First I'm a nostalgic blogger telling charming stories about my New England childhood.
Then I'm a copywriter blogger giving tips on how to make a comfortable living in your pj's.
Then all of a sudden I'm a working woman blogger adjusting to the 9-to-5 routine while dealing with coworkers who I'm sorry I really can't tell you about because they just might stumble upon this blog but trust me I have some totally hilarious stories to tell you at some point. Trust me. You will fall on the floor laughing. I know you will.
In the meantime, here is what I have learned lately:
- Karma is alive and well in the workplace. As soon as I pounce upon a mistake made by a sincere and well-meaning coworker, I am bound to make a much worse mistake myself.
- There is no use trying to cover up my large, horrible, unforgivable mistake, even if it is a very small detail in 8-point font in the last disclosure at the bottom of the back page. The client will find it. They always do.
- An abject apology is a good start, but forgiveness is hard to come by. One mistake can wipe out an entire year of competence.
- Not that I've made any mistakes lately.
- But just theoretically, it could happen to anyone.
- Did somebody mention working in their pj's?
- That sounds awfully nice.