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Have you ever quit a job suddenly? Have you changed jobs a lot?
I quit a job suddenly, but it was not a paying job. Approximately five years ago, my [then] teenage daughter was dating a boy who was being raised by his grandfather who was supporting three young grandchildren off what I assumed was a lucrative a food catering business. My daughter's boyfriend's twin sister confided in me that their grandfather had been over-working himself and family because he could not afford to hire help. The man was elderly, seriously ill, and had horrible organizational skills. I stepped up and offered to help. His daughter whom was about ten years older than myself, took a sudden disliking to me and despite my hard work and diligent effort - she persisted to treat me terrible - talking 'down' to me, ordering me around in the stereo-typical way they do 'hired help' in the movies, and standing over my shoulder as I prepared office paper work or sliced and diced - or whatever my task at hand may have been at that particular moment (I did a little of everything). One day we were catering at a local college, which was fast-paced. The daughter kept making one mistake after another (with customer's orders). It was the last straw when she prepared a huge 20 person bucket of 'catfish' and both myself AND the customer had told her the order was for Buffalo Wings - she referred to '''ME''' as an 'idiot' and blamed the entire mistake on me. 'The grandfather' just 'stood there' while his daughter ranted and raved and cursed - right in front of customers - blaming me and her nephew (my daughter's boyfriend) for a mistake everyone knew was hers. I calmly removed my apron, my gloves and my hair net and sat them on a stool, went and got my purse and jacket and left. ...I think she tought that since I'd rode there with them, I would not know how to get back home by bus. She was wrong.
Have you ever been fired?
Yes, I have and to this day, when I tell folks about the type of job I was fired from - they are stunned in disbelief! I am an avid seamstress and can sew just about anything my eyes can 'see' and without a store bought pattern (I sometimes make my own). ...The job I was fired from was manufacturing baby clothes. At the time, I was a young wife and mother and my husband (now deceased) and I were saving to buy a house. I thought that perhaps if I get a job, we'd be able to come up with more money faster. About two weeks into the job, I became so burned-out from working all day, taking turns tending to an infant all night, cooking, cleaning, self-grooming - and on top of all of that, 'insomnia' would keep me up for at least an hour per night. After a while, I guess the foreman of the company got tired of my not making daily quota and terminated me. ...I was so happy that I cried, and they thought I was crying in despair and gave me three completed outfits for my infant daughter and a $25.00 Walmart gift certificate. :(
How long could you go without talking?
I don't think I could go a whole HOUR without talking unless I'm asleep or unconscious because I talk to myself in low monotone in order to stay organized and motivated. :/
Do you have any enemies?
The answer to this question would depend greatly on one's definition of the term 'enemy.' Generally 'an enemy' is someone whom you do not like and who dislikes you and neither would be disappointed if the other should meet an unfavorable fate. Once a person reaches adult hood, 'enemies' become 'frienemies,' whether you like it or not because most of the time when there is an individual whom we don't particularly care for, we are unfortunately 'stuck' in a situation whereas we must tolerate the person on a regular basis because neither of us are going away any time soon - etc. a coworker, neighbor, an employee at a place we must patronize regularly (CVS etc.), and in some cases a family member or an in-law. ...The bottom line is, 'The older we get, the more unavoidable the enemy becomes in our life,' but as a child you can avoid these types of folks just about everywhere except school. ...And yup, I have a couple of folks in my everyday life who seem to grind against my grain! Oh yes!!!
How much adventure do you need and where do you get it?
I am generally not an adventurous person; I get most of my adventure vicariously through watching shows like First 48. I am pretty energetic and sort of active, but just not 'adventurous.'