and you have an awesome blog yourself, and you're right, it isn't all about the chair...

CM: Thanks for your comment and concern. I appreciate your visit.

Mike, Meg, FF, Barbara, and KR, thanks! FF, I think you are right about getting out of the house and getting a cheque.

Meg, the work is mentally draining after a point but c'est la vie...

KR: If wishes were horses, but owing to the nature of the job and those who work, that is highly unlikely.

Steve: Pehaps you're right. Check your e-mail as I did reply and give my best to Dave.

Lettuce: The sun temporarily decamped this weekend but has returned. I hope you are well.

Mangocheeks, thanks for your kind remarks, and I hope you are well.

Enchantedoak: I wish you the same inspiration and thanks for your emails. They are appreciated.

Why: You are always a dear. Thanks for the information about Damselfly.

Michael said...

Good luck with it all.

"the flight of people I believed to be friends"
--I know about this from my last year. Wonders never cease, let me tell you.

e said...

Well, dear Mr.Toast,

If you've lost friends due to a situation in your life, I can empathise. I do hope things get better for you.