Check out the floppy...this photo is sure outdated!
I have what some might call a Dream Job. I write proposals for a large Electronic Manufacturing Company. That in itself, can be not-so-dreamy. We are a global company, so I occasionally have conference calls at hours when I would rather be sleeping. There are often unreasonable deadlines and the stress associated with them. Then there are the customers who toss out a Request for Proposal the week before Christmas. They are on vacation so they lose no "working time". You (the proposal team) on the other hand, are the only people in your company to be working that week. :o(
I will admit to being less than thrilled about my job during the aforementioned challenges.
- I am able to work from home. That is huge. If I need to do laundry, start supper, take 15 to water the garden, I can!
- I am well paid. My company has never missed a quarterly bonus payout, and my merit increases have been good!
- I love the people I work with! My manager & I have known and worked with one another for years. We have both survived several company acquisitions and continued to have jobs in the new companies. My co-workers are also friends, although we rarely see each other face to face.
- I have been with the company long enough to have 7-1/2 weeks of vacation accrued!
In these rough financial times, I am so lucky and thankful to be employed by a stable company. I wouldn't be surprised if we are in for a few bumps in the road. But whatever comes along, I have been blessed!