Re: FU word implication [how CAN you take this seriously?]

Subject: Re: FU word implication [how CAN you take this seriously?]
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 15:01:31 -0500

I've long had a pet peeve: I'll be behind some woman (sometimes with small
children in tow) in the checkout line at the grocery store, or wherever. She's
writing a check, hands it to the checkout clerk who promptly asks, "What is your
work phone?" and the woman answers, "I don't work." I always have to resist the
temptation to shake the woman and yell, "OF COURSE YOU WORK!!! You take care of
the house, of the yard, of the children...that's WORK!!!"

"Stay-at-home" moms probably work harder than any of us.

Jo Byrd who was a non-stay-at-home working mom.

"Humbird, Len" wrote:

> Implications? Connotations? If you're worried about those, then let's try some
> euphemisms on for size:
> First of all, you are a site administrator, charged with maintaining order,
> consistency and safety of a place of domestic business, and ensuring that
> unscheduled as well as routine local services are provided in a timely and
> consistent manner.
> Second, you are an HR manager who oversees the development and enriches of
> domestic personnel at this site. Also arranging a customized benefits package
> so that each person feels cared for. Heck, if you're doing your
> job, you'd be like a mother to them, am I right? And isn't that how all HR
> managers would love to see themselves?
> And if you think about it, you're probably also a consultant, trainer,
> domestic engineer, accountant, warehouse manager, etc.
> What's really important is not the implications others have; it's what you see
> in yourself. It's you, having beaming self-confidence and self-respect about
> who you are and what you do. (If you don't have that, then your title
> and status become terribly important.) Hey, make it up as you go and have fun
> with it. And definitely make some business cards! And stop giving a crap
> about what other people think, for God's sake.
> By the way, what was the "FU" word anyway?

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