Not Rick Ashley
by, 02-22-2012 at 02:23 PM (305 Views)
Sometimes you have to consider giving someone (or something) up.
Yesterday, I was in a meeting and realized at one point that the person might as well have been saying random words in a foreign language. I could hear he was speaking but hadn't a clue what the individual was saying and I was sitting less than two feet away.
So how does this relate to giving something up?
When the employer is easing towards putting everyone with your job classification onto the call center, it's time to look at what you're going to have to give up when you're no longer gainfully employed.
At least, competitive fencing.
I complained last year that if I managed to win a spot on the world team, my reward would be to spend money that I didn't have to go someplace I couldn't afford to be to compete.
I am not in the right income group for fencing and if I'm unemployed or pushed into early retirement on a reduced pension, I'm going to have to give it up unless I can find some other means of producing income or off-setting the cost of fencing.
Thus far, buying lottery tickets has not proven a successful strategy.
I love fencing. I don't want to give it up and as much as I complain about the costs involved, I don't want to give up trying for the team either. I just haven't... yet... figured out a strategy for being able to afford fencing if/when I'm forced out.