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Wornwolfiegirl did you have a big coming out party ? Are you one of those trust fund babies
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My job was a gogo dancer
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I was an exotic dancer but got fired. I did the Dance of the Seven Veils, but I couldn't count past 6. It was especially confusing because the audience kept trying to add veils...sweatshirts, parkas, the stage curtains. By the end of the performance, I looked like the Michelin Man. I didn't make any tips, but I sold two sets of whitewalls.

After that I was a skywriter, which was very challenging because I'm sloppy and dyslexic. I fell in love with the boss and tried to write, "I love you. Taffy," but it came out "I love you, Fatty." Another dream up in smoke.

 Then I decided to practice law. I never went to law school, but I watched a lot of the "Order" part of "Law and Order," and I knew a little Latin. "Objection!" I'd cry. "E pluribus unum!" I won three cases before I was arrested for fraud. I decided to act as my own attorney. That's how I discovered my true calling: the best license-plate stamper in the State of Yew Nork.
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Omg taffy are u sure they took your pain meds [smile]
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I was an exotic dancer but got fired. I did the Dance of the Seven Veils, but I couldn't count past 6. It was especially confusing because the audience kept trying to add veils...sweatshirts, parkas, the stage curtains. By the end of the performance, I looked like the Michelin Man. I didn't make any tips, but I sold two sets of whitewalls.



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Unfortunately, I can't blame that post on medications. It's just Taffy: the Weird Side. With time and intensive therapy, most people learn to live with it. 

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I think I want to learn how to work the pole
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Hello! I just recently left my full time job (Teacher's Assistant at a high school) to downgrade to my part time jobs as a Sandwhich Artist with Subway and a Book Associate at a local indie bookstore. I also go to school part time to get the last of my per-requisites in order to apply (and hopefully get in, fingers crossed!) to nursing school. It's an accelerated program for people with a previous bachelor's degree , so here is to hoping!
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I would not be able to handle it without the school vacations. I have a good health care plan as well. but it is hard, very hard. I cannot volunteer to do the extra curriculur duties I once did = no more proms, dances, field trips etc... I just cant keep up anymore.


I was a 7th grade teacher, 150 kids/day & 4 years away from scheduled retirement when I was dx'd with an autoimmune condition. (Not lupus then, but similar fatigue). Only those in Education can really appreciate the physical & emotional drain of the job! I would have never have made it if it weren't for my co-workers...the joke was that they would push me around in my desk chair like "Bernie",

Hope you're doing well with your "new way of thinking"...it's something we all have to do to some degree. With my recent diagnosis of lupus I'm trying to figure out my new normal too.

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I completely understand this. I was a teacher's assistant for just over 3 years before the emotional, physical, and mental stress became too much and I served notice to leave at the end of September. I was in the high school setting (grades 9-12) working with handicapped, exceptional children, and anyone with an IEP or 504. It is beyond demanding, thankless, and often very overlooked. My coworkers were the only thing that kept me going as well. And I didn't even know why I was so tired or run down until the dx in May of this year. Anyway, just thought I would say I understand! It's a hard job!!

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New to this site. Whatever you do don't go into nursing. I have been a nurse for 30 years. Lupus for 2 years. I had to go part time last fall. The administration does not care about employees. No bathroom breaks most days, no lunch. It takes me at least 2 days  to recover after working one day to feel half way normal. I try and keep a positive attitude and practice gratitude. Whatever we do it helps to refrain from any discouraging self talk.Try to live fearlessly[angel]
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@lisa - welcome to the board [wave]

question: what's "self talk" ? ... never heard the term before.

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I was a teacher's assistant for just over 3 years before the emotional, physical, and mental stress became too much and I served notice to leave at the end of September. I was in the high school setting (grades 9-12) working with handicapped, exceptional children, and anyone with an IEP or 504. It is beyond demanding, thankless, and often very overlooked. My coworkers were the only thing that kept me going as well. And I didn't even know why I was so tired or run down until the dx in May of this year. Anyway, just thought I would say I understand! It's a hard job!!


Thanks for your comments...I've had many jobs & teaching was the toughest....nothing like a desk job where you can be under the weather & still make it through the day, right?

Can't imagine how you did it dealing with your fatigue and special needs kids, but glad you left & wish you  the best in your studies!

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I've had many jobs & teaching was the toughest....nothing like a desk job where you can be under the weather & still make it through the day, right?

Can't imagine how you did it dealing with your fatigue and special needs kids, but glad you left & wish you  the best in your studies!

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My "desk job" as an office manager for a residential and day treatment facility for special needs kids does not afford me any luxuries when feeling under the weather.

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[My "desk job" as an office manager for a residential and day treatment facility for special needs kids does not afford me any luxuries when feeling under the weather.
Of course, not all desk jobs allow for a nap...but I did have a job like that once. It was a cyclical industry where there was down time every year...truth is, we perfected napping while we appeared to be reading documents.
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Way too late as usual but I am a jack of all trades...Can fix anything but lupus.

I travel to put up servers (for yes your internet) so don't make me mad

I work for one of the top 25 best companies to work for so shouldn't be hard to figure it out.

I thank them so much everyday for helping me with the disability I have. Money is one thing but a caring company is another!

On the side I restore cars. Anthony might be interested in the '68' Charger I just bought that looks like it was in hurricane Katrina. 440 Six Pack with the Hurst shifter in it. We will see.

Who was the dominatrix here. Probably need to be spanked for that one

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