Friday, December 09, 2005
Long term career goals
Mum and Dad are HERE! As is my long awaited maid. Quite in the fashion of old English homes, I now have a nanny named Rebecca. Ever since I read Agatha Christie’s 4.50 from Paddington, I always thought that being a maid was the ultimate of all jobs. One of her memorable characters, Lucy Eylesbarrow, an
grad decides that there is money to be "maid" in the domestic service racket and proceeds to work as a maid for short periods in different homes for enormous amounts of money. Oxford
The idea so appealed to me that I look upon it as a long term career plan. But I would not want to keep shifting homes. I have a cat-like attachment for places and my heart was long set on a beautiful house in
called The Palms. I don’t think I will ever own it, but someday when I am old and out of work, I plan to join there as cook. If they will have me, of course. Madras
And if I charge high enough, they will. The costlier anything is, the more people want it. I shall be a lifestyle choice. Like a BMW.
It’s an idea that really appeals to me because I will be doing a job I love and getting paid for it. Also I’ll be staying at a place I really want to stay at. Of course, I can just picture my next Review Meeting.
“So Leena, where do you see yourself 10 years from now?”
“As a cook at The Palms.”
Now that should be an interesting goal to work towards. But then I don’t work for a company which asks me silly questions of that nature. In fact, they don’t ask silly questions. Period.