RevGals provided these fun questions.
Here in the USA we are celebrating the last fling of the good ol' summertime. It is Labor Day weekend, and families are camping, playing in the park, swimming, grilling hotdogs in the backyard, visiting amusement parks and zoos and historical sites and outdoor concerts and whatever else they can find to help them extend summer's sun and play just a little bit longer.
It is supposed to also be a celebration of the working man and woman, the backbone of the American economy, the "salt-of-the-earth neices and nephews of Uncle Sam. With apologies to those in other countries, this is a Friday Five about LABOR. All can play. Put down that hammer, that spoon, that rolling pin, that rake, that pen, that commentary, that lexicon, and let's have some fun.
1. Tell us about the worst job you ever had.
I worked as a temp in a company that tested water quality. The people were nice but between the long chemical formulas I kept mis-spelling and the allergic reactions I had to some of the testing materials I didn't last very long.
2. Tell us about the best job you ever had.
The one I have now, of course. Pastor a small congregation. It can be crazy making but I love it.
3. Tell us what you would do if you could do absolutely anything (employment related) with no financial or other restrictions.
Go back to school, get PhD and teach preaching while serving a congregation that can't afford a pastor.
4. Did you get a break from labor this summer? If so, what was it and if not, what are you gonna do about it?
I took a week off and collapsed on the couch. Does that count?
5. What will change regarding your work as summer morphs into fall? Are you anticipating or dreading?
I'll get busier with a new weekly worship service on Saturdays, which means two sermons a week. I really look forward to it and as far as who can fill in for me on vacations and such, I'll just go all Scarlett O'hara and "worry about it tomorrow."