Happy Friday Everyone.
It is time for Friday Fiction.
Job Interview (Fiction word count: 100)
I didn’t mean to laugh – but did you say a Marcus Lemonis quote was a catalyst?
After X-Corp shutdown, managerial jobs were impossible to find.
Lemonis said, “If I was looking for a job right now, I’d sell cars.”
I interpreted that to mean he’d do what he loved.
I thought, ‘forget managing, I want to do drywall full-time.’
I don’t have many photos of my work, but the bird picture shows my seamless breaking on center. I like to embed the tape into the first coat of compound –
Say no more. Can you start this Friday?
Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
Go HERE to read more flash fiction inspired by Douglas M. Macllroy’s photo this week.
In this photo, the interesting bird (is that a Pittsburg Steelers bird?) well it is a bit out of focus and my eye kept going to the garage. The first thing I noticed was the unpainted drywall on the ceiling and I kept going back to that for writing ideas. I thought about writing something related to an insurance claim – where this photo showed proof of a remodel – or maybe a detective used this picture to prove that someone redid this part of the house and…. well – then I thought about the quality of the dry wall finish. Smooth – tight – looked good. And this little “career-change” story unfolded. And isn’t this a career change topic something many of us have had to explore – I know I have – and then this morning, Van (here) shared (on my interview post with Nancy Kim) that her daughter recently left a nice tech job to become a yoga teacher. I know that this “passion work calling” is a layered topic – (actually I am still realizing how complex this issue is – because sometimes life calls and we have to do what we have to do….) but seriously folks – life is too short to slowly die doing something you are miserable doing… and sometimes we need to do what is right even if it means making less. It could lead to more in ways we knew less about.
Oh and the Lemonis note about selling cars was inspired from 2016 (HERE).
“…if he had to go back and start from scratch?
He’d sell cars” (Clifford, 2016).
Also, check out this post (HERE) from USA through Our Eyes and where they shared about meeting David, a local contractor….