“You’re fired,” said Heather calmly. She stood behind her desk, leaning on her hands and staring at the scattered papers that lined the surface. Slowly, she looked up at Tommy, the young messenger who was clearly not understanding that he had just lost his job. “Wait… what?” Tommy asked, more confused than was usual for … Continue reading Better Late Than Never
I'm gonna say some good things about the people for whom I work. However, thinking about the nature of my job, I really can't mention my company by name, but I want to make it clear that I have been really blessed to have fallen into the right place when I began this job back … Continue reading How to Tell if You’re Working for the Right Company
Y'all... The nature of my career is such that there is a lot that happens that I really can't divulge. You know... because of confidentiality. But there's so much that happens that I want to write about! And it tears me up inside. It was so easy when I worked for the bank. I could … Continue reading The Things About Which I Cannot Write
I don't work in the school I was in for over a year anymore. In fact, I don't work in any school anymore. Therefore, I feel like it's safe to share this story. It's all about the morning announcements... You probably knew that. Because of the title. I have got to learn to be more ambiguous. … Continue reading Morning Announcements
I always feel funny starting off a blog post by saying, "Can I be honest?" Of course I can be honest. It's my blog. I could lie if I wanted to and no one would know the difference. But I'm not gonna lie. I'm going to admit that I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a … Continue reading That Line from Office Space
Happy New Year! And welcome to what has become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Please note, … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019
Things are in flux. I guess they have been for a while now. And by things, I mean my work life. I only recently celebrated my first anniversary being back in the position of Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor with a company that I had previously worked for, prior to my time on staff with my … Continue reading Upheaval
As of yesterday, I have officially been back in the world of Therapeutic Day Treatment Counseling for a year. I almost can't believe it's been a year. Then again, when you combine the past year with the experience I had on this career path previously, I almost can't believe it hasn't been a decade. I'll be … Continue reading It’s Been a Year Already?
What does it mean to have a good work ethic? Does it mean that, no matter the circumstances, come hell or high water, you are gung-ho about punching in and doing your job? Does it mean that you’ve set goals for yourself and your life and you’re willing to do what it takes to achieve … Continue reading Work Ethic
Well... it happened. And we're not even a month into the new school year. I've got a cold. I mean, it's certainly not the end of the world. I've had worse. But to think we've gotten three full weeks of school under our belts. And even saying that is a stretch, because the first week … Continue reading Really? Already?