What is your work like?

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What is your work like?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), August 30, 2000


What is my work like? Technically, I supervise students at a college.

Practically? In the past few weeks, I have balanced budgets, typed up worksheets, surfed the web (shh), stuffed envelopes, pushed papers around, initialed registration cards, handed out keys, looked for keys, cut and colored leaves with markers and construction paper...

Yeah, that's what I got my master's for. Hmm...

-- Claire (claire@blueletters.net), August 31, 2000.

At 2:00, I log onto my computer and read through the day's pointless mass e-mailings. At 2:30 I log onto a phone and answer some of the stupidest questions human lips have ever uttered. Lunch at 6:00. After lunch, I kick my feet up on my desk and read my book du jour, answering calls now and then as volume drops off around 5:30 - 7:00. Sometimes I type up a journal entry, if I'm feeling a bit saucy. I go home at 10:30 PM. Thank God that changes Tuesday when I start my new web development position. Actually, Al, your job sounds a lot like a place I used to work when I lived in Nashville. Oh, wait, that's right, I DID work with you in Nashville!! Kev Summitt - http://clubkev.tripod.com/longbranchchronicles-index/

-- Kev Summitt (kevsummitt@aol.com), August 31, 2000.

As a special ed. teacher I spend a good portion of the day getting a group of nonverbal kids to speak/communicate, and a larger portion of the day getting a verbal group of kids to stop talking long enough to do school work. Seem ironic?

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), August 31, 2000.

I'm a planner/strategist. For Christmas my first year with my organization, my boss gave me a beautiful dreamcatcher. He says that I catch everyones dreams and help to make them come true. It doesn't get much better than that. It just doesn't. Visions and missions and goals.....I bring structure to the process. I am the cheerleader that coaches the leadership into "thinking outside the box", toss out the rulebooks and do business in new, innovative ways. It's a rush just to say that - every DAY I am jazzed about the work, about the future. Every DAY.

-- Planet Earth (imagine@industrial-ideas.com), September 01, 2000.

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