Saturday, September 1, 2018

Saturday 9 - She Works Hard for the Money

She Works Hard for the Money (1983) 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a woman who works hard as a waitress. What's the hardest job you've ever had?
Soon after hubby and I married I went to work for a large insurance company in one of their regional offices.  I started in files.  That was way before paperless work and there were papers, papers and more papers and myself and about 6 other gals had the job of filing papers all day long.  It was up and down and all around all day long. Thankfully I was young!

2) The lyrics tell us she has worked at this job for 28 years. What's the longest you stayed with one employer?
Well, I'll answer this with "tongue in cheek"............I have been CFO of my husbands insurance agency for over 35 years.  He did all the payroll, bill paying and other financial business himself in the early years and then turned it all over to me.  When I started it was all done by hand and now, of course, it's all done on the computer and online. 

3) Donna Summer was inspired to write this song during an awards show. She ducked into the bathroom and met the elderly ladies' room attendant, whose job it was to make sure the room the spotless, the complimentary hairspray and moisturizer was abundant, and there was a hot towel for every celebrity who used the facilities. "Wow," Donna thought, "she works hard for those tips." Who is the last person you tipped?
I drove through Sonic yesterday for a drink and tipped the gal at the window.  I figure those folks rarely get a tip so I try to always give them one.

4) Early in her career, Donna was in the touring company of the musical Hair. It played in Munich for so long that she became fluent in German. What's the longest you have ever lived away from home?
  7 years ago my Dad was very sick and hospitalized for most of that summer in a hospital about 100 miles from here.  I lived in a Hampton Inn most of the days he was hospitalized.  It was a very long summer! 

5) Sam's dad is naturally outgoing and enjoys striking up conversations with waitresses, librarians, the checker at the supermarket, etc. Sam is always polite but more private. Are you more like father or daughter?
I am very outgoing and do enjoy conversing with folks but I don't strike up conversations with every one I run into when I am out and about.

6) A little more than 10% of the American workforce is self-employed. Have you ever been your own boss?
Well, since being the CFO of my hubby's business ~chuckle~  I have been.  I have no one to report to or answer to. I have a job to do and I do it and it works.

7) Labor Day weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore?
Hubby has said that I snored a couple of times but, no, I do not snore 99% of the time.

8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue? 
Yes, we will join friends for a bar-b-que buffet.  It will be a fun time with good food and fellowship.

9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the fall. Will you be adding any new fall clothes to your wardrobe?
I have bought a few items but I do NOT need any more clothes.  That doesn't mean I don't love clothes but trying to be more conscious of need rather than want. ~smile~

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!!!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. #3 -- How nice of you! My nephew worked all last year in the fast food drive in and was thrilled to report when the manager received a compliment -- ONE! -- about him. And he was the only one who got a "thumbs up" from the public. For some reason, we seem to think that fast food workers don't deserve the appreciation we'd give others who wait on us. So I think it's really cool that you did that.

  2. This was so fun. I used to belt out that Donna Summer catchy tune. Learned something new, didn’t know you guys had your own insurance agency but I did know you were good with numbers!!! Enjoy the friends holiday gathering beautiful lady!! xo

  3. Another fun Saturday 9 post. Hope you all have an enjoyable Labor Day with your buds.

  4. How sweet of you to tip a Sonic worker! I wouldn't have thought to do that. Maybe now I will.
    I am super shy, so I find myself drawn to people who are outgoing like you who will start the conversations. I am ok if I can talk to someone who is good at conversation, but otherwise I am a mess. I loved your answers! Have a nice long weekend!

  5. #9--I'm with you: I don't need any clothes, but that doesn't mean I won't buy any clothes.

  6. I could use some clothes but I am dieting so I keep waiting to see if I am actually going to lose weight. Ha.

  7. What a sweet and thoughtful idea to tip the drive-thru workers! I am sure you make a huge impression on them and make their day. Good for you!

  8. I'm thinking I did not know until today's blog post that you are such an integral part of your husband's business. You are a busy woman!

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