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  • September 7, 2015

Best Job Ever? Best Job Ever?

So you want to know the best job I’ve ever had. Does being a rhyming cat count? That is a job, one that doesn’t pay anything though. So it may not qualify.

Most hated is easy, stupid, stupid sawmill. Piling wood all day is not my idea of fun. Hate that with a passion. Never again.

The rest have had their perks and were enjoyable enough. You see a lot of types working at a convenience store. Some of them are very, very scary though. Like dirty, drunk old men.

Then the rest of the time I’ve basically worked in an office. All types run through there as well. Paying other people’s bills and playing with their money is a bit repetitive, but hey, you get to see what you could do if you had money. That is a perk, right? Or maybe it could be depressing. All how you look at things I suppose.

But the best is the obvious answer, what I’m doing right now, writing. So much better to make your own hours and just write away. Plus sitting home, not having to go through traffic, get dressed, etc. is a nice perk as well. It’s too bad that it is mainly a hobby though, as no way can one live off of being a writer alone. Unless you somehow hit it big, which, with all the millions of books out there, probably has the same odds as you winning the lottery.

Doing social media for a few others here and there has been fun too. But with that you have to remain PC as to not make waves. The cat and I both don’t like the whole PC crap. But we can bite our tongue when need be. We can be bought, we’re not cheap, but we can be bought.

Do you have a favorite job? Have you had many jobs? I’ve done a lot of different things but been mostly at just a few jobs.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Mary Aalgaard

2015-09-07 13:44:08 Reply

Working with people is usually more interesting than piling wood! Writing is wonderful, using your imagination. I wish you the best. You never know if your book(s) will be the one that hits it big.
Play off the Page

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 13:52:46 Reply

    Nope, you just never know. Have to keep at it.

Susan Gourley

2015-09-07 14:02:29 Reply

My brother worked in a lumbermill for a while but now he owns his own business as a lumberjack working out in the woods and selling the trees to that same lumberyard.

Being a writer is the most fun but it doesn’t pay many bills.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 14:07:58 Reply

    Owning it would be better at least. Yeah, doesn’t pay many bills at all haha

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2015-09-07 14:53:55 Reply

Sometimes being PC is a drag.
Sawmill sounds awful. Right up there with washing whitewalls eight hours a day.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 16:03:59 Reply

    Yep, awful as can be.

Chrys Fey

2015-09-07 16:06:23 Reply

Writing is an awesome job. I don’t think it can get any better. 🙂

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 21:51:43 Reply

    Great indeed, pay be nice though lol

Arlee Bird

2015-09-07 17:09:13 Reply

A rhyming cat is not bad at all. Staying at home to work works for me.
Working in a sawmill? I’d probably hurt myself.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 21:52:30 Reply

    Oh I had a few scrape and bruises from my time there, ugg

ann bennett

2015-09-07 21:03:20 Reply

I think it is very important to stalk your friends. The cats would understand.

Working at a sawmill would be work, Work with a capital W. I saw a picture of my grandfather and some of his workers. They looked like body builders, but they were lumberjacks before the first World War.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 21:53:10 Reply

    I was too young to build muscle, or at least that would have been a perk

Toi Thomas

2015-09-07 21:10:23 Reply

Yes, writing full time would be great.
Being PC can be tiresome sometimes.
But doing social media can be fun.
Plus it’s not a sawmill.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-07 21:53:47 Reply

    Yep, PC beats working at a sawmill any day of the week

Michael D'Agostino

2015-09-08 02:18:51 Reply

I agree about being PC. I wish people weren’t so easily offended 😛

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-08 11:54:51 Reply

    Yep, that would sure be nice


2015-09-08 05:04:31 Reply

Holy moly, what did you do to bring the commenters out of the woodwork!?! This is awesome! Whatever you did, I want to do it too!!!

I admire that you can be a talking cat and write all day. Wish I could pull of any of my on-the-side skills as a full-time job. But I can’t really complain because I’ve been treated well at my current job for more than 21 years now.

My favorite, though, will come as no surprise. I did a short stint right after high school making crafts in a tourist shop. Making crafts all day. Yeah, that’s the way to go!

    Pat Hatt

    2015-09-08 11:55:46 Reply

    haha yeah, I would have guessed that one indeed. Hey, join a blog hop and they come out of the woodwork I guess.

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