How to talk about work without talking

June 26, 2007 at 8:06 PM (Employment)

about work…

The comfort is, I know many people, able and not, that have these sorts of gripes…

First, I’m quite grateful to have my job…

Second, it is stressful, but the stress is what I consider to be an acceptable and “common” level of stress.

Third, I’ve got steady, professional co workers.  Very little “office drama”

And I’m going to try and explain this without sounding like an egotistical nut….

Between my impairments and the narrow amount of stuff that I’m “good at”

I’m probably going to be permanently irritated for the rest of my life that none of the things I can do really well will actually pay me any money…

and, as I age, I also have fewer things, payable or not, that I’m good at…

I’m “just by the skin of my teeth good enough” at particular things to try and hold this job….that’s a good thing…

The things I *am* good at are just so different…
I put this feeling in a box and don’t let it color my work life if at all possible…

Because of physical issues I have now, that I didn’t have 25 years ago…

They mean that public performance, public instruction or teaching are out as well…

Singing has faded, because it’s tougher at higher altitudes…

And this sounds so much like a whiney-*** b!tch fest,

I’d best just put my back into it, work, collect the paycheck and zip it.

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