23 August 2008

Working 9 to 5: What a Way to Make a Living!

I’m sure you all remember the Dolly Parton song Working 9 to 5. I think it was our anthem for a time because we could all relate, especially if you were in the role of office worker. I bet I've even got you humming it right now...

I thought the words described our working day to a tee. Here are a few song titles and lyrics that connect to those who have to get up and go to work each day. I salute each of you and encourage you to enjoy your day at work as much as you are able. You spend a lot of time there, you might as well enjoy it...

Working 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton - “Tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen”

I am not a morning person. I don’t mind staying late at work, but please don’t ask me to come in early.

She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summers - “She works hard for the money, so you better treat her right”

I don't know about you, but most administrative assistant jobs I have been in were lots of hours and hard work.

Temporary Secretary – Paul McCartney - “All I need is help for a little while”

I got back into the workforce through a temp agency. It is a foot in the door. When you are temping, act as if you are on an interview every day.

Friday on my Mind – Easybeats - “Monday I have Friday on my mind”

You know you are going to have a bad week when you think it is Friday on Monday. That’s the kind of week I was having last week. Every day seemed like Friday. It was the longest week I’ve had in awhile.

Five o’clock world – The Voids
“But it’s a five o’clock world when the whistle blows”

Don’t you just love it after putting in a full-day’s work you feel you’ve accomplished what you needed to get done? That is a day I can say I put in a good eight hours.