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Decision Time – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday, my peeps. I know this doesn’t really fall into “story” category but rather a vignette but it’s what came to me so I’m sticking to it πŸ™‚

If you want to play along, click on the frog below and add your link. If you need to learn the rules and regs, click on Rochelle‘s name – she gives the what’s what.

Β©Fatime Fakir Deria

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Decision Time

“Do you ever miss those days of working in an office, nine to five, no overtime, no running around ’til your feet fall off?”

“Sometimes. It’s nice knowing what time you finish work. And I miss the fringe benefits like dental, medical and such. And wearing nice clothes.”

“Would you consider going back?”

“The thought of being tied to a desk and phone makes me want to puke.”

“So, that’s a ‘no’, then. What are you going to do?”

“Not sure, honestly. I’m hoping to find a juste-milieu where I can move and put my people skills to good use.”

154 thoughts on “Decision Time – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale,

    All my best on your finding the middle ground. Surely there’s a kinder job for you out there. I know your feet will thank you. πŸ˜‰ Well done in rare Dalectable fashion. ❀



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      You are always so kind. I have been cruel to my feet but did find a part of me that I didn’t know I was so good at. Hopefully something is out there that’ll fire me up!
      Thank you, always, my purple-loving friend!

      Shalom and lotsa love,


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  2. Well, one thing I’m certain of is that any place would be lucky to have you. I hope you’re able to find the right one.
    I think it must be nice to go home and not have your job come with you, but I can’t imagine going to an office and having to work 9 to 5.

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  3. Q.

    Everyone is looking for that Just Miller, that poifect landing spot for their skills and a place where they won’t feel bolted down to the place at the same time. It’s a matter of finding that landing spot, but I have every bit ‘o faith that you are gonna. Because it’s no more club . . no huay.

    Wearing nice clothes, I’ve heard that’s a real thing in some places. πŸ˜‰

    On to the next adventure! (That won’t break your back or fray your feetsies) . . .


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    • Thanks. I’m not looking for a crazy out-there dream job but it would be nice to enjoy going to work. I actually did at the golf course but my body is complaining. Loudly.

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  4. Good stuff Dale, sometimes it feels like Ive been stuck in this Juste Milieu for 2 decades with my job! Why would that be a bad thing I wonder? I really have no idea, but sometimes I want the managers to show me they are earring their salary and make a few decisions.
    Can’t really complain to be fair. Good stuff Dale, you’ve captured the essence of it all!!

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  5. As I’ve stated before, love how you find a personal story to tell from a picture. You’ve revealed so much of yourself, In terms of the current situation, I’m confident that you’ll find a way.

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    • It’s funny – I was sure this was one of those French words that had been borrowed by the English language, like, say, clichΓ©…
      So, I am happy I have added it to your vocabulary!
      I will, thanks!

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  6. Isn’t that just so ?! I think we can all agree – but you might be as unlucky as I was/am. I was working in 3 companies in Canada & didn’t even know that I should have papers for social contributions, then I stayed some years at home to be with my child, but worked part-time because I wanted to contribute to the well-being of my country (and wallet!), I moved on to live in UK where I worked for 8 years for free because I just absolutely loved doing it, hence no contributions to a pension, when I returned to Switzerland and later to France, nobody would employ me because ‘I was costing them too much money’ (yep!) and now I’m on a rate so dismal that I wouldn’t even be able to pay the monthly rent from that ‘income’ (which also needs to be taxed), not to speak of health insurance, living, having expenses, nothing!!!!

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  7. Oh Gosh … the horrors of being a grown-up and responsible.
    Wouldn’t it be grand to get up everyday and just do what you want?
    Oh, I have that job. BUT … now, it hurts to move and bend and lift and dance and run and eat certain food. UGH … I want a job again so this will all go away. LOLOL
    Hey … you know what they say, ” Life’s a Bit_h and then you die.”
    Hang in there … my dear, Dale.
    Isadora 😎

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  8. Best of luck with your career change Dale. Keep thinking I should do the same – getting too old to be on my feet, running up and down stairs all day. Need the courage to try to write for a living, but too chicken just at the moment. Good luck to you, dear Dale, and may you find something befitting your many skills. Whatever you do, you’ll be amazing πŸ™‚


    • Thank you, Lynn. It’s too bad I hurt because it’s great for my butt and muscles! I lost 15 lbs just by running around!
      I’ll find something. What remains to be determined! Thanks for your faith in my abilities! 😊

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  9. So eloquently put Dale, a big decision to make. Feels like you are ready to make it now, all good luck with whatever you choose to do. Well done for starting the process, sure you’ll find what’s right for you.

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    • Thank you, Francine. I’ll tell you what; if I was on the fence, last night’s banquet pushed me right off. I finished work at 2:30 in the am and was reminded why I need to change.


  10. ha! This echoes where I am right now! I keep thinking of going back into the corporate world doing the 9 to 5 thing. And yet, also I know only extreme circumstances would force me back into that. Let’s see what the new year holds for us, hey Dale?

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