Archive for September 2015

Fired, Part 1

Although I’ve been fired a few times, I’ve actually given the ax more often than I’ve gotten it. It never gets easier. When I was a 23-year-old single mother, I arrived at my babysitter’s home and found it surrounded by fire engines! The sitter’s sister had been smoking in the house and had started a…

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My Good Government Job

“I hate this job.” I received this instant message from a new co-worker. I told her that I didn’t like the work either, but I appreciated the pay and benefits. I reminded her that we could sit around and get paid to do nothing on 13 federal holidays. Of the co-workers with whom I regularly…

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