so I have a job
Today is the 4th day of the 40th week, the 3rd day of the 10th month, the 276th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Balloons Around the World Day
- Coffee With A Cop Day
- Independence Day - Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932
- Look at the Leaves Day
- Mean Girls Appreciation Day
- National Boyfriend Day
- National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
- National Caramel Custard Day
- National Family TV Show Day
- National Kale Day
- National Pumpkin Seed Day
- National Techies Day
- National Virus Appreciation Day
- Pet Obesity Awareness Day
- Random Acts of Poetry Day
- Walk To School Day
2457 BC – Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (환웅) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea's National Foundation Day.
1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd and the last independent ruler of Wales, is the first nobleman to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering, a fate decreed by King Edward I of England for his insurrection
1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
1942 – A German V-2 rocket reaches a record 85 km (46 nm) in altitude.
1951 - Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world" – a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a playoff game at the Polo Grounds – to send the New York Giants into the World Series.
1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power.
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS and "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC.
1957 – The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.
1960 - "The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS.
1961 - "The Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered on CBS.
1962 – Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.
1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.
1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada, is officially opened.
1990 - West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.
Thought of the day:
“Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.”
~ Johnny Carson, American television host, comedian, writer, and producer
All of us have worked in positions where the job description and/or title do not reflect the actual position one holds in the company. One of the prompts for today asked “If you had a title that reflected the best of what you brought to the party, what would it be?”. In every organization I have worked in since Commercial & Farmers, I have requested my card not give a “title” whether it be Director, VP or SVP, but instead simply say “Loan Servicing”. Back in the 90’s when I first asked for this, the VP of Operations who handled such things refused, saying I had to have a title on the cards. We argued back and forth and finally I told her my title was CCBW. Suspicious, she asked our boss [the EVP] what it meant and he suggested she call me and ask. I didn’t know I was on speaker phone when she called, reminded her that I didn’t want a title if possible and that CCBW was a compromise. When she pressed for the meaning, I admitted it was “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer” and she hung up abruptly as our boss started laughing – and my card read “Loan Servicing” as I requested.
I may not “love what I do” but I don’t hate my job. Trust me -- been there done that – it is not worth it to work at a job you hate or with people you cannot get along with just for money. Me? I work to live; I don’t live to work.
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