I Heart My Job



Without actually telling you where I work or what company I work for, I would like to share about how much I love my job and how grateful I am for it.

As you already know I work in the beauty industry and have done so for the past 25 years.

On one hand, working with the public can sometimes be a pain in the sphincter, but on the other hand, it teaches me how not to be as a customer.

And to be perfectly honest, I enjoy having a job in which I closely interact with people.

I like meeting new folks everyday and finding out a little bit about them, other then what they are coming in to purchase.

The most important thing for me about my job is believing in what I sell and then offering it to the public with passion. I cannot sell anything I don’t believe in. I’ve had jobs in this industry that I’ve ended up quitting because I didn’t care for the product.

The company I presently work for is one of the best experiences I‘ve ever had. I’ve been with them for over 4 years now, and mainly because they genuinely care about their employees. And even though they are a major corporate company, they still manage to treat their people as if they were part of a family.

They offer incentive bonuses and health benefits to part-time employees. And they never forget to say thank you for a job well-done.

They’re a smart company. They don’t waste money, but at the same time they’re not afraid to spend money to produce the BEST products.

It’s a company I’m proud to represent.

One of the greatest perks about my job is that I’m given a certain amount of hours to work, but can arranged those hours anyway I feel best. I don’t have to go into work at a specific time everyday, as long as I put in my allotted hours.

My boss trusts me; knowing I will work during the most lucrative times to produce figures.

I have goals to achieve, but I am never harassed about making them like most people are in this industry.

I have an outstanding sales team that supports me; whom without, I couldn’t make it.

Another thing that’s really wonderful about my job, is that I work for a period of time and then have some time off. Slow season for the beauty industry is in July and January, so it is at some point during these two months that I take a break and focus on other things I enjoy doing to supplement my income.

It also gives me time away from the industry, so that I can recharge and stay fresh.

I feel incredibly blessed in having this job, and even more so with the economy the way it is and many people struggling.

I live paycheck to paycheck just like most of us do. And I am by no means a monetarily wealthily man.

Yet, I feel wealthy.

So yes, folks….I really love my job.

In fact, I love it almost as much as….



But not quite.

38 comments

  1. Sometimes when you work retail you can work FOR some real flaky, psycho, high strung, managers and owners, etc.
    Best example is psycho, the girlfriend of a store owner, who screamed at me in front of a customer because I counted the drawer differently than how she did it. She was a psycho BITCH.
    It made me aware of how NEVER to be *IF* someday I ever own or manage a brick-and-mortar business.
    I'm not even going to get into the real airheads and space cadet co-workers topic...the kind who also need to be spayed or neutered....

    I'm glad I have a cool boss and I've been working for him for 8 years.

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  2. I just fell off my chair in laughter. It's so good to learn how not to be as a customer. But the end of this..."girls just wanna have fun" LOL

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  3. Wow, you are a very blessed man. Not only because of the economy but just in general to love what you do. AND to work for such a supportive company. Quite a rarity these days.

    And since you love it ALMOST as much as your penis, there's always room for growth. :-)

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  4. Hi Ronnie,

    It sounds like you found a "plum job". And that's half the battle already loving your job like you do.It sounds like they really repect you guys.

    Stick with them as long as you can ! I know they have a great element in the team .Working retail can be hell through the customers.I often what who I can either "loons" or " social dumwits" rant,snarl etc at the poor clerks or salepersons. I'm at a total loss for words.

    As for the "tail end" of your post... if he could wear a Proud tee like that for work, & get some smiles out of the customers & your colleagues ! heeeeeeeeeee ! )

    XXXX to ya !

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  5. Well Ron,
    You are truly a fortunate man to have happened upon SOMETHING you can be passionate about. Your love for THIS has always been in your posts. Every time you write something about IT, we can feel the pride you emit. You have that uncanny ability to let your thoughts and your feelings about THIS, resound through the pages of the blog world. You keep THIS part of your life protected and covered as not to let others out there know exactly what IT, is all about. The mystique surround THIS is what makes it magical.
    Oh, and you love your job too, WOW!

    I love my penis also.
    Woody

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  6. LOL Wasn't expecting that last little bit. Well, I didn't mean 'little' you know in that sense because of course I've never seen your penis. I'm sure it's fabulous though and I can understand why you would like it so much. Most men do. Like their penises I mean, not yours. Although if all men saw your penis I'm sure they would really love it. I mean, I do, and I haven't ever seen it.

    Holy shit, I think I'm having a hot flash. A few minutes ago I was just sitting here sipping on a little decaf trying to decide whether to blog or do emails or play Tetris online and now I'm thinking about your penis. I mean of course...my husband's penis. Because it really is fabulous. And he loves that I love it and you would love it too, if you ever saw it. Hey, you've never seen it have you?? He does work in Philly. And you two could have run into each other in a men's room somewhere and checked each other's out or something.....

    I need a valium.

    LOL

    I'm so freaking happy that you love your job!! So many people do not. Wherever you work, I'm sure that not only the company loves you, but your customers as well. And you know why that is don't you????
    Because you have a terrific penis!!!

    Have a great day neighbor. :)

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  7. I hope I find that perfect job that I love too :) Sounds like an awesome job.

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  8. Aloha Debi!

    OMG...I SOOOOOOO know what you mean about retail (or any job) and having to work with some PYSCHO'S!!!

    ME TOO!

    Oy chee mamba!

    That's another thing I LOVE about my present job...

    ... I REALLY enjoy the people I work with.

    WOW!...you've been working for your boss for 8 years??? How wonderful!!

    I too have a COOL boss. She leaves me alone and trusts me. She's the BOMB!

    YOU being in retail, know exactly how LUCKY we are!

    Thanks for stopping by, Deb!

    Have a GREAT day at work!
    X

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  9. Aloha Thom!

    .....girls just wanna have fu-un!!!...

    You're SOOOOOO right!

    Last night before I published this post I suddenly added the I love my penis hat as an after-thought.

    Wasn't it LOVELY?

    bwhahahahahhaaha!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    ALWAYS the BOMB!

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  10. Hi Chrissy!

    ...And since you love it ALMOST as much as your penis, there's always room for growth....

    bwhahahahahahahaha!

    THAT WAS BRILLIANT!!!

    This is WHY I LOVE your blog so much. You've got the BEST damn sense of humor!

    Yes, I really do feel blessed in so many ways about my work. And what amazes me, is that with the economy the way that it is, people are still purchasing our products.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Chrissy.

    You always brighten my day!

    X

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  11. Bonjour Barbara!

    Hey listen, thank you SOOOO much for your suggestion about wearing a Proud tee at work!!!

    Hell, I never thought of that, but it may be a great selling TOOL!

    *get it?...tool.

    bwhahahahahahahaha!

    Yes, my friend...I agree, loving your job is half the battle. And then loving your company as well is like eating a sundae with a CHERRY on top!

    Thanks for dropping by, my wonderful friend!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    XXXXya!

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  12. Bwhahahahahaha...Dave!!!!!

    OMG...I laughed my ASS off at your comment!!!!!!!!!!

    You are one WITTY man!!!!

    Gee...can you really tell how much I love IT????

    hahahahahahahahhaahaha!

    What is it with us men and our penises???

    Aren't they FUN?

    And I'm so glad to here you love your's.

    It's GOOD to be proud!

    As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful energy here, Dave!

    Much enjoyed, buddy!

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  13. OMG...Crystal Chick...can I just tell you how much I HOWLED at your your comment????

    I could actually hear you expressing it!!

    I read it THREE times!!!

    OH DEAR GOD...that was hysterical!

    No, I've never seen your husbands' penis, but I'll take your word for it that's it's really faabulous! And I know you're probably enjoying the hell out of it!

    *wink*

    Yes, what is it about us men and our "boy toys?" I was talking to two of the guys I work with the other day and we were all laughing about how much delight we take in our pee-pee's and how much we'd miss them if suddenly they FELL OFF!

    bwhahahhahaha!

    Thank for being happy for me that I love my job so much. I feel SOOOO blessed about having work that I can go to everyday and REALLY enjoy it.

    (yes...it could be that extra gym sock I wear in my underwear that SELL's my stuff)

    tee, hee!

    Have a great day, neighbor!

    And thank you for your wonderful comment!!!

    X

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  14. Hi Tellie!

    Like I shared, I'm one of those people who really needs to LOVE my job in order to be good at it. I've had many jobs in my life in which I didn't feel that way about. So I'm incredible grateful for having had this job offered to me.

    So have faith, because eventually you'll be offered the same thing - it'll just happen.

    Thank you for stopping by, Tellie!

    ALways enjoyed!

    X

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  15. Have fun shoppin' at Payless me fabu frugal friend! {{{}}}

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  16. O-key-doe-key, Debi!

    And THANKS AGAIN for the coupon!!!!

    {{{X}}}}

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  17. Good God dang it! I just about pissed my pants. OMG.....Ron!

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  18. I'm blessed/graced to be doing something, day in day out, that never gives me the same day twice. Something that gives me opportunities every day to touch someones life. Something that I'm passionate about. Something that I love doing.
    And they pay me for it, even!
    What's up with that?! ;-)

    I can't say enough good things about my employer and my boss..and the boss before him.

    k....I think you and I are just graced! Simple as that, huh!

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  19. k....I do feel compelled to add that you and I are graced to have THE JOBS we have.

    Cuz I do not have a penis.

    JUST sayin'!!!!!

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  20. You're a rarity, Ron. But you're very blessed to enjoy your job. From reading your blog, I can tell you're very good at it to. Being happy at work, since you HAVE to work, is special. I'm glad you're able to have that happiness.

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  21. Howdy Funny Girl!

    See...this is why you and are blogging buddies.

    We both understand the importance of laughter everyday.

    Hope you had wonderful day, my funny friend!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  22. Oh, Mel...I'm SO HAPPY to hear you feel the same way about YOUR job!!!

    You said something that I forgot to mention in this post, which is...

    ...that never gives me the same day twice...

    YES! Me too! Everyday is something completely different. And being fellow Libra's...that's something we REALLY appreciate. No time to ever get bored, right?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your obvious passion about your work!

    I'm HAPPY for you, dear lady!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  23. I just saw your second comment Mel....

    ...bwhahahahahahaha!!!

    You are hysterical!!!!

    X ya!

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  24. Howdy Nitebyrd!

    Thank you.

    I so enjoy posting about beauty stuff on my other blog.

    I've had several jobs in my life that I did NOT feel this way about, so...I am VERRRY grateful for this one!

    Thank you SO MUCH for dropping by, Sis!

    Always enjoyed!

    X ya!

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  25. i'm glad someone loves their job, i can't say the same. it's like toyota though, i love what it does for me!

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  26. Wow! I think just about everyone would like to feel that way about where they work. When you can make a living and enjoy what you do, you are truly lucky.
    Been out of the blogosphere loop for a week but looking forward to catching up on your posts.

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  27. Hi Valerie!

    ... it's like toyota though, i love what it does for me!...

    BRAVA!

    OMG...that as GREAT!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Val!

    And thanks for the chuckle!

    Hope you're having a great day!
    X

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  28. Good Morning Jen!

    It's always so nice seeing ya!

    I feel REALLY blessed to love what I do and to work for a company I truly BELIEVE in. That's so important for me.

    I'll be stopping by your place sometime today to say Hi!

    Hope you're having an awesome day!

    X

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  29. It's great when you have a job you love! I really enjoy what I do too it's just the headteacher I hate - she's an absolute bitch! I think I'd enjoy working for you Ron :)

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  30. Hi Akelamalu!

    Oy vey...I've worked with some bitch/bastards myself, so I can totally understand.

    But I bet you're OUTSTANDING in your work - I can just tell from the way you blog.

    You're a PRO!

    Thanks for dropping by, m'dear!

    Hope you had a MARVI day!

    X

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  31. Oh yeah, forgot to mention at Payless I always check out the kids shoes. I'm small-footed AND frugal, and would have no shame in trying on and/or buying kid shoes for myself just to save money as long as it doesn't have stinkin' Wiley Vyrus on it, puffy glittery hearts and scribbles saying "boys" on them.

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  32. Hi Debi!

    That's the same way I am with clothes!

    Because I'm small, I can sometimes wear shirts and even slacks in young boys sizes.

    And you're right, it's unbelievable what you can SAVE!

    Mr. Frugal

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  33. It was the bomb :) LOL

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  34. Thanks Thom!

    Enjoy your weekend, bud!

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  35. Lol at first I thought it says I <3 blowjob..such a dirty mind..*blushes*

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  36. Hi Alpha!

    Greetings!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    OMG...that's so funny!

    Hey listen, considering how I ended this post...I think I may have a dirty mind too!

    *blushes*

    HA!

    Please stop by anytime!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  37. Lol..you should consider putting up a followers thingy here :)

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  38. Hey Alpha!

    I know, I've debating doing that, but I don't like a lot of "stuff" on my sidebars.

    Besides, I think the way I've customized the size of my sidebars, it wouldn't fit properly.

    Oh, well...maybe someday.

    Thanks for stopping by and also for your suggestion!

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