How do you do it??  

LustyTaurus 48M  
12038 posts
7/26/2006 4:54 am

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How do you do it??

I've been at the same job now for...hmmm, let me think...almost 8 months now, and I'm thinking its time for a change.

Oh you laugh...but 8 months is freakin long term employment for me. I get bored easily, I need to be challenged and I like having freedom with my time.

Since the day-vorce almost 11 years ago now, I've been self-employed for most of it up until two years ago when I had a business fail. It wasn't my fault, my partners did everything wrong...hahaha.

It takes time to recover from something like that. All my personal resources were sunk into it and if you haven't noticed, we are capable of spending money a lot faster than making it sometimes.

What do you guys do to get yourself up and off to work at the appointed time?

Don't you resent having some other human tell you when and where you have to be?

Do you bite your tongue at times just because you need a paycheck?

Don't you love the Wednesday morning blues??...LOL

Have a good day my friends.


FYI...It's always darkest before the dawn, so if you're going to steal the neighbors newspaper, that's the best time to do it.

fallinStrgazer 54F
388 posts
7/26/2006 5:15 am

Good Moring Lusty My morning routine is coffee, puter time and off to work... And yea I do bite my tongue sometimes but I work in a convience store.. I have too.. lol... But Im one of those odd people who loves her job!!!... Have a Good Day

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:03 am:
I like my job too...but sometimes...

fantasylover_05 62M

7/26/2006 5:18 am

Partners SUCK.. been there done that.. luckily I removed my partner BEFORE he ran me out of business too... that was 12 years ago...

I do prefer being my own boss... but I must also admit there are times when I would just love to show up.. do my job.. go home and have no worries!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:04 am:
That part is nice Fl, I have to admit that...and I do like my job, but you know...

rm_pagan380 65M
4405 posts
7/26/2006 5:32 am

Hate tongue and I don't work well with others. I've worked off more jobs than I care to count. Working at home is my ultimate career choice. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:05 am:
I'm with you on that Pagan...I'll get my freedom back soon enough!

FrankPicasso 52M

7/26/2006 5:34 am

Hi, Lusty. Yeah, I hear you. I've been doing the same thing professionally for about twenty years now, and every few years I kind of throw up my hands and say to myself, "That's it! I'm all done. I'm going to do something else." That usually lasts about a week, and then I go back to work and go about my business. This time, however, it's different ... really. Good luck with the move, and take care.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:08 am:
I really like my job as far as jobs go...I'm just not used to nor am i built for the routine of it all

bbw4u06 50F

7/26/2006 5:49 am

I know how you feel I have been at the current job now for about 17 months, not the best job but the job before that was the boss from hell. Customer service jobs like I do(hotel or store) suck big time. The pay is really poor considering the work that I do. Sure there are some days its not too busy but still you have people phoning up having a bad day and your the one they are going to take it out on. I guess I have a high tolerance for shit taking and for the job the pay isn't the worst in town.
I really want to go back to do some courses at school but I would have to do them correspondence or go to University. I still haven't made up my mind. I have the first year already done, so just need to decide my next move.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:11 am:
I hear you on that type of job...people can be a real pain in the ass sometimes can't they??..I have to look after a lot of service related issues either directly or indirectly at my job too.

rm_gerson42 52M
2419 posts
7/26/2006 5:58 am

Yep, partners suck. One of the lessons we learn. Crap, I don't think I could work for someone. I sold my business a year and a half ago and just freelance here and there. Good work if you can get it. lol
ger - (Commenting freely and without expectation.)

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:13 am:
If I hadn't have been so stupid having so much of my personal resources tied up when it went down, something like what you got going may have been an option...good for you ger...

ZZ_Todd 59M

7/26/2006 6:21 am

Yeah, I know what you mean. Now, with my "forced vacation" I'm thinking that "Gee, that was a record for me! 14 months in a job that started out to be just something to do until I figured out what I'd rather do!" I guess that's why I think I'm better suited to be self-employed.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/27/2006 7:15 am:
hahaha...that's sort of what this job is for me right now!!

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
7/26/2006 6:32 am

I became self employed after being fired from my job, my FEMLA had run out. I applied for a job at a large local nameless hospital (2lane, an HCA hospital that Frist guy in D.C. started.)
After suffering through a subjective 30 min. psychological interview (by some 20yo with letters behind her name and not much else) I was offered a 13 dollar/hour job with a physical and a pee test. I said no thanks and that my pee was worth a whole lot more that 13 bucks an hour. Instead I self contracted the same job at 20 buck/hour and no fucking corporate shit and no pee test.
Of course 2lane still remains Closed and I have to drive 45 mins to another town to work....

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:01 am:
It takes a certain amount of courage to venture out on your own...good for you.

Phuc_Buddy 46M

7/26/2006 6:35 am

LT - I must be one of the sickos because I LOVE what I do. Oh and being the boss doesn't hurt either. I do understand about having others tell you what to do and such because my job has a lot of input from outside sources and that tends to cause some problems. The other thing about my job is that it isn't the same day to day. If it was I wouldn't be sane (okay relatively speaking).

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:03 am:
hahaha...I like my job too, and there is a crtain amount of variety...I am accutely aware however that the higher ups are there watching

Looking4sex44240 54F

7/26/2006 6:56 am

I did it for 9 yrs. I hated every minute of it, now I work from home. It's really cool being your own boss.

multitasksextoy 59M  
3511 posts
7/26/2006 7:03 am

I owe,I owe it's off to work I go!!!!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:04 am: off we go...

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
7/26/2006 8:20 am

i'm lucky enough to work from home, so no one knows if i am at my desk anyway ... they concern themselves rather with whether i deliver what they ask me for ... i am most days quite discliplined about getting to my desk tho, cos i've noticed that i am happier with myself when i do it, but i am not always so disciplined about being at my computer and working, not LOL! wabbing on this site! i have been working for these employers for 3 years now, and it feels like the longest i worked anywhere ... however, the boredom has been staved off by for the 1st two years on this job also working another job at the same time ... and now it's being staved off cos my boss is letting me come up with some of my own projects and letting my political opinions shape the way that i work.

[blog freelove999]

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:05 am:
that sounds like the best of both worlds Freelove..

rm_1sexyroo 56M/56F
333 posts
7/26/2006 9:00 am

I just gave up being my own boss and went to work as an employee..again! My previous job gave me the flexibility to work what days and hours I wanted to, the money was decent but there were no benefits such as medical, dental etc. So now I'm back working for "the Man" in a very large Corporation working with some very important global business executives...with the best benefit package you could ask for One of the perks - I still get to pick my own hours to work and as long as I show up, I still have a job to go to and a paycheck to pick up!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:06 am:
that doesn't sound so bad...I think if I had more flexibility I'd be a little happier too, although I really do enjoy the work I do.

Greekgirl4u06 39F

7/26/2006 9:36 am

What do you guys do to get yourself up and off to work at the appointed time? set my alarm, then hit snooze for a while, then hit the shower...

Don't you resent having some other human tell you when and where you have to be? not really, need money lol

Do you bite your tongue at times just because you need a paycheck? oh yeah several times.

Don't you love the Wednesday morning blues??...LOL mondays suck worse

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:09 am:
no argument about Mondays, and yes I need the money too. I need to invent something and sell it for a couple mil...

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
7/26/2006 11:38 am

Mondays are bluer to ME! and Wednesday, hell I made it to the middle of the week! and the weekend is just around the corner.

and how do you know when to RIP OFF the neighbors newspaper? Do you do that?

Have a great Hump Day! lusty!!

southrnpeach333 50F

7/26/2006 11:58 am

i have had it both ways i have had jobs that i absolutely could not afford to quit and yet some mornings i would cry in the shower dreading the day ahead...then i have had jobs that i loved and cried because i had to quit just loves to screw with us sometimes

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:11 am:
I've been in situations like that where you just feel like you can't win...even now, I like my work but its the whole having a boss thing and the routine period that is kind of bothersome

florallei 99F

7/26/2006 2:40 pm

Hey Lusty,

I am strange however each career and job I took I really loved. I had a business with my ex for many years then went into the banking for 5 years, the best experience then to management and consulting in the wedding industry...for the last 9 yrs.
I love bridezellas and the management position offers me to encourage and support my employees. They are like family. I owned my business but had no partner and found it really difficult to do on my own...I go home to do more worked for others...loving it and leave my work when I go home.
I don't need to work now...enjoying my life and the freedom it affords me.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:12 am:
Being in the wedding business these days must be interesting...huge potential for repeat customers now...

Sinderlicious 51F
310 posts
7/26/2006 3:37 pm

More than anything, I hate clocks...have none in my house..refuse to wear a watch. I hate being ruled by the ticking of an inaminate object so I've managed to find jobs and careers that maximized that part of me that thrived through freedom.

If I have to be somewhere on time...well...I start really early so I make it. Friends give me a time that is earlier than others cuz I run on Sinder time. Is it rude? *shrugging* some might think so..but me? I think people like my company far more when I arrive somewhere happy and playful rather than stressed and irritated.

Sin like you mean it!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:14 am:
I don't have a watch either...but that's part of my feeling is the routine and here at this time yadda yadda

sassy1296 51F

7/26/2006 3:43 pm

I get up at 3am, hell the paper is not even there to steal when I head to work.

I have become a master at standing on one hand while juggling multiple jobs and still smiling and saying anything else. But hey it is a paycheque right.

At least we can all breath easier for at least another two months, we had our audit today and that means a little less stress for a while.

Have a great day.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:16 am:
thanks sassy...I really don't know how you do what you do...I think I might have gone apeshit on somebody by now at your job...

lissi888888 52F
1401 posts
7/26/2006 6:18 pm

My honey calls me on the phone at 6:30 to make sure that I am actually awake and talks to me for a few minutes just so he knows I am awake awake LOL. I'm real bad for not getting up. Once up, I'm on autopilot and working the routine.

Yes, I resent some other human telling me when and where to be.

I have damn near bit my tongue off at times to keep the paycheck.

Wednesdays are my mellow days so I don't have the blues...I'm happy

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:18 am:
me and mornings are bitter enemies...I like sleeping till I wake up, and not a minute less. Many alarms have met their demise with me...

clitalicious67 49F

7/26/2006 6:22 pm

Guess I must be really boring I have been with the same company for over 20 years...I have done various jobs but same company...and I still love it.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:20 am:
I wouldn't say anyone is boring just because they're happy with what they do..I think I have controll issues!! in don't like being controlled

Bobbingjoy 60F
203 posts
7/26/2006 6:39 pm

Sorry, I'm one of those who no longer works for anyone... well, maybe still for Tax Canada. Even when I was working outside the home, regardless the job, I always found some interesting aspects of the job at hand which gave me incentive to get there, besides the pay cheque. Guess I've been lucky.

Besides, it's only an hour before coffee, an hour before lunch, another hour before another coffee... and then it's freedom time!

OK, so I see my cup as half full too often...

Keep on truckin'!


LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:21 am:
lol...I have a good job and I enjoy it for the most part...I hear you with the tax man.

GossipJunkie 40F

7/26/2006 7:20 pm

Ten years in the USAF is a lot of tongue biting!! But the vacations are so nice...especially when you get to go to exotic locales with large sandy beaches...only problem is: they forgot the water!! lol.

"Dance like nobody's watching"

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:22 am:
...thats funny!...

marywannado 43F

7/26/2006 8:07 pm

I don't like any kind of blues...

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:22 am:

rm_sexxikritter 52F
2715 posts
7/26/2006 8:32 pm

Before I had my son and had the sole responsibility of taking care of him, I never bit my tongue. If I didn't like the way a job was going and there was no possibility of it getting better, I left. Pure and simple. After my son, I had to bite so hard, I swear I lisp to this day. LOL
I am on DDS now, so I have no one to answer to. I still have to get up and about in the AM to take my son to school and I just do it. Take a leak, jump in the shower and commence with my day.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:23 am:
family committments are in a different category...they don't bother me at all.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
7/26/2006 9:19 pm

I am late for everything, I just dont give a fuck

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:24 am:

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
7/26/2006 10:01 pm

often late, if they would just NOT say, you have to be here at such and such time I would probably be early. I hate being told what to do. That's retarded isn't it?

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:24 am:
I do the same thing just out of principle...

SingleWarrior 52M

7/26/2006 11:24 pm

Well... I am a self employed gigalo.

I better get a real job soon though, cuz having yet to get that first PAYING customer hasn't helped get food on the table! (I still haven't figured out why business is so slow! )

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:26 am:
that can cause a little stress....

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
7/26/2006 11:45 pm

Guess you're gonna have to dig in and take it LT, once you've worked for yourself, nothing compares. I reckon after 20 years I am unemployable. Thank God!
Go for it again, you know its worth it.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:26 am:
I'm not far away from that fun...

chasingfun27 38M
1108 posts
7/27/2006 12:55 am

Hell, I've only been at this job for less than a month; not quite time enough to become completely jaded.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:27 am:
new jobs are cool for the first while...

4biddenlove4us 49F

7/27/2006 1:44 am

Change is good if the direction you wish to follow is what you desire ~ smiles~ Follow your heart but use the mind for logic and you will find the best solution to what is best for you!!
Good Luck!!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:28 am:
yeah...I really need the stability right now, as does my family so I'm gonna just suck it up for a while

Intensity4U 52M  
7432 posts
7/27/2006 1:46 pm

Hey Lusty Oh yeah, I'm so ready for something new myself for all the same reasons as you. I'm the only boss I've ever had that really put me first.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/28/2006 1:29 am:
we always have choices..and being self employed has its challenges too

fortunaswm 62M/52F

7/28/2006 11:23 am


But, if you really need to know -

electric fence

LustyTaurus replies on 7/29/2006 1:41 am:
hahaha...I'll have to remember that in case I need it...

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
7/28/2006 7:25 pm

Fuck it, I'm late for things I ENJOY. Do you really think I can be on time for work?

Oh boy, do you need to ask?

Yeah, I bite my tounge so much I have to wear a mouthpiece.
But my boss thinks I'm a psychotic satanist with a gun, so he kinda leaves me be. True story. Damned if I know why.

I only work Mon-Thurs. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

LustyTaurus replies on 7/29/2006 1:43 am:
Some jobs are more flexible than others...and then there are bosses who are scared of their own shadow, so you can do whatever...

Sounds like you got him right where you want him Joe...but I suspect you are very good at your job none-the-less...

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
7/29/2006 7:42 am

LT, I'm a founder at my place of work. It is very successful and my boss is a close friend.

I never resent going to work.

Particularly now I'm on holiday.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/29/2006 7:49 pm:
I'm mostly happy with my work and my job...I'm sort of in a funk over it more or less out of principle, because I really don't like the consequences of not going to work...

Intensity4U 52M  
7432 posts
7/29/2006 7:45 pm

"being self employed has its challenges too" Hey Lusty, I agree - most definitely. It's not like I retired from being self-employed and went to work for someone else for the fun of it.

LustyTaurus replies on 7/29/2006 7:47 pm:
I understand completely, the same is true for me my friend...

rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
7/29/2006 10:11 pm

HEll I hate my job, I hate the hours, I hate everything about it but I was born into steelwork, I've been where I am now for ten years. It's union gotta look at the job security and pension. I only have 22 years to go till retirement. and I'll be so glad to be able to sleep past 3 a.m. I won't know what to do with my time

Come on powerball pleaselet me win soon so I can quit my lousey job

LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 9:43 pm:
You are definately being practical about it Cru...there is something to be said for being good at what you do which I believe you to be...good luck on powerball!!

mycin62 54F

7/30/2006 3:31 pm

Well, LT, I gotta tell ya, I've been doing the same job, working in the same department, at the same place for almost 17 years!!! Why? Cause I LOVE my job!!! The reason I've been there so long is because I NEVER have the same day twice. Each shift is ALWAYS different, with a new set of challenges, faces, stories and extreme examples of how stupid people can really be!!! And, I get to help people. Doesn't get any better than that, for me, at least.

BTW, I do HATE the management in my department, but love my co-workers. If I could get rid of my mgr and asst. mgr it would be absolute HEAVEN!!!

LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 9:44 pm:
That's awesome Mycin...there is a reason you might hate your managers. It's called the "Peter Principle" where everyone tends to get promoted to their level of incompetance, and stays there!

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
7/31/2006 7:46 am

I love my job, most of the time. I just wish I could actually do things the way I want them done, not to mention a bigger paycheck.

Does the Peter Principle apply when your boss is the business's founder/owner? I can't get promoted because a)there's no higher position to get promoted to, b) there's only four of us working here anyway.

Does anyone know of a Spanish-translation/editing job available anywhere?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 6:24 pm:
I would suggest teh Peter Principle very much applies to your boss...I think it's one reason companies get to a certain size and stop sometimes.

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