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11 April 2018

J Is For "Jefe" {Boss} | A To Z Challenge


In my ongoing efforts to learn Spanish, I'm highlighting a Spanish word each day during April as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I'm also sharing the random thoughts that pop into my head as I try to pronounce them.

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Today's Spanish word is >>jefe<< (boss). And now for today's random thoughts:

1 - I think >>jefe<< is one of those words that some people already know in Spanish. I'm pretty sure I had heard it before. Not sure where - maybe on Breaking Bad. I also learned >>hermanos<< (brothers) from watching it. Did you know there's a Spanish remake of Breaking Bad?

2 - Today's word reminds me of my time working in corporate la-la land. I had some great bosses. I also had one or two that were. . .perhaps it's best if I don't finish that thought.

3 - For the most part, I enjoyed working, but I have to say that I enjoy not working even more.

4 - It's so nice not to have to set an alarm every morning.






Any good work stories you want to share? Are you the boss at work and/or at home? What's your favorite word that starts with "J"?

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27 comments:

  1. During my time at an insurance company, I once sat at a boardroom table where at least half a dozen people discussed the wording of an ENVELOPE. The or a? Company or organization?

    I looked across the table at one point to see my boss fast asleep. Most boring meeting EVER.

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    1. That sounds like a terrible meeting. Sadly, I've been in meetings just as awful.

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  2. Congratulations on your escape from corporate la-la land!

    Dena
    https://denapawling.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Dena - it seems like such a long, long time ago now.

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  3. I stopped working to raise my kids and now that they're almost grown, I find myself wondering what to do next. My husband says I owe myself a year off to concentrate on books before jumping back into the alarm clock routine.

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    1. That would be fabulous if you could take some time just for you and your writing. It must be a bittersweet time for you with the boys all growing up and fleeing the nest. Looks like you raised some good ones :-)

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  4. I enjoy not working too, but I miss the socialization and (for the most part) my students -- they were a real kick in the pants and willing to try anything.

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    1. Socializing at work was part of the fun. I had some co-workers that were a lot of fun to be around.

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  5. I enjoyed working when I did, but I love retirement much more.

    Have a fabulous day, Ellen. ♥

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    1. I'm the same way - working was great and now this stage of my life is great too.

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  6. My favorite Spanish word that I learned from Breaking Bad is tortuga (turtle). Although - the tortuga scene was a little stomach churning.

    Here is my favorite work story. I was waiting tables during the lunch shift. I see that I am getting an 8 top and just a couple of people have arrived. I go over to get their drink order while they are waiting for the rest. Once I get over to the table and the first woman spoke in this sort of deepish voice, I realized, looking at her that she was a big large for your average woman and perhaps was really a man. I went to the beverage station to make their drinks and my mind started racing. Are they men? Are they women? Perhaps the smaller person is really a woman, but what about the taller, heftier one? I told myself it didn't matter and if I continued to try to figure out what gender each person at the table was born as, I wouldn't be able to do my job. I put it out of my mind and the rest of this party of mostly tall, hefty, deep voiced women arrived. Later after my shift I was carpooling home with my friend Dian, when she asks me - what did you think about waiting on that table of women? At first I didn't know what she meant. Then it occurred to me - I had completely put it out of my mind.

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    1. I meant "a bit large for your average woman" not "a big large for your average woman" I should proof better before I hit that button!

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    2. You're too funny, Duwan! I love the word "tortuga" too. For some reason, I don't remember that scene. Probably blocked it out of my memory.

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  7. I love the e-cards! So funny. I totally miss the office gossip. Now I'm forced to gossip with my husband about Klauss's swim to the beach today (quite impressive), or how well Klauss is doing with his saxophone practice (poorly). Lucy, on Matt's computer.

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    1. I was very confused until I saw that this was from Lucy. What happened to your computer? Klauss sounds like he might be an annoying boat neighbor.

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  8. In the military I was told there are 2 types of leaders. When the best kind says "Jump on the grenade!" you do it, s/he's thinking of the best for your group, with the second, more common, sort, you hold them down on the grenade because you are thinking of the same thing.

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    1. I can imagine there are some great leaders in the military that you would literally be willing put your life on the line for and others...well, not so much.

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  9. Work is for suckers. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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  10. I have learnt a new word today!

    www.volatilespirits.com

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  11. We've probably all had good bosses and bad bosses. Right now i work for the worst boss of all, myself. Talk about a ridiculous perfectionist!

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    1. Oh, I hear you. We're often so hard on ourselves.

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  12. I'm my own boss - although, maybe our dogs are. (And as a gamer, I kill the nasty bosses that prey on the innocent.)

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  13. My favorite 'Boss" is on the TV show NCIS...Jethro Leroy Gibbs. His team call him that and he is everything you could want in someone you work with and for. Loyal, asks for the best you can be, trustworthy, at moments when needed he believes in you. The fact that the actor, Mark Harmon, grows more handsome as the series goes on doesn't hurt his image. He is a boss that inspires, works tirelessly, and has your back. Everyone deserves a boss like that.

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    1. I love that show! There's a reason why it's been on the air for so long and Mark Harmon is a big part of that :-)

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