Sunday, September 5, 2010


Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Do you still work? Where?

My hubby is working today but then again he works every Labor Day and most every holiday. He is the Maintenance Tech at the Mall here in Shreveport and just takes it for granted to work a holiday. Bless his heart and all those who have to work today.

What was the hardest job you ever had and why? I think one of the hardest I ever had and it was in 1968 at the AT&T plant here and thankfully I only had to work there a few months before I found something better. I was on an assembly line and my job was called a "screwdriver girl". Tis true! I had to sit on a stool everyday and as the headsets came rolling by I had to take my hydraulic screwdriver and drive two little screws in the part where you talked into and stuff a piece of cotton in the other end that you heard out of or vice's been awhile ya know. But what made it so hard is the repetition of the job and at the end of the day my shoulders were so sore and achy.

I think the easiest job I ever had was working at my church as a receptionist. What a nice place to work to most always meet and greet happy people and do God's work.

Hope the weather is pleasant for each and every little nook and cranny of the country and even across the pond for this is the last big hurrah for cooking outdoors, fun in the sun and just family get togethers before fall and cold sets in.

I can't say I'm sorry to see the end of this summer for more reasons than one obviously but also because the heat has been almost unbearable and this from a gal who loves summer. Take care my sweet friends!


  1. Mollye I'm just stopping by to say hello and wish you a great Labor Day. sandie

  2. Hi Mollye! I love your comment about my Love is...I feel the same way about you! Love is...truly having a wonderful friend like you!

    Happy Labor Day! I really liked your post. We take for granted so much. I really have spent some time this weekend thinking about the holiday and truly what it means. Your hubby is such a blessing and all the other folks who have to work the holiday. I tip my hat to them. Hugs Anne

  3. I don't work, thankfully! I worked for 30 YEARS at Southern Bell/BellSouth! Retired 8 years ago. Hard to believe it has been that long!

    The hardest job I ever had was when I took a job in IT! Not knowing a thing about computer programming, I learned quickly:) What I learned was to get out of there quickly:)

    The easiest job I ever had was drafting! I started out drafting on vellum and ended up in CAD drafting! Loved it!

    Have a blessed day dear Mollye, I am happy to see Summer behind us too! I love Summer but it has been WAY too hot here!

    Big HUGS!

  4. Good Morning Miz Mollye Sweetie...
    I love this story. The screwdriver girl hu? Now you are always surprising me. I have to share right back at you. The hardest job I ever had was making the pizza dough for Pizza Hut. Yes I sure did, and rolling the massive dough pile from the bowl to the work counter was unbelievably hard, and so back breaking. Every day when I thought I couldn't do it anymore, God gave me that little shove of energy and strength to make it through the day.

    Now the easiest one I ever had, I haven't found that one yet. Maybe it will be when I retire? I don't know I will get back with you on that one.

    I hope you are well sweet friend and enjoying some fairly decent weather today. Yesterday it was 106 on the patio. Still calling for another HOT one today. I am SO ready to see this Summer move on, and get into at least the double digits for Fall.

    Many hugs and SO much love sweet friend. Love ya, Sherry

  5. Hi MollyeGal...I'm so glad to be here...I love your blog and you. I've missed ya! This is such a neat post, and I'm happy to say that I never had to work on an assembly line as the 'screwdriver girl'...that's all yours! I've had so many jobs over the years...being a Jack of All Trades and Master of None...I'd have to say the hardest was when I was a teenager chopping cotton as a summer job on my Uncles farm. OMGosh, I don't know how many weeds I missed, but I sure chopped down alot of cotton and ran outta that field lickety split throwing the hoe at the rattlesnakes. My Uncle decided I'd be more help in the kitchen...less things to run screaming to him about and more productive for cotton crop.

    I'm with ya, Gal....bring on the Fall!

  6. Happy Labor Day to you, too. I like your new blog banner.

  7. Happy Labor Day Miz Mollye! Retail is a tough business for holidays there.
    I worked as a Marine Machinist on submarines for ten was hard but I really did enjoy it!

  8. Hi Mollye! Happy Labor Day! Glad to see summer rolling to an end here in the desert, was 101 here...UGH.

    My hardest job..probably the years I spent as a front office receptionist for two ob/gyn's sheesh what a crazy place that was..I could write a book. I worked there for 3 loooooong years! Good thing I was younger then:)


  9. Happy Labor Day to you Molly! Love to read your blog. You lift me up.

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  10. Enjoyed your post ... my hardest job was working for a husband and wife team and trying to please them both. They were different in their personalities and in their ways of approaching things. After a year of frustration I left and am now "unemployed".

    My husband works long, hard hours as an internet engineer but we are both grateful for his job in these difficult times. In the 21 years we've been married he has had 7 years of unemployment so we know first hand how difficult and draining of both your emotional and financial resources that can be. Thank God he has work at this time!

    Blessings, Ann

  11. Hi Mollye, I am your swap partner over at blissful ATC's. I can't seem to find your email address so can you stop by my blog and email me your shipping address :) The orange swap was so fun and everyone did so well that I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this time.
    Artfully yours,
    Inka :D

  12. I spent twelve hours on my feet selling furniture....It was hard, but I am grateful to have a good job too.....

  13. The hardest, but most rewarding job was being a Mummy. I've never had a 'laborous" job, but my current job as an advertising executive is sometimes very stressful!


  14. I love your story! and I bought wrapping paper with this gal on it here it Switzerland! she travels far!


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