My work life seems to be on a six year rotation. That isn't by choice. It just seems to be some sort of life pattern I was born with.
- 1974 - 1980: Receptionist/insurance clerk for ophthalmologist office
- 1980 - 1986: Stayed home with my son 3 years then went to 3 years of paralegal school while working as ophthalmic assistant
- 1986 - 1992: Paralegal/Legal Secretary
- 1992 - 1999: Law office manager (I know that's 7 years but I stayed one year too long. If I would have left at 6 years, I would have saved myself a lot of misery.)
- 2000 - 2005: Paralegal/Docket Clerk
As you can see, it's time for me to start thinking about my next career. I love my current job but if the universe has different ideas for me, who am I to argue? On my way home from work today, I heard about the perfect job.
The City of Beaumont has hired two people to maintain all of the street signs in the city. From what I gathered, these people will drive around the city repairing and replacing worn out street signs. This appeals to me for several reasons:
- I would be my own boss, just driving around town looking for crappy street signs.
- I would be outside all day. I realize that some days would be too hot and some days would be too cold but, if I'm out and about on my own, nobody is going to know if I slip back to my vehicle to cool off/warm up.
- The work doesn't sound like it involves climbing anything.
- There would be no stress. Surely, no one knows where the crappy signs are or how many crappy signs are out there so there wouldn't be any deadlines to get them all fixed because that would be impossible.
- I would have job security as long as little bastards own pellet guns and baseball bats for vandalizing signs and screwdrivers for stealing signs with their girlfriend's names on them.
- I could eat lunch wherever and whenever I want every day because I would be sure to fix a sign near my restaurant of choice for the day.
- There are ten Sonic's in this town so I would always be near a Strawberry Limeade or a Cherry Dr. Pepper.
Hey, at least I have a plan.