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.......But I freely admit that I\'m glad it is only part time. As far as I know at least. :)

I wasn\'t really looking for a job, but this one came along and tapped me on the shoulder.

I mentioned in some previous journal entries that my family has a business. My Dad got it going in the mid 1960\'s. When it started out, He was a Manufacturer\'s Sales Representative. In fact, when I was in high school, I used to work for him during the summer times, and if I didn\'t, one of my other sister\'s did. There used to be about 4 other people in the company, and they got to take their vacations because of us.

This business has been going on for over 40 years, but it isn\'t the same as it used to be. Gradually it evolved into a laser engraving service. It\'s been into that business since the mid 1980\'s.

The shop manager who has been with the business for at least 15 years is retiring at the end of the month. My daughter is training to take over his position, and she asked me if I would like to learn her job.

She has done everything from running the engraving machines to doing all of the clerical work. They have someone to run the machines, so my job would just be clerical, as far as I know.

A lot of my job will entail working on a computer. It sure won\'t be the same as making wallpapers though!

I talked about this family business briefly at the top of my May 22nd Journal Entry. My parents had been trying to decide whether to keep this business going, sell it, or shut it down. For the time being, they are going to keep it running, and see how it does.

My daughter believes the business has the potential to do very well. I think it does also. Hopefully, I can be part of the solution.

My daughter and I are more concerned about my parents (her grandparents) than we are about hanging on to our jobs. If it is decided that it would be better for the business to be sold or closed, we are prepared for that. Both of us are very fortunate in that our husbands have good jobs. If the company does not continue, we will be okay.

But we are going to give it our best shot and see what happens. I\'ll keep you posted! :D

CollieSmile :)
June 4, 2013

PS. If you haven\'t done so already, I encourage you to read the story behind this very special wallpaper. :)

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6/4/13 at 9:43pmhappy for you by HATBOX12
THANKS ELAINE FOR YOUR POST, JOURNAL AND LOVELY STORY BEHIND THE FLOWER PICTURES. I\'m very happy for you that things are taking shape regarding your job. It sounds like a very, very lovely job opportunity for you (being within the family business) despit...   Read More >>
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