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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Next Job? CEO???

  Here's another quote from Half Broke Horses, about teachers. Her grandmother as a youngster was sent to boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto.  She was trying to decide if she was called to be a nun or a teacher.  The teaching nun she was talking to tells her this...

"You have time to reflect on it. 
But whether or not you become a nun,
I think you'd make a wonderful teacher.  You have a strong
personality.  The women I know with strong personalities,
the ones who might have become generals
or the heads of companies
if they were men, become teachers."

Since I have started thinking about retiring and what else I might be good at or qualified for, it has crossed my mind that being the CEO of a smallish company wouldn't be all that much different from what I do each day...just with taller people.  The decisions that I must make in a day's work sometimes stagger me.  I deal with personnel issues, productivity issues, supply and resource issues, sales issues...seriously?  Is it that different???

2 comments:

  1. Ah. . .interesting thought. . .no AND yes. To me, the little ones are much more exciting and refreshing. I find the taller people stifling because when compared to the kiddos, they lack so much creativity and ambition- and humor! It might be nice to deal with less snot and zippers, though lol

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  2. Ha! That's funny, Ashley. Another good thing about the short people is that they don't hold a grudge.

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