Random Moments of Delight #33: Gainful Employment… One Ringy Dingy

I set a goal last month to have all my credit card debt paid off before Tim retires in May, so I put on my wish board: gainful employment…  and low and behold a great part-time job dropped right in my lap!

You are now talking to an operator at a general insurance service.


Check out my cute headset!

My hours range from 15-25 a week and the pay is really great! With those kinds of hours I can do my artwork and have plenty of time to take long walks with the dog! I’m really thrilled.

I never pictured myself as an operator! It’s been one of the jobs on my ‘never take’ employment list, but it turns out it’s fun (at least at this company). It’s like performing… and I can do that!  I chuckle though since my idea of an operator was shaped by the classic character Ernestine created by Lily Tomlin.


How’s my Ernestine impression?


For those of you who don’t know Lily Tomlin as Ernestine, here’s one of her classic sketches…

What fun to have employment I enjoy, yet have time to continue to pursue my creative expression. The only thing that I won’t be able to do is blog more than once or twice a week. But hey! Enough is as good as a feast right? And when I retire for good, I can post up a storm! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t worry the one post I will continue every week is my random moments of delight since I love hearing yours!

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

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#33 – Gainful Employment… One Ringy Dingy

14 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight #33: Gainful Employment… One Ringy Dingy

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  3. Meghan Post author

    Well, they didn’t grow up on seeing telephone switchboards and “ma bell” and so wouldn’t have much of a reference point to start with! lol Do they have comedians they enjoy? I don’t even know who’s out there anymore… geez, that’s what you get for not watching TV for a few years… I’m glad you enjoyed our blast from the past. *snort snort*

  4. Meghan Post author

    The people are so terrific to work with… the company has a wonderful feel to it. So I think all will be well for the next 8 months… then the bliss of retirement once again!

  5. Meghan Post author

    Mara, having done a whole day on Monday, I guarantee you it is not a job I would ever do full time. I am too much of an introvert and don’t respond too well to lots of noise. BUT, as a part-time (no more than 5 hours a day about 3-4 times a week), it is ok… especially since I get paid $6/hr more than I have in any other of my temp jobs I’ve had in the past year.

  6. Meghan Post author

    Thanks C! I’m hoping to get into a good routine soon. Right now my hours are all over the place so it is hard to plan stuff. But, I trust it will sort itself out in the next few weeks.

  7. firstandfabulous

    I don’t even have to watch the video to hear her… “One ring dingy. snort snort “. LOL She was hysterical! Keep your snorting at a minimum, Meghan. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. C.e.

    What great photos. How lovely for you to find something you enjoy, which also allows you time to fulfill your creative endeavors ~

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