10-Q, you’re welcome

11/22/10

Man, I was all set to write down the things I was Thankful for this Thanksgiving, but it devolved into a profanity-sautĂ©ed flambĂ© of how much this stupid-ass country sucks green donkey balls right now, so I deleted the fuck out of it. Half-cup of eggnog later, I’m doing much better, thank you, and already have a nutmeg-sprinkled inkling of how to do it better.

So I’ll rewrite it tomorrow, but for today, perhaps I should open things up with a pre-Thanksgiving bit of smart-assedness with this question: What do you think you should be thankful for, but to be honest, it’s just sort of a pain in the ass, and you’re getting tired of pretending?

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  1. LFMD

    My Job. I mean, without it, I could not pay the mortgage, private school tuition, vet bills, etc. And, I know that the economy is dire, and job hunting in this economy is miserable. HOWEVER, I am a bit sick of my job. And the people with whom I work. And I am not really “giving it my all” at the Insurance Job lately. Partly because I really gave it my all last year, but there was no $$ for merit increases. This year will be the same, but I have been dragging along, doing the bare minimum lately. I need to be inspired.

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  2. julie

    I ditto LFMD and Anne. Not for all the same reasons since, for the most part, I really like the people with whom I work. However, I am super tired of a senior management team who operates on auto-pilot and with the mantra of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Well if they looked semi hard, they would see there is a lot that’s “broke.” It is amazing how little people are actually working – case in point – I’m goofing off on the berry (site is blocked on desktop) – and no one gives a crap.

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  3. kazoo

    ugh, i hate to be a parrot, but i agree with the developing trend – every time i complain about my job, i find myself adding, “i know i should be grateful to HAVE a job”…but having put in slave-ish days over the past year, with only a salary cut and a bad repetitive strain injury to show for it, i’m starting to think i’d rather be laid off. i don’t know.
    here’s hoping this next year gets better for us all! happy holidays, people!

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  4. Piglet

    My mortgage will be paid off in two more months. And then they don’t get to forclose on me. Not until the next Republican Administration, anyway.

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  5. Scott

    I love my job. I just love it. So, I don’t need to fake being thankful for that.
    But here’s the thing – I feel I should be thankful for being where I am in life – pretty comfortable financialy, good family life, good dog – but the reality is that I’ve worked pretty hard for this. Sure, I’ve got a leg up in that I have the potential to do this, and for the most part I didn’t squander my potential. But to me, I am where I am because I kept showing up and working hard. Is that just wrong???

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