Monday, March 16, 2009

Tickle Me Pink Tuesday


I am more than tickled pink that today is my 11 year anniversary at my current job/position. Now granted, I technically have 21 years on the books with the company since they counted all our years prior to purchasing us. So yes, my retirement and PTO accrument etc is fantastic. And yet at the same time, in some respects, they only acknowledge the time since they bought us which is 13 years.

But the real kicker is that I have stayed at the same job for the last 11 years! See, I get bored easily, if you can imagine, and for the first 10 years or so, would stay in one department for a couple, and then move on. Transfer to another location, work for a different doctor, etc etc etc. I just get bored. ADD anyone??
Well, when this position came open, and I moved into it, I really didn't know what to expect. Since my job title, and duties have changed so much since the beginning, I guess I haven't had time to get bored.
Un.Til.Now.

Yep, I'm bored. I could do my job with my eyes closed. And I think sometimes I do. And even though there is something new every day, it's the SAME new stuff. Make sense?
Sure, I could probably invent some sort of project to work on, or ask to take on additional duties, but none of it sounds fun or exciting or even mind stimulating in the least.
I suppose I could go back to school and maybe think about a whole new career in a completely different industry, but really with the economy and job situation we have going on now, is that the smartest thing in the world? Nope. And to be honest, the thought of school makes me want to throw up.
Yes, I do have the best co-workers ever, and even more importantly, the best boss ever, so it's fun when I am socializing, but we all know, coming to the office and getting an honest day's pay requires more than socializing.

I joke when work gets crazy busy and stressful that I am going to quit and be a crossing guard in the good weather and a lunch lady when it's not. You know what? Even THAT isn't appealing anymore.

What do I want to do? Truth be told, nothing. Well,let me clarify my definition of nothing. I want to do what I want, when I want. Putter around my empty house, straightening up, cleaning, keeping every bit of laundry done at all times. Organizing and re-organizing all the rooms. Taking Sissy a couple times a week for the day, and working out whenever I want and as much as I want. Start learning how to really cook up a nice dinner and do the SAHM stuff.

How am I going to accomplish this? Right now, it ain't gonna happen. The economy is scary, job security is scary, and since one never knows what is around the corner, I guess I am stuck. Besides, I really like the freedom of having some play money, and if I were to stay home, we lose that. Ohhhhhh dilemma, dilemma, dilemma.

I guess for today, I will get back to work, and be tickled pink that I have not only a job, but a GREAT job, with the best team evah! (even if I am so bored, I think I could eat my own head)

What's tickling you pink today?

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I've been here almost 3 years, and I can see myself staying here a bit longer.

Congrats on your anniversary!

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

Hey hey girl. I understand. I have a job that I love and its good and all, but I am bored too. But, I have to keep it for reasons that I am sure everyone can understand. The threat of losing my hubs job is on the increase. So, I am staying too. I didn't have to work today and I love being home.

You are awesome.

Becca said...

I'm impressed. 11 years is longer than I have been a mom...and I get tired of that all the time;-)

tammy said...

I was on the 3 1/2 yr plan. I'd always get bored and get a new job about every 3 1/2 years. But it mostly was the same job, just different dentist. I think you're smart. I like being a SAHM now (and I was prompted to quit my last job and stay home, even though it was a pay cut), but some days I feel like I should be doing a little something to support my spending and our savings. Or maybe I should be doing a little something to cut back my spending??

SO said...

It is hard when you get bored. Is there anything you can do to switch things up a bit at work?

Omgirl said...

All you need is to replace Splenda daddy with a sugar daddy. Then you can fix all your problems in one fell swoop! (Aside from having to sleep with a gross old rich man, of course.)

DeNae said...

In a manner of speaking, I am living the life you say you want. And can I tell you, there are days eating my head would be the most intellectually stimulating activity imaginable.

Congrats on the anniversary, though! I think I'm the poster child for adult ADD, so I marvel at anyone who can stick with anything longer than the time it takes to watch an infomercial on how to make $20k a month without ever leaving your house.

Vanessa said...

Thinking about going back to teaching school makes me want to puke. I can see why you don't want to go back.

Cadance said...

Congrats on sticking with it! ...and A job is better than NO job today!! ..plus how would I live vicariously thru all your awesome office antics if you and Martha didn't work there....you gotta stick around! =)

tiburon said...

I am tickled pink when you call me poodle.

I am tickled pink that you answer (and chat on) your cell phone all the live long day.

And don't trade Dave in - I like the Splenda Daddy - he isn't rich or gross - and we like him like that.

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

well hmmmm i think you could get bored doing every ounce of laundry that's for sure!!! but cooking up a fun meal is never boring!!! (hehehahaha) you'll know what i'm saying when you look at my lastest blog post.....oh yeah and look at spiderman one too! lol!