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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dragging

Oh where oh where did you go? The theme song of Under Dog rings in my head but I am speaking of my motivation and energy this fine Saturday morning. I seem to have none. Is it that I am so stressed out Monday through Friday that by Saturday I am tapped out? Or is it that I am over 40 and just too old to do everything I want or should do? Or is it that I am just lazy? Well maybe a little of all of it. I do get sudden bursts of energy every 10 yrs or so, kinda like Haley's Comet I think. But I sure could use it more often. Maybe this is how a meth head is created. But I am too lazy to start a new habit.

Interviews

So now I get to deal with the process of finding a new worker after my last one stabbed me in the back. Interviews are draining. Most would think, "Seriously? You are on the easy side." But not really. Being the interviewer vs. the interviewee is just as stressful. You worry about getting to know the real person and not just the fake candidate that may come through the door to land the job. Plus if this person ends up being a dummy or drunk it is all on you because you picked them. And trust me....I have had both.

These aren't the best of times in the job market. Two out of three I interviewed were out of permanent work. This does add stress to the interviewee thinking of the family of the candidate or at least a starving cat in an apartment. But I can't let that influence me....can I?

Some of the dumbest answers to my questions consist of "No, I don't have any weaknesses." LIAR! Everyone has weaknesses. Apparently that candidate has a weakness for telling the truth.  NEXT!



50 Shades of a catfight


Okay, I bought into it and I am enjoying it. The "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy came at a good time when women are getting overwhelmed with life. We have to do it all and look good doing it. And I know it isn't great literature, and I began reading them knowing that. Anyone that expects a great work of art is a fool. But I do take offense to people saying that this series is just for frustrated housewives in bad marriages.


Believe it or not some believe that. Not sure why a book about bondage and a unique relationship would appeal to women in trouble marriages because I just find that silly. I will say I think it goes to a place where few have gone. And yes it pushed the envelope and introduces subjects that people typically shy away from. It is a work of fiction, fantasy. Look at it for what it is. So jump off the soap box you divorced bitter women and let us suburban workhorses have our fun.