Me & My Muse – Day 1368: My Arm…

To summarize, work went well today, despite not having a fourth person.

However, what’s not going well is this pain that I have recently been dealing with.  Every now and then, I will feel a surge of pain in my right arm.  I think that it’s from overexertion at work.  When I’m making the dough, I try not to overdo it.  But with only three people today, I went pretty fast.  There was that much more at stake because it was just me, my coworker, and a new trainee.

The pain woke me up last night.  It’s not constant but it does come in waves.  Having that said, I really need a change in scenery.  I don’t have to worry about putting my arm out if the job is at an office.  But my job has me on the floor all the time.  My arm gets no rest and the pain comes after work.  As I’m typing this, I’m not feeling any real pain right now.

Looking at today, I have a meeting to go to.  This adds to the stress of my Thursdays, considering that I get a brief respite, then I get a two-hour meeting, then I go to bed.

I guess that I’m not really seeing the return on investment for attending these meetings.  My priority should be finding a different job right now.  I am a Distinguished Toastmaster.  What is that supposed to mean to an employer?  If I was already employed at a large corporation, getting that far in Toastmasters would get me a nice promotion.

For any employer who doesn’t understand the significance of Distinguished Toastmaster, it is this.  A Distinguished Toastmaster is an accomplished leader that has demonstrated superior leadership skills.  They are effective communicators that are able to go above and beyond what is expected of them.

So having that award, with the possibility of getting a second one, I am still seeking out opportunities that will give me the chance to expand my skill set.  Is any organization willing to train a slightly older individual?  My experience may be a little different than your other candidates, but between my food managing experience and my management experience in Toastmasters, I have a unique set of skills that others may not possibly possess.

So with that, I’m still looking.  And I surely don’t want my next job to cause pain to my arm.  Typing is easier than cutting and rolling dough under extremely stressful circumstances.

With that, I’m going to end this one for today.

Today’s high is going to be 40 degrees and the silver lining is having the rest of today off to unwind.

To those of you dislike aches and pains, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Your arm’s sore?  Relax and take it easy.  Try not to overdo it.  Okay?

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