Monday, August 1, 2011

Do You Want to Work?

Do you see the title of this post? Someone that I have known for a long time asked me this this weekend.

What I want to understand is what is it about me that suggests that I don't want to work? I have to somehow forgive this woman. She has only had very prestigious jobs that she has floated from one to the next. Part of me thinks that she thinks that I have not gotten where I like would like to be because I simply don't want to work. There are so many ways that I find that question insulting that I don't even know where to begin.

One of the things I've learned is that people who have never struggled with career issues just have no idea about what it's like for those of us who do.

I really did want to reach across the table and throttle this woman. Sometimes we have to throttle the ones we love? :)

I do want to work just in case you're wondering.