Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Future Emergency Financial Manager?

Some of my readers may recall my mentioning the opportunity I had last year to return to the work force.  One of the communities here that had an Emergency Financial Manager had offered me a job after I had done some consulting for them.

It was a hard decision to make originally.  I had enjoyed the consulting.  I thought I could be of assistance in the future.  But, I was not so sure I wanted to commit to a 'job'.  Ultimately, I said I would not be able to accept and decided to volunteer to take care of my newborn grandson.  And having felt bad for leaving them 'in the lurch' so to speak, I told them they need not compensate me for the time I had already spent consulting.  (would have been a tax nightmare anyway and hardly worth the time and trouble)

I guess when I decided to forego the opportunity I threw the files and papers in the pantry and forgot about them.  But little bodies running around the house get into everything.  So, last week Charlie found them and took them out and dumped them on the floor, as seen below:

The initial examination of data

The thorough perusal of the files

The final outcome of either 'success' or 'abandonment' of the situation

It was just so cute I had to share it with you.  As a former colleague said, 'Better to change poopy diapers than deal with municipal BS.'  So true.

6 comments:

  1. After my mini-bashing of Facebook yesterday, I thought this was so cute I posted this on my timeline (without picture of your grandson). You have started my day off with a smile! As more and more of my friends retire, the pull to retire is getting stronger and stronger - although I need to work for at least 3 more years as I provide the medical benefits to my family. Happy that this showed that you made the right decision for you. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. So many folks I know have had to continue working to provide medical benefits for their family. I was fortunate to work in government and qualify for retiree health care to supplement my Medicare.

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  2. Same for us Denise. Matt worked for the government and has a wonderful benefit package for health care. Of course a lot of our health care is free anyway. You really enjoy your grandson don't you?

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  3. aww he is so adorable :D kids and their antics... unless they are crying, it's fun to watch them.. :D

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    1. He is not a crier and has a great temperament. I wouldn't be baby-sitting if he wasn't.

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