C.T. Vivian and my j-o-b

20 01 2008

I was honored at a recent ceremony at my university with the “Torch of Peace” award for the promotion of inter-cultural relations.  I was nominated by 2 of my professors which made it even more awesome!  The ceremony was lovely and when I get the pics, I’ll post.
The BEST part of the ceremony was being able to hear C. T. Vivian speak.  I was in tears for much of the time.  I even got a picture with him!!  He actually stood, marched and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and spoke a lot about him.  He has dedicated his life to preaching and uniting people in peace.  At 83  (?) years old, he’s still teaching and preaching and looks doggone good.

I wanna be C. T. Vivian when I grow up.  I’m still in awe of that night.


The j-o-b has gone from bad to worse.  I realized today that I accepted this job way back in the summer and my circumstances changed drastically between then and now.  The director contacted me because she knew my focus was in the non-profit sector.  Not until I began working was I informed that the organization was really a for-profit company and that she was efficiency-driven.  I’m a non-profit girl (which is why she contacted me, I thought) and I’m program and effectiveness driven.  I’m not cut-throat and never claimed to be.  She is.  And it’s not a good working environment for me. But, like 75% of America, I must work.  I’ve been away from full-time employment for a year, and the vacation is over; Coop needs income ASAP.  This position is not for me and I’m wondering why she ever contacted me to work for her for-profit knowing that I had no experience or interest in maximizing profit.  I’m just the opposite.


I’m hopeful that I’ll be rich sooner than later.




One response

23 01 2008

Congrats on the award! Sorry about the j-o-b.

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