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March 15, 2012


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Little Miss Sunshine State

I didn't know the national exam was optional. I passed whatever store training certification they were doing at CVS way back in 1999. They told us national cert was going to become mandatory.

I'm so glad you're enjoying the job. Is it because the students are so much more motivated to succeed than high school students?
My daughter is doing her first middle school student teaching. Up until now she has only done K-5. After the second day she came home and said "I feel like I'm trying to educate the Future Shoplifters Of America". She's got a tough crowd. I think she might be a little intimidated by 8th grade boys with tattoos!


That is awesome that work has been so good to you (and I wish it didn't seem like such a gift, but so many places could make any request for flexibility seem like such a hassle.) You are lucky to work for them, but they are also super lucky to have you.


I am so glad! More employers should realize that women are extremely loyal creatures, and especially so, when given flexibility and appreciation at the workplace.

gary rith

Oh hawt dawg! I still don't see how you ever get any sleep though, busy GIRL!

Green Girl In Wisconsin

What a glorious thing--to have work you love to do!

Busy Bee Suz

This is WONDERFUL news on so many levels.
So glad this job has turned into something that you love....that is really important! So glad they are understanding too.


You are very lucky and I'm happy for you :-)


Flexibility is the greatest gift an employer can give a parent. Hope the new term goes great!


You are soo lucky to have work that you love and a good employer too.

I also think it's wonderful how you are sharing so openly about SB's anorexia. There are so many issues people are needlessly ashamed of. You are definitely helping many of them.
I wish you and your family the strength to recover from this awful disease.


I am so glad -especially now, that you have something that is for you& that you love.

mom taxi julie

Congrats! great news!


The way you've chronicled your thoughts and reactions regarding this job through posts on this blog, well, it's a really good lesson. You show how "not perfect" and "kind of tough" can morph, over time, into "so very great." Your experience here teaches us the power in not being overly reactive.

Karen (formerly kcinnova)

If your employers didn't already know the benefits of being flexible, they are going to learn the benefits from you!
I am curious: I know about internships but what is an externship?

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