what was your shortest job and your longest job? Your shortest and longest relationship? is there value in staying power? Why or why not?


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  1. Jear77 3 months ago

    My shortest job (excluding chores) was like 4 hours of being a telemarketer.
    My longest job is the one with the entrepreneur i help, off and on for the last 16 years.


  2. ladybarbara 3 months ago

    I usually stick with any job I take on. However, my shortest job was as a waitress at a Little Black Sambo’s Restaurant. I was only there a week when two guys sat on the same side of a booth. They asked for a refill on their coffee. As I reached the coffee pot across the outside guy, to pour coffee for the guy by the window, the outside guy grabbed my boobs!!! I reacted by pouring hot coffee in his lap. Of course, he complained and their meal was free —— free for them, but it came out of my pay. I paid for their meal and took off my apron and QUIT!!!

    My longest job was the one I created for myself. I cleaned houses and owned my own business —- Henry’s Housekeeping —- which became Henry’s Housekeeping and Uniformed Maid Service. I worked my own business for 27 years. I split the clients between each of my employees when I was ready to retire. They started their own house cleaning businesses.

    My longest relationship was with a boy I fell in love with as a child. I loved him for 50 years. We each married other people, until, in mid-life, we decided to marry. I knew and loved his first two wives, but they always complained about him drinking and smoking. I always told them that if he was my husband, I wouldn’t complain. So, after his two divorces, we married. Yes, he still drank and smoked, but now — I couldn’t complain. So, I loved him just as he was and our marriage lasted for 12 years. Then he died. I guess I wore him out. He died of bone cancer and cerroses of the liver from drinking.

    My first marriage lasted only 20 minutes and his mother tossed me out of her house. Although, she said she would have our marriage annulled, she couldn’t, because we had been over 18. But, I thought that marriage was over. It wasn’t, but I went on to marry again. My second marriage lasted 5 years, my third marriage lasted 8 years. My fourth marriage lasted 9 years. Then that last marriage that lasted 12 years was interrupted in the first year for me to take a break and realize that I was still married to my first husband —- the 20 minute marriage. He was on Death Row and being executed for being a murderer serial killer. I went to his execution and had him cremated and his ashes dumped at sea. Then, I went back to my last husband and we remarried — just to make sure we were really married. All in all, the 50 years that I loved my last husband was the longest relationship, even though we were married to other partners. I am exhausted after all these dramatic relationships. I am ready to settle down with Immortal Pirate. but I don’t expect he would ever want to marry a woman who has been married so many times. I think I am finished with the marriage carousel. It was like a three-ringed circus. I have been with Immortal Pirate for almost 8 years, but we have only lived together for 2 years. It is nice to find someone to settle down and grow old with.


  3. immortal_pirate 3 months ago

    Shortest job: Crewman aboard a star ship, which traveled at the speed of thought. We came from the Diffused Galaxy, escaping the ravages of a war that we could not win.
    Longest job: Mercenary soldier for hire in numerous conflicts throughout Earth’s history.
    Shortest relationship(s): Many one night stands which may have contributed to the populations of several small countries, too many to list in the allowed space on this venue, and too sordid to bore you with.
    Longest relationship: Probably the time I spent surviving in an ice cave with a female Yeti during the last major ice age. It was a strictly platonic relationship co-habitation situation.
    Is there value in staying power? Yes, Immortality has it’s perks…


  4. griz 3 months ago

    I was a seasonal employee for decades so my shortest term job was . . . a season! But I almost always returned, making me a long-term seasonal employee. The only off-season job I didn’t return to was for a carpet-cleaning/sales firm where I had an alcoholic boss. Even that one I stuck out for the season.

    None of my personal relationships ended on my say-so. I’m not sure exactly who, but someone in my past taught me about commitment and grit. It was probably a conglomeration of people.
    The shortest relationship I had was just a few months. She was psychologically squirrelly and just disappeared without warning or explanation while I was away on a 2-day trip.
    She suddenly appeared 2 years later and tried to pick up where we left off. I had grown. She had stagnated or regressed .

    Staying power (grit) means that you are someone people can count on — and that’s a rare thing. And from the responses I get from people, a very valuable thing. I lot of possibilities open up when people know you will not dump them like yesterday’s garbage just because something seemingly better comes along.

    There is also a disturbing relationship to psychopathy and the need to constantly be flitting from commitment to commitment when people start to catch on to someone’s psychopathic tendencies.


  5. five2one 3 months ago

    I *think* I have probably gotten a job before, and just not shown up. But, can’t remember… but, otherwise, about a week is the shortest job, as best I can remember.

    There is value in staying power, I mean, we have different friends, for different purposes, and our souls are kind of carved out so each can fit.


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