Monday, December 6, 2010

I’m proud of the company I work for



I’ve often shared with you in past blog posts of how much I genuinely love my job. Even with the bitching and moaning I sometimes do about working with the public, and dealing with the tremendous amount of competitiveness in this industry, I have such a passion for offering the public what it is that I sell.

Allow me say first and foremost, that in order for me to sell something I have to have pride in it. Believe in it. Because if I don’t, I truthfully can’t sell it. If I don’t ‘feel’ it, I can’t make someone else feel it.

The company I work for does everything first class, or they don’t do it all.

They are a company who creates their product without worrying whether the public is going to embrace it. They don’t go after the public, they have a way of making the public come after them. And they do this because they create what THEY love, and just assume the public will.

And it does.

The product I represent has a strong following. It may not be as large as some of the other companies in this industry, but it has a loyal following. People who will only use this product.

People who will wait patiently, until this company creates something new.

One of the things I most admire about my company, is that they don’t create new products in a massive hurry. They may only create something new, once or twice a year. They don’t flood the market with too much, so their product remain rare and precious.

They allow the public to want them.

They are also a company who donates a percentage of their sales to various charities throughout the year.

They graciously distribute their success and wealth.

The economy as we all know right now, is not very grand. So selling times are tough, like with most businesses. Therefore, as I’ve shared with you before, my company had to cut back on my hours last Spring. But I can’t say that I was angry or upset with them for doing so, because I knew it would eventually happen. However, the manner in which they did it was very professional and with TLC. I can honestly say, they genuinely care about their employees.

My boss, the person I take my direction from, is someone I also admire and respect. She’s a hard worker. And she’s smart, because she trusts me enough to sell in the manner in which I do (softy), and has faith that I will produce what needs to be produced each year. She never hounds or rides me in any way, she just let’s me be.

Is my job always perfect? No, of course not. Who’s job is?

Yes, I love my company, but I don't always love the industry.

However, right now I’m grateful to have a job, and with a company who strives to give it their best.

Not a whole hell of a lot of people can say they love and have great pride in the company they work for for the past 5 ½ years.

But, I can.

And I’m so happy about that, because it makes me feel more passionate about going to work.

Thank you, company!



Note: If you have some time during this week, please view the short clip of Mr. Louis Armstrong, singing 'What a Wonderful World' on my sidebar - it will make you feel FAAAAAABULOUS!

62 Comments:

  1. Are you going to tell us the name of the company you work for?

    It's great when you're happy at work. :)

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  2. good morning sugar

    in this economy it's wonderful just to have a job so to be like the job and the company is a bonus

    but you deserve that since I know you're a wonderful salesperson with heart and humor

    the video didn't show up but Louis and that song are my favorites :)

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  3. You're a man after my own heart, Ron. I couldn't work for a company I didn't like. There would be nothing worse than toiling unwillingly. That's not to say I never groused about something... my various bosses learned to duck when that happened. Heehee, I'm kidding. So I'm glad you love your company and delighted that you share my love of Louis Armstrong singing about our wonderful world. Have a good week and enjoy the approach to the festive season. Hugs for you.

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  4. heheh ... you are in a good mood today Ron ? Great post for a Monday !

    I and not very good at being a representative to the public.
    However, my career path would keep me inside an industrial environment all the time. 'Customers' would be like minded individuals who are in the same business.

    And there's the occasional brushing with the government - gotta love those bureaucrats - they are such a refreshing change when they call-in by surprise

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  5. "Not a whole hell of a lot of people can say they love and have great pride in the company they work for for the past 5 ½ years. But, I can."

    Wow, Ron, you are indeed fortunate. And point well taken about being grateful to have a job. I remind myself of that fact every day when I get up in the morning. Whatever you can say about work, it beats the hell out of no work!

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  6. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    "Are you going to tell us the name of the company you work for?"

    Tee, hee! No, that's one thing I can't reveal.

    But, they're the best!

    Yes, it's great when you're happy at work. I truly feel blessed.

    Thank you for stopping by, m' dear! Have a wonderful day!

    X

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  7. Good Morning Lady Dianne~

    "in this economy it's wonderful just to have a job so to be like the job and the company is a bonus."

    You said it, dear lady. Amen!

    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words.

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    X to you and the gang!


    P.S. Ooops! I'm sorry, I totally forgot to mention that the video is on my sidebar. Thank you for letting me know.

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  8. Good Morning Valerie~

    "I couldn't work for a company I didn't like. There would be nothing worse than toiling unwillingly."

    Me neither. In the past, I've worked for companies that I didn't feel passionate about and ended up quiting because I honestly couldn't sell it.

    "That's not to say I never groused about something... my various bosses learned to duck when that happened."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, me too! *wink*

    Isn't Mr. Louis Armstrong the best? And I especially LOVE 'What a Wonderful World" - it always brings tears to my eyes.

    Have a good week too, dear lady! Thank you so much for stopping by - you're a delight!

    ((( Valerie ))))

    X

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  9. Good Morning Jaffer~

    "heheh ... you are in a good mood today Ron ?"

    Yes, and feeling sooooooooooo grateful for my job. Perhaps it's the holidays.

    Yeah, I can totally understand your feelings about working with the public, it's VERY trying at times. For me, it's can be both annoying and enjoyable. And a GREAT test of my ZERO patience - HA! Yes, I get the annoying customers, but I also get the ones of are so appreciative, so it's worth it.

    "And there's the occasional brushing with the government - gotta love those bureaucrats - they are such a refreshing change when they call-in by surprise."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jaffer! Always great to see your comments, bud!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

    X

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  10. Good Morning Rob K~

    "Whatever you can say about work, it beats the hell out of no work!"

    Oh man, you said it! I know of sooooo many people who are looking for work right now.

    "I remind myself of that fact every day when I get up in the morning."

    Good for you, buddy. Me too.

    Thank you for stopping by, Rob! Always nice to see ya!

    Have a wonderful Monday, and week!

    X

    P.S. And say hello to NYC for me!

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  11. It's good to actually like the company you work for and your job. I'm fairly convinced that the only people that LOVE their jobs are Stephen King and Martha Stewart. I know there's more but these two seem to have it pretty good.

    My job is very boring but I do care a great deal for my boss and try to do the best for him. He's very good to his employees. (Tiffany earrings + a bonus for Christmas!)

    I also think that if you like your job/company, you excel at it. Ron, I'm thinkin' you are excellent at your job and the company you work for is lucky to have you.

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  12. Good Morning Nitebyrd~

    " I'm fairly convinced that the only people that LOVE their jobs are Stephen King and Martha Stewart."

    HAHAHHAAHHAHHAHAHA!

    " He's very good to his employees. (Tiffany earrings + a bonus for Christmas!)"

    OMG...your boss sounds wonderful! Tiffany... good things come in small packages, right?

    And I can bet that you too excel at your job and the place you work is LUCKY to have YOU!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis!

    Have a MARVI Monday!

    X ya!

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  13. You got me curious... what is your company? I totally understand why you can't or don't want to put it up here... Just sharing my lil' thoughts! If I have understood correctly, you are in the beauty business.

    Leesa and I talked on the phone on Saturday, and we also chatted about you. See, here we are two ladies in Paris talking kindly and admiringly about you, sweet Ron.

    Your comments make me shine and inspire me tremendously! Thank you for that. Thank you for your friendship!

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  14. Bonjour Susu~

    "You got me curious... what is your company? I totally understand why you can't or don't want to put it up here..."

    Yes, I'm in the beauty industry, however I can't say here which company I work for, but if you ask Leesa, she will tell you. She knows.

    It's a faaaaaaaabulous company. You would LOVE it!

    Awwww...thank you so much for your sweet words, Susu. You're a dear. And so is Leesa! One of these days (if I ever get my ass to Paris), we will have to all get together for some fabulous French coffee, pastries, and some wonderful conversation! Barbara too!

    Thank you for stopping by, beautiful lady! Thank you for you friendship. It's muchly enjoyed!

    Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  15. So nice to read this! And I totally get where you're coming from. I feel pretty much the same way. I love having the opportunity to contribute in a small way to a cause the I think is very important. Certainly not THE most important thing in the whole wide world, but important.

    And I tell ya, I have had jobs where I certainly did NOT feel that the the mission of the organization was important. Perhaps you have too.

    Really puts things in perspective. Amen for gratitude. hugs! xoxo

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  16. Hey Diane~

    "I love having the opportunity to contribute in a small way to a cause the I think is very important. Certainly not THE most important thing in the whole wide world, but important."

    Exactly! To me, my job is about giving service; offering something that I truly believe in. I can't make anyone buy anything, but I can certainly do my part in serving.

    "And I tell ya, I have had jobs where I certainly did NOT feel that the the mission of the organization was important. Perhaps you have too."

    Yes I have, and ended up quiting.

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Hope you're enjoying a maaaaaavalous Monday!

    X to you and C!

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  17. Who do you work for? And do they have any vacancies?!

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  18. See there you go Ron--by not naming your company you have us all searching for them, what a sly salesman you are Ha Ha

    It is so great to be working in an industry that you are proud of and even more so to be able to say you love the company and to have a supervisor with whom you get along with just adds to the blessing, yes this is a hard time in our country and just to have a job is something a lot wish for but to have one you love is indeed a blessing.

    Great Post Buddy!!

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  19. If your company could only use this post for an advertising campaign!!!!! It's wonderful to hear of someone loving their job.

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  20. Greetings Kitty Moore~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    "Who do you work for? And do they have any vacancies?!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Really can't say which company I work for, but they're part of the cosmetic/beauty industry, and they're AWESOME!

    Stop by anytime, you're always welcomed!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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  21. that's sweet ron. you should show this to them...so they'll give you extra money in your paycheck.

    your company reminds me of my camera maker, olympus. they don't come out with a new camera every 3 days, but years...that might hurt them, but the loyal people who believe in what they are doing stick around because their stuff is quality.

    enjoyed this read. i won't complain about my job, they pay me waaaaay too much money for what i do to complain.

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  22. Howdy Jimmy~

    "See there you go Ron--by not naming your company you have us all searching for them, what a sly salesman you are....tee, hee!

    Aren't I evil?

    One of these days, if I should no longer be working for them, I'll let you all know *wink*

    Yes, I am proud of both my company and my boss. They're the BOMB!

    "yes this is a hard time in our country and just to have a job is something a lot wish for but to have one you love is indeed a blessing."

    You said it, buddy! I am indeed BLESSED!

    Always great seeing ya, Jimmy! Thank you for stopping by!

    Hope you had a maaaaavalous Monday!

    X to you and Cindy!

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  23. Hiya SuziCate~

    Awwwww....thanks, girl!

    I would LOVE to be the advertising campaign manager for this company. It would be an honor!

    I am so blessed to be working this company, because not only am I proud, but I also still have a JOB!

    Always great seeing you, Suzi! Thanks for dropping by!

    Hope you had a super day!

    X

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  24. Hey V~

    "that's sweet ron. you should show this to them...so they'll give you extra money in your paycheck."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! GRRRRREAT idea! Hell, I never even thought of that, but you're right - tee, hee!

    "but the loyal people who believe in what they are doing stick around because their stuff is quality."

    Exactly! And funny you mentioned Olympus, because I own an Olympus camera and it still works just as well as when I purchased it, 15 years ago!

    Go, Olympus!

    "i won't complain about my job, they pay me waaaaay too much money for what i do to complain."

    You GO, girl! And I'm absolutely SURE they love having YOU!

    Thank you for stopping by! Hope you had a great Monday!

    X

    P.S. is it COLD, or is it COLD? Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! But, you know me...I'm lovin' it!

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  25. You're lucky, Ron. I've been kicked around by more than one company in the last ten years - makes it hard to be proud of your employer in that situation. Not many people can say they love what they do for a living, but you seem to be the exception to the rule. You know what? I think that's FAAAAAABULOUS!!

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  26. Definitely cold here in Iowa--it was a whopping 6 degrees this morning and threatening to get colder tonight. So yup--Brrrrrrrrr!

    I'm extremely glad for you to be employed by a company that you respect and believe in.
    I cannot say enough about how the agency I've been a part of for a very long time has stood by the people who work for them. Honestly, there were times when I was unwell that I was far from 'carrying my weight'. They carried me for some time--without a second thought.

    As economic times have changed there's been some decisions made that have disheartened me--I'd be well served to remember the history they have with me, personally.....and the numerous times they extended that same compassion and care to the staff who work with me/for me.

    They somehow escape me--those wondrous things that have made me a proud member of this agency....mostly when I get fearful.
    Go figure I managed to get piffy with some of my employers today--and then landed here.....to be reminded....
    So.....
    Yes, I'll clean up my mess.

    And YES--it is, indeed, a wonderful world.

    I swear the webcam must be on and you're spying on me!!!! Pffffffffffft!

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  27. hi darling, how are you tonight...watching an old movie about now eating popcorn? ;) well, i am so happy you are happy working for who you work for since you do take your share of bitching... maybe not so much this year as people might not be there or they might be HAPPY they are there...you think? well.....i'm watching isaac m on qvc and laying around thinking about eating something other than yogurt...exciting huh? love ya, sweets xoxox

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  28. Hey Mark~

    Great to see ya!

    "I've been kicked around by more than one company in the last ten years - makes it hard to be proud of your employer in that situation."

    Yup...I've experienced the same thing with other companies in past years, so I can totally understand your feelings. I've worked for 'certain' companies that treated their employees horrible. I feel soooo blessed to be with the company I'm with now. They're not only good to their employees, but also produce a top-notch product.

    They're FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS - HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Mark! Hope you had a grrrrrreat day!

    X

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  29. Hiya Mel~

    OMG, I was SOOOOOOOO thinking of you these past few days, because we're finally getting some of that COLD weather you've been experiencing. Not a whopping 6 degrees, but in the teens. And I heard we're supppose to be getting some SNOW - YAHOOOOO!

    "Honestly, there were times when I was unwell that I was far from 'carrying my weight'. They carried me for some time--without a second thought."

    And that's because they know your VALUE! I bet you're WONDERFUL at what you do!

    "They somehow escape me--those wondrous things that have made me a proud member of this agency....mostly when I get fearful."

    I know what you mean dear lady, because I was also a bit fearful when my company made cut-backs with my hours last Spring. But they allowed me to take hours with other companies to make up for the loss, and also gave back my hours this Fall.

    " swear the webcam must be on and you're spying on me!!!! Pffffffffffft!"

    HHAHAHAHAHAAHHHA! Oh, how funny! No, I think it's simply because we're both LIBRA'S!!!!!

    "And YES--it is, indeed, a wonderful world."

    ((((( Mel )))))

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing! ALWAYS enjoyed!

    X ya bunches!

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  30. Helloooooooo Dearest Linda~

    "how are you tonight...watching an old movie about now eating popcorn?"

    HAHAHAHAAHAHA! No, I actually just got off the phone with my wonderful mother, we talked for TWO hours!

    "... maybe not so much this year as people might not be there or they might be HAPPY they are there...you think?"

    Actually, it's been VERY busy this year. For some odd reason, people are out shopping; spending more money than last year. However, I know as Christmas closely approaches, I'll be taking my share of bitching. But that's okay, because I LOVE MY JOB, right? HA!

    "i'm watching isaac m on qvc"

    OMG...I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Isaac Mizrahi!!!! Isn't he a HOOT? And he's a fellow-Libra!

    Thank you so much for stopping by this evening, dear lady! I hope you're feeling better. I sent you some Reiki today - hope you got it!

    ((((( Linda ))))))

    xoxoxoxo

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  31. You're so blessed to truly love what you do and the company that allows you to do it. That's so wonderful.

    The one thing I don't talk about on my blog is my job and that's because I hate it. There was a time when I really loved it but the organization has eroded to such a lack of respect for its employees. Being in a supervisory position, it's my job to encourage and motivate my staff but it's so difficult to do in an environment that considers everyone dispensable at the drop of a hat.

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  32. Good Morning Chrissy~

    I heard ya girl, because like I shared...."Yes, I love my company, but I don't always love the industry."

    The industry on the whole is very similar to what you shared in your comment - and it's the pitts! However, I'm so blessed that the company who pays my salary, conducts their business separately - Yahoooo!

    Thanks for stopping by, Chrissy! Always great to see ya!

    Have a wonderful week!

    X

    P.S. Aren't you enjoying this nice COLD Winter weather we're having? It's suppose to snow soon, here!

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  33. Ron, it is so evident watching you at work that you very much take pride in your work. You are the epitome of professionalism and they should be proud to have you as an employee. The way you conduct yourself shows how you feel. I was so honored to meet you. Go Ron!!!

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  34. *waving*

    Hi Peg!!!!!

    Awwww...thank you.

    The people I work with wanted me to tell you how much they enjoyed meeting you and hubby. After you left they said, "They seem like such GREAT people!" And I said, "They are!"

    It was an honor to meet you too, Peg!

    I only wish we had had more time together. Oh, well...maybe next time!

    Hope you're feeling better, dear friend!

    Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Enjoy your day!

    X to you and hubby!

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  35. What a great company!! Do they need an unemployed teacher?

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  36. Hi Kate~

    Yes, they are a great company! One of the best I've ever worked for.

    "Do they need an unemployed teacher?"

    HA! Hey, they may want you as a trainer!

    Thanks for stopping by! Always enjoyable seeing ya!

    Hope you had a great day!

    X

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  37. first of all pookie, i am so glad to hear that your job makes you so happy! It is a rarity and i know that you realize how blessed you are so that makes it all the better!

    I am the same way though, i HAVE to believe in something or i can't sell it. When i worked at the bank they would always get mad at me for not selling enough credit cards. i'd be like, "gurl, that will be the worst mistake of your life. whatever you do DONT get this credit card. The interest rate is ROBBERY!"

    that's probably why i never sold any. but damn, gotta keep it reals.

    xoxo

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  38. I am glad that they appreciate you Ron. It is so important to like your job & here you are Loving it. Several years ago I started work at a daycare. While I had worked in the industry for a while, every vibe I got from almost all the employees there was horrible. I was there for a week, then informed them that I could not stay. I didn't want to end up as miserable as they all appeared. ugh. Thanks for popping by my snowy world. I thought you might appreciate it. :)

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  39. Hey Blunt~

    "I am the same way though, i HAVE to believe in something or i can't sell it."

    You GO, girl! Somehow I KNEW that about you, too! You can't 'fake it' or you just can't sell it.

    "When i worked at the bank they would always get mad at me for not selling enough credit cards. i'd be like, "gurl, that will be the worst mistake of your life. whatever you do DONT get this credit card. The interest rate is ROBBERY!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, when I worked behind the counter at department stores, I was the SAME WAY. They FORCE you to get x amount of instant credits a week and I was WORST!

    That's why I don't work for department store any longer - YAY!

    Always great seeing ya, bestie! Mucho thanks for stopping by!

    xoxo

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  40. Greetings Katherine~

    "It is so important to like your job & here you are Loving it."

    You said it! I'm one of those people who has to LOVE what they do, or I just can't do it. I've quit companies that I just didn't believe in, because I couldn't sell their products.

    "I had worked in the industry for a while, every vibe I got from almost all the employees there was horrible. I was there for a week, then informed them that I could not stay. I didn't want to end up as miserable as they all appeared."

    GOOD. FOR. YOU.

    Brava!

    Negativty breeds negativity, so it's best to remove yourself from it.

    "Thanks for popping by my snowy world. I thought you might appreciate it."

    I LOVE your snowy world! I just we'd get some. Please send some my way, ok?

    Always GRAND seeing ya, dear lady! Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  41. There are times when I love my job, and times when I wish I could just win the Lotto and walk away from the whole mess. I do have dreams of writing a book, and that keeps me going though the rough days. I think you're a more driven person than I am, Ron. I don't think I could deal working with the public. That sort of task takes a constitution far stronger than mine. Heck, that time when I was working as a bartender was the toughest job I ever had. Glad I got back into the IT field! ;-)

    Man, I sound so negative today....

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  42. Howdy Herman~

    "Man, I sound so negative today...."

    No, you don't sound negative at all, you're just saying what you feel. Trust me, I've been a waiter before and have to agree with you...food/bar service IS a tough job. One of the toughest jobs I've ever had.

    I don't think it's that I'm more driven than you, because I'm really not a driven person, I'm actually very passive when it comes to my career. I have no goals. However, I truly LOVE what it is that I sell. And it's that love that makes me enjoy what I do. The 'working with the public part' is sometimes a major bitch, yup.

    "I do have dreams of writing a book, and that keeps me going though the rough days."

    And you WILL, my friend! Because you're a wonderfully talented writer!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Always enjoyed!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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  43. I was so happy to find your post about this topic. So many people are quick to complain about their jobs. It's awesome to express appreciation, even if you can't name the company.

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  44. Greetings ihaveabackbone~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. So nice to meet you!

    "It's awesome to express appreciation, even if you can't name the company."

    Tee, hee! I wish I could, but ya know...it's the Internet!

    However, I DO appreciate them and am sooo grateful to have a job.

    Please stop by anytime!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  45. It's great that you love your job, and it's even greater that you have one in today's market.
    I enjoy my job, but can't say that I love it, at times the stress is overwhelming, grocery management. I haven't lost hours or wages, but have had to double my work load in the same time..crazyness.

    I agree in sales you need to believe nad love the product your selling, itherwise it comes through to your customers.

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  46. i agree, there is no perfect job,
    but only the one that you love or hate.
    n it's completely how we wanna put it ourselves!

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  47. Hey Greg~

    "It's great that you love your job, and it's even greater that you have one in today's market."

    You said it! I feel blessed just to HAVE a job.

    "I haven't lost hours or wages, but have had to double my work load in the same time..crazyness."

    I know exactly what you mean because certain cosmetic companies are doing the same thing. They're laying off people, and then taking THAT work load; doubling up on other people....crazyness!

    "I agree in sales you need to believe nad love the product your selling, itherwise it comes through to your customers."

    Exactly.

    Thanks for stopping by, Greg! Always so nice to see ya!

    Hope you had a great day!

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  48. Hellooooooo Levian~

    "but only the one that you love or hate.

    n it's completely how we wanna put it ourselves!"

    You are sooooooooo right! It's all in how we wanna put it ourselves!

    Excellent point you made!

    Always so nice to see you, Levian! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hope you had a great day!

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  49. Loved finding this blog! You are quite insightful and very humorous!

    Lisa

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  50. Greetings Lisa~

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed.

    Please stop by whenever you wish, you're always welcomed!

    Have a great evening!

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  51. Ron, I work with the public too, and I'm quite familiar with both the good and bad that comes with it. As you said to someone, I won't name my employer or specifically what it is I do. But I do like my job and the benefits. In this economy, you have to be grateful for what you have.

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  52. Greetings Matty~

    "I work with the public too, and I'm quite familiar with both the good and bad that comes with it."

    Ahhhh...so you know.

    "As you said to someone, I won't name my employer or specifically what it is I do. But I do like my job and the benefits."

    Good for you, Matty. It's great to hear that other people enjoy their jobs too!

    "In this economy, you have to be grateful for what you have."

    You said it!

    As always, it's great to see ya! Thanks for stopping by.

    Enjoy your evening.

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  53. The Old addage: When you fill yourself up with love, love of self and love of others, when you fill to the overflowing mark in your being with love, then that is all you have to give (LOVE). And when you give it away it always comes back in abundance. Hence the law of attraction. We can all feel the loving energy you have when you write about your job. It makes us all feel a little more comfortable where we are and when we read your words and feel the warmth the energy always goes back to you. Have a great day my friend.
    There is no way to LOVE: LOVE is the way.

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  54. Hey Dave~

    *jumping up and down*

    It's sooooooooooo great to see ya!

    ".....then that is all you have to give (LOVE). And when you give it away it always comes back in abundance. Hence the law of attraction."

    Ya know, I never thought of it that way, but you're right.

    "There is no way to LOVE: LOVE is the way."

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Dave!

    Always enjoyed and appreciated.

    Hope all is well, and that you're enjoying this holiday season!

    Have an awesome day, my friend!

    X

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  55. Hi Ron :)
    ok, here's the story. It was a bit over 2 years ago shortly after Cristy and I started dating. I had made plans to go visit my mom and stepdad in Tulsa. After I got there, Cristy decided she wanted to come up and join us.

    The next morning we went out to breakfast at mom's favorite place. We were gossiping (no!) and my mom noticed another patron in the corner of the cafe. The woman clearly needed to brush out her hair. It was sort of -ahem- pushed down in the back.

    My mom said, a little under her breath, "she has sex hair." Cristy glanced at me and I didn't exactly get it. So I assumed she meant to say 'sexy hair' and just let it go.

    Well, later on Cristy mentioned the woman with the bed-head sex hair and I commented that I thought my mom said sexy. Cristy said no, she was quite certain that my mom said sex. And explained it in a better context so that I would fully appreciate the meaning. Ahh, now I get it.

    But still, I couldn't quite comprehend that my MOM said that. And was sure it couldn't be true.

    So Cristy asked her. And mom said that was exactly what she meant.

    OMG!!!! WTF!!! My mom said SEX HAIR!!!

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  56. I totally agree about having to have pride in what you sell in order to sell it. I could never sell something that I didn't like, or was poor quality.

    Are you at least going to tell us what your company actually makes?

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  57. Oh Ron!! You made ME fall in love with your company by reading this blog post. They sound AMAZING. You are very lucky to have a job where you can be passionate and believe in. Oh, and having a boss that doesn't micro-manage you is PRICELESS.

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  58. Hi Diane~

    "OMG!!!! WTF!!! My mom said SEX HAIR!!!"

    Bwahahahahahahahahaaha!

    OMG...that was a FLAWLESS story!!!

    Your mom sounds faaaaaabulous! The kind of person I would LOVE to hang out with!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing, Diane. That MADE my night!

    X to you and Cristy!

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  59. Hi Babs~

    "I could never sell something that I didn't like, or was poor quality."

    Me neither, that's why I have such pride in my company. They're all about 'quality.'

    "Are you at least going to tell us what your company actually makes?"

    I wish I could. The only thing I can share is that their products have something to do with the beauty industry.

    Thanks for stopping by, Babs! Always great to see ya!

    Enjoy your evening!

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  60. Hi Meleah~

    "You made ME fall in love with your company by reading this blog post. They sound AMAZING."

    Awww....thanks, girl! They ARE! You would LOVE the products they make. They're very special and unique!

    " Oh, and having a boss that doesn't micro-manage you is PRICELESS."

    You said it! You know US Libras....we can't stand someone breathing down our necks, right?

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Hope you're feeling better!

    (((( Meleah ))))

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  61. Not many people can say they love their job or who they work for. You are very lucky. I'm still planning on getting to Philly one of these days. Not only do I want to take you out to dinner but I'd love some make up advice from an expert. I need all the help I can get.

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  62. Hey Jen~

    "Not many people can say they love their job or who they work for. You are very lucky."

    Thank you! Yes, I do feel lucky to love what I do. I feel really blessed.

    " I'm still planning on getting to Philly one of these days. Not only do I want to take you out to dinner but I'd love some make up advice from an expert. I need all the help I can get."

    Ooooo....oooooo....I can't WAIT for you to come visit, Jen! Yes, we'll go out to dinner and talk up a storm!

    I just had a blogging friend come visit a few weeks ago and we had a wonderful time!

    As I know you and I will!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

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