Saturday, September 1, 2012

Work...Not Me!

Call me crazy!  Call me irresponsible...call me selfish...but I just couldn't bring myself to do it!  I didn't want to go back to work even if it was part-time!!

It all began with an advertisement that I saw in our local paper.  I called left a message introducing myself and that afternoon the gentleman returned my call.  He conducted an abridged phone interview and at the end of our conversation, I could tell I was in.  I would be doing tax returns.  

I guess I should tell you that although I majored in Accounting, when I got out into the work force, I hated...absolutely hated...accounting.  It was so boring!  However, I was lucky to find a job for a treasurer of a small company and worked directly for him doing cost analysis.  That I loved!   That was analytical.  That was logic.  But income/expense, debits/credits, receivables/payables was just not my thing!  Gag me with a spoon!!!  In my later years when I signed on with "the bank" that was different.  I dealt with people.  I fixed problems.  
That I loved!!

However, when reality set in, I began to think of everything I would be giving up even though it was part-time. The more I thought about it, the more down in the dumps it got me and so, I decided it wasn't for me and lost interest in pursuing the position. 
So call me what you will, especially when I know so many people are looking for work.
I was not ready to give up everything I have now.

12 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I don't blame you at all and would have done the same thing!! Your life has really changed since you moved and you've filled you life with other things and there's no time to crunch numbers--there are too many adventures just waiting for you! :-)

Samantha said...

If we didn't have to, we wouldn't either! Don't blame you a bit!

Karen said...

If you don't have to, why bother!! Life is too short.. go out and do what you love.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, honey. i've been struggling with this, this year. i'm approaching 3 yrs of 'unemployment / temporary retirement' and really thinking i should be bringing in some income. *sigh*

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I don't blame you one little bit. Twice now I have seen an ad for a partime job I knew I could handle, and twice I procrastinated and decided against it. I just don't want to go back to work.

Florida Farm Girl said...

That was a very smart move on your part. You've reached a time when you have earned your leisure, and to give it because you feel you "ought" do do something just plain isn't right. Besides, I've seen you blossom in the past months and nothing should get in the way of further blooming!!!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

are u kidding?? if you're able to retire...and don't need the extra money...then DON'T work!! you've already put your time in!!
now it's time to just ENJOY!! =)

Ann said...

and I don't blame you one bit. If you don't have to work then taking a job at something you don't love is not worth the hassle

Tiggeriffic said...

I have been retired for 10 years and I just love it.. Last year I thought I just needed to be doing something, so I went to our local elementary school and asked Mrs. Wittenburg if she needed help in her class room. She got tears in her eyes and said "You want to volunteer?".. I said sure if you need me.. She said when can you start.. I said right now.. This is my 2nd year helping these sweet 2nd grade boys and girls.. I love it and so glad I come twice a week to help Kim..
Have a great week=end and glad you didn't take the job.. There are other things you can do that would be fun to do. ta ta for now..~!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post ~ I can definitely relate ~ worked all my life ~ enjoying creating and doing and being what I want ~ grateful ~ Good for you! (A Creative Harbor)

so glad to 'connect again' ~ and thanks for commenting ~ ^_^

Donna said...

I think work keeps you young...but then if I had the choice...I wouldn't!!! lol

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Work again, no way for me, but volunteering is what I do at the local library and an area thrift store. I can come and go when able and do more "work" in the limited time I have then paid folks. Been retired fornearly 13 years and never regretted my last downsizing which led to retirement. Good for you, JP, on reconsidering that position...just say No.

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