Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Friday Five

Singing Owl offers today's Friday Five over at RevGalBlogPals:

1. Tell us about the worst job you ever had. Well, there are different kinds of bad jobs. There are bad jobs that are boring (keeping a spreadsheet that tracks completion status of airplanes); bad jobs that are boring and involve taking people's money in exchange for overpriced crap (theme park gift shop); and bad jobs that slowly get bad without you realizing what's happening (technical writer). It's hard to choose "worst" from such a variety!

2. Tell us about the best job you ever had. I think it's probably the job I have now! :-) I've been there six years and have been in several different roles (some more enjoyable than others), and it's a great opportunity to serve the church.

3. Tell us what you would do if you could do absolutely anything (employment related) with no financial or other restrictions. I would be a professional backup singer. I was mildly jealous of the women doing my job the last time I saw Billy Joel in concert.

4. Did you get a break from labor this summer? If so, what was it and if not, what are you gonna do about it?
No break. This spring and summer many of my vacation days were taken up by church nerd work. But this fall, all three of us are going to take a long weekend together (and see Zorra and The Scientist and Amie while we're at it!). We're glad to have found a B&B that will accept The Boy as a guest.

5. What will change regarding your work as summer morphs into fall? Are you anticipating or dreading? When people ask what I do at work, my answer is usually, "Whatever my CEO wants me to do." Hence the role-switching over the years. So I'm anticipating remaining flexible in my duties. (I've had many titles, but they've all fallen under the unofficial heading of "professional church nerd.")

Bonus question: For the gals who are mothers, do you have an interesting story about labor and delivery (LOL)? If you are a guy pal, not a mom, or you choose not to answer the above, is there a song, a book, a play, that says "workplace" to you? The movie Office Space hits very close to home for many in Generation X, myself included!

11 comments:

Mrs. M said...

YES!!!! to Office Space. It's my go-to movie when I'm having a ridiculous time at work.

And OMG your job looks fabulous. I'm giggling at how it combines my ideal ones!

Glad you played!

Sally said...

Love that list of worst jobs, like you I enjoy what I am doing now more than anything else.

revhipchick said...

You are terribly cute and funny! I love that someone gets to be a church nerd! FAbulous!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh girlfriend here let me fedex you a sexy black dress... and we'll go kick those women off the stage, so you can do your thang!

LutheranChik said...

I am envious that you were able to find a B&B that would take The Boy. Sending prospective hosts a photo of The Boy in his hat, though, I think would change hearts and minds! How cute!

RevDrKate said...

Yep, could seriously see you as the backup singer, oh yeah! In the meantime till that big break comes, glad you like what you do, sweet nerd!

Mary Beth said...

Ugh. Your bad jobs sound icky.

RevAnne said...

:) love the bad jobs litany.
When I retire from the church and open my store, the Boy will always be welcome!

zorra said...

I just found what looks like a really cool place:
http://www.deckercreek.com

For our NEXT meetup (after this one)?

DogBlogger said...

Wow -- a B&B&B... sure sounds good to us!

ellbee said...

Who hasn't felt the need to beat the life out of a fax machine?