Happy Friday and Happy Labor Day! This weekend we pause from our everyday tasks to catch our breath and say goodbye to summer. As we ponder Labor Day, I thought I would share a few items from my extensive resume.
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned— couldn’t concentrate.
I always wanted to be a pilot, but my career just never got off the ground.
I tried being a parachutist, but nothing ever opened up.
I tried being a professional bowler, but it wasn’t up my alley.
Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the axe.
Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.
I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn’t cut it.
After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn’t suited for it. Mainly because it was a so-so job and seamed more exciting than it was.
Then I tried to be a chef–figured it would add a little spice to my life but I just didn’t have the thyme.
I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn’t cut the mustard.
I spent some time as a butcher, but I backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in my work.
My best job w. as being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn’t noteworthy.
My years as an exterminator were pretty good, but I got tired of the rat race.
Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn’t fit in and working with all the heels drained my sole.
I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn’t have any patients.
I was a pretty good eye doctor, but I could not stay focused on the job.
I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn’t live on my net income.
I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center), but they said I wasn’t fit for the job.
Next, I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was shocking.
After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.
Then I worked at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.
I tried working at a bank, but I lost interest.
Finally, I took a job as an accountant, but I lost my balance……
Thought for the Week
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. ~Robert Orben