Down to Size


It’s About Living Better is where I started trying to deal with no work, or different work, or a different lifestyle, or how do I explain it?

It was a regular thing to hear a few years ago… and maybe now.  “Our company is down-sizing and you are now out of work”.  Or a few sentences similar.  Everyone I knew professionally, was in the process of regrouping.  Either they were looking for a new position, or adjusting to a new position that allowed them to continue working, or making a decision to improve their odds of remaining with the current company.

I tried a few things, researched many more and made a few starts.

Finally, I’m here.  Working. “Semi Retired” is my description to my friends.

I am among the fortunate.  I live in a small rural area where connections are still made at lunch or walking down the street. No interview required, just an agreement and bam!

I absolutely love working now.  Probably better than I have for years.   My work is tailored to the company’s needs, and my schedule at home.  I give them my all. They receive way more than the agreement pays for because I care about them-and they, about me.

I work for someone who cares more about the people than any workplace I’ve ever been in.  Because of that, the workers are loyal, the work is well-done and everyone is engaged.   It’s not perfect for everyone.  And, it’s not perfect for them. But a consistent, caring company giving consistent, caring service, as a means for earning, is the goal.

There will always be those who take advantage of this atmosphere.  Supervising the milliniels hired into this workplace requires much patience and a steady head.  However, the loafers will eventually weed themselves out. This is the company that you join when you know you are good at what you do, enjoy working with others and want to earn your own way.

I should send my former company a thank-you.  Without that down-sizing, I may never have found this peaceful, caring and engaged company.

I wish this for you.

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