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"It's incredible!""Then why do I feel like such a hack?"
Tags:sandcastle, sandcastles, building sandcastles, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, childhood, growing up, child rearing, prod parent, proud parents, hack, hacks, such a hack, botch job, bad job, doing a bad job, critical, self critical, self-critical, self criticism, self-criticism, perfectionist, perfectionists, achievement, achievements, accomplishment, accomplishments, accomplished, impostor syndrome
Once upon a time vs. today
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, dad, dads, father, fathers, child, children, career goal, career goals, career aspirations, future career, future careers, teacher, teachers, teaching, public education, education system, poor pay, poor conditions, bad job, bad jobs, terrible job, terrible jobs
"You know what I'd like to try someday? Landlubbing."
"Son, we Billinghams have always made our careers in medicine, law or finance - that's why I want you to reconsider your plan to become a Mafia don."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, child, children, kid, kids, childhood, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood, son, sons, when i grow up, career aspirations, job aspirations, good job, bad job, criminal, criminals, mafia, mafia boss, mob boss, mob, mafia don, crime lord, kingpin, rich, rich kid, rich kids, family, families, wealth, wealthy
"I was great in high school."
Tags:let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, life choices, career choices, failure, failures, high hopes, ambition, ambitions, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, job satisfaction, bad job, bad jobs, disappointment, disappointments, office worker, office workers, midlife crisis, unhappy, depression, old, older, old age, ageing, aging, not young anymore, age, high school, memories, memory, nostalgia, nostalgic, career, careers, work, job, life, expectation, expectations
"It's not fair that I have to get up and live the day I already had nightmares about."
Tags:nightmare, nightmares, night terror, night terrors, bad sleep, bad sleeps, morning, mornings, monday, mondays, bad dream, bad dreams, dread, overworked, overworking, exhausted, exhaustion, bad job, bad jobs, nine to five, 9 to 5, slave to the wage, anxiety, anxious, worry, worrier, worriers, premonition, premonitions
"Still, this beats my old job working at Wal-Mart."
Tags:retail, working in retail, christmas time, christmas, christmas job, christmas jobs, elf, elves, santas elves, santa's elves, santas workshop, santa's workshop, bad job, bad jobs, job satisfaction, new job, new jobs, low standards, modern life, modern attitudes, low pay, minimum wage, underpaid, bad management, working conditions, working hours, workers rights
"Every aggressive, controversial firm needs a lightening rod, Garvey."
Tags:firm, firms, aggressive firm, aggressive firms, controversial firm, controversial firms, work, work environment, hostile work environment, hostile work environments, lightening rod, lightening rods, fall guy, fall guys, scapegoat, scapegoats, bad job, bad jobs, take the flack, divert attention, diverting attention
"I got the part, but I play a waiter."
Tags:actor, actors, theater, acting, audition, auditions, performer, performers, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, art imitates life, waiter, waiters, waiting staff, wait staff, kitchen, kitchens, kitchen work, bad job, bad jobs, job satisfaction
'You're loving this, aren't you?'
Rodeo intern. Rodeo assistant
You Are Not Your Job
"She's always like this at this time of the month,short tempered, insecure,anxious,questioning why she does the job!" "PMT?" "Wageslip!"
"Have you been trying to fix this yourself."
Man In The Stocks Used As A Clock
Tags:clock, clocks, innovation, use what you have, use what you got, if you've got it use it, hands, hands of the clock, time, times, medieval, medieval punishment, punished, punishing, stocks, in the stocks, pillory, arms, arm, visual gag, visual joke, numeral, numerals, bad job, bad jobs, murphy's law, murphys law, sods law, sod's law, criminal, criminals, criminal punishment, feudal, feudalism, public, public display
"And this is where we bottle our rage."
"That's it, I quit. I don't know how anyone can stand working under you."
If it wasn't for the boring repetition this job would be the pits!
"Can I start you off with my disappearance?"
I'm your bodyguard. The face and hair cost extra
Escaping the Office
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, escape, escaping, escape artist, escape artists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, bad job, bad jobs, modern expectation, modern expectations, overworked, overworking, climb out the window, climbing out the window, dummy, dummies, decoy, decoys, escape plan, escape plans
First and last day as census taker...
"You said I'd be part of a team."
Ever since the new office partitioning, Robert felt even more trapped in his dead end job,
Tags:career, careers, career choices, career decision, career decisions, real estate, life decision, life decisions, properties, regret, regrets, regretful, regretting, atlas, weight of the world, carrying the world, the earth, the globe, changing direction, change of direction, bad job, bad jobs, job satisfaction, rat race, the rat race, greek mythology