Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Working Stiff

Street graffiti, Los Angeles, 2019


I finally got a job that I'm excited about, and it begins next week. I've been applying for various positions from a site called Indeed for the last year, and I was beginning to believe that it might be a front for some kind of data gathering Russian bot/Facebook thingamajig because literally nothing came out of it. I'm perfectly aware that I have my limitations at the age of 55, and I didn't bother applying to the kind of grunt work that offered a salary that would quickly be swallowed up by Saint Mirtha, but damn, it was demoralizing and all death of a salesman around here until Christmas week when I was hired to teach English literature and writing part time in a small private school for girls. The school is very small and very religious, with strict dress codes for both the students and the teachers. That's all I'll say about that. I am very excited and a tiny bit nervous but extremely grateful to have found something that perfectly fits the erratic schedule and overwhelming duties of my other job as CEO of Sophie, Inc. I will be jumping right in on Monday with the girls already reading Frankenstein. 

I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. 

from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein









The universe is abundant.

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I am very happy for you.

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  2. I've been browsing that site too daydreaming about the possibility of getting a job. I would have loved having you as an English teacher. Lucky girls!

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  3. Wonderful! So happy for you. You deserve all good things. Can't wait to hear more about it. -Kate

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  4. How wonderful!!! I am excited for you.

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  5. Fabulous! I hope it works out well for you. Happy New Year.

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  6. I see now! Wonderful! It sounds like a lot of fun but crept for maybe that dress code. Regardless, your natural style will break thru that crap. Congrats!

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  7. That should have been “except” - spell check is in a roll.

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  8. Wow ! Those young minds are fortunate INDEeD!

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  9. Wow, Elizabeth, you are just what those girls need :) Fantastic.

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  10. Congratulations Elizabeth! That sounds perfect for you. I imagine you will inspire a whole new generation to take up a love of reading.

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  11. That's great. Congratulations.

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  12. My mind's eye immediately saw you garbed in a gray Amish frock complete with bonnet! Happy teaching!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  13. That's exciting and wonderful, Elizabeth! Lucky students! And that quote just rocked me.

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  14. Congrats! Love that Quote too!

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  15. They are so lucky to have you! You will give them much to contemplate and I can't wait to hear all about it. XOXO

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  16. hot DAMN, woman! I'm excited for you, and for those girls who are going to have you as a teacher. Congratulations.

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  17. Congratulations and huzzah!!
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  18. Yay! That's so exciting! Are you going to slip those kids all kinds of subversive literature that will make them question their cloistered upbringings? :) (I'm kidding. I think.)

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  19. https://www.batsheva.com
    :)

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  20. Oops that was me ^^

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