Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

51 derful years of life experience...

I've been interviewing for jobs over the last couple of weeks and I must admit, I am most proud of where I am and what I have to offer each of these companies. Yes, I have a Bachelor's Degree (which seems to be the minimum requirement these days as I've seen many job ads stating "Masters Degree Preferred"--for Administrative Assistant roles!) and a fairly attractive resume, however what I am really seeing as a truly valued commodity is "the number of years I have under my belt."
These interviewers can see from my resume that I have been fully employed for 35 SOLID years--having only taken three weeks off in 1982 to have my daughter and four weeks off in 1985 to have my son! All 35 of those years I have been working with people--'front of the house' customer service. They can also see I am no quitter--no job hopper--as I've only worked at three places over those 35 years.
They get to hear of the real life experience I have taking care of guests, clients, customers...
They quickly realize (and I must say they seem impressed) that I know how to deal with conflict, complaints and criticism. And not just 'deal' with those things, but able to RESOLVE issues and RECOVER the experience...with reverence and respect.
As I talk and explain and go on during these interviews I have to say I have had a new admiration for my self...for my experiences...for all the conflict I've endured and come through in my life. I say that in the most humble of ways. I've been asked to second interviews with each of the companies--and am actually anticipating an offer from one today.
The bottom line is--I love where I am in life right now. I know that it's time for something new and am ready for the new challenges, new surroundings and, yep, even new conflicts that come with that.
I'm good at what I do!
And proud of who I am.
I like being 51 and having something to offer the world because of it.

I have knowledge of what it takes to get people to come back.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Meet me back here in 45 years!

 At the Snow White Wishing well in 1968...and this afternoon.

I'm wishing...for the one I love...
to find
I'm hoping...and I'm dreaming of...
the nice things...he'll say.

Save yourself

Wednesday, October 1, 2014