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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I finally have some good news to report. I got one of the jobs I applied for recently!!

    It's a Regulatory Specialist job in the office I work in so I'll still be dealing with the same people but at least I'll be paid more to deal with them. It will mostly involve entering forms into our database and maintaining the database. I used to enter the forms in the database and I'm good with Access so it should be an easy transition to this job.

    My boss told me two weeks ago that he was recommending me for this position but I wanted to wait until it was official before I started spreading the word. Our bureau chief told me herself 5 minutes before I left today, since my boss has been out of town and won't be back until Tuesday.

    I'm so relieved to have a pay increase and to not have to be interviewing for jobs for a while! This isn't the job I want to stop at so eventually I'll start applying again but I'll wait at least 6 months before I do.

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    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Pikachu!!! Obviously someone recognizes your talent! I wish we could all take you out to lunch to celebrate!
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    I finally have some good news to report. I got one of the jobs I applied for recently!!
    Well done!!!
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    Congratulations pikachu!!
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    Good on ya, pik!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by KatesMom View Post
    Unfortunately I am guilty of swearing like a sailor. Right or wrong, I have also discovered that it can be effective in my professional life (and I'm hoping FM won't jump in here as I remember her and I having a discussion about this the last time!! ). As a business lawyer, there are still many times where I am the only woman in the room during a meeting. When I walk into the room, 9 times out of 10 the atmosphere changes. The last thing I want is for those people to be looking at me as a woman - just look at me as the lawyer. I have a discovered that a cleverly dropped expletive immediately puts the men at ease around you. Right or wrong, it works.

    That being said, the best thing for curbing my cursing has been having kids!! I swear for the first year of their life they probably thought I was an idiot because I had to consciously think before I spoke all the time!! Now it has become like second nature, and I notice that it carries over to when my kids are not around. Not that I have quit completely, but it has decreased dramatically!
    I work predominately with men too, & have picked up the swearing apparently. I knew I did a little, but didn't think it was all that often. Then when my son & daughter in law had my grandson, he told me that now that I had grandchildren I had to clean up my language. Apparently it wasn't as mild as I thought & he didn't want me swearing like an old sailor around the grandson.

    Imagine my shock & embarrassment to have my own son tell me that. I've made an effort to think before I speak, especially around children. The first year you can get a way with it, but they're getting old enough to repeat now.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    The line of work I was in (before retirement) was a male oriented field and talk about a potty mouth. I was horrible. It has been over 4 years now and I find myself seldom swearing. I never used foul language before I went in to this field.
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    How do you like retirement, captain? I want to retire so bad!
    Count your blessings!

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    Retirement is wonderful, after 4 years I decided to find a part time job (pay for insurance). I have not done manual labor in over 30 years, I remember why I went back and got my degree. It is much easier now after lots of ben gay and aleve (the 8th) wonder of the world.
    During the 4 years, I traveled and quilted. Still doing both.
    I was very fortunate to be able to retire in my early 50's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    Retirement is wonderful, after 4 years I decided to find a part time job (pay for insurance). I have not done manual labor in over 30 years, I remember why I went back and got my degree. It is much easier now after lots of ben gay and aleve (the 8th) wonder of the world.
    During the 4 years, I traveled and quilted. Still doing both.
    I was very fortunate to be able to retire in my early 50's.
    So jealous. I have so many art and travel interests that I want to indulge before I'm too old to enjoy them, but I'd have to do something part time, I think, to make up the difference. I guess I could always sub. That way I'd still have flexibility to travel, etc.
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