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Date: 8/16/12 12:02 PM

Debbie's "Stitches and Seams" is the first blog I check every day. She hasn't posted since 8/29 - I know there's a new house and a new job, I also know about "the Marine", so I'm hoping all is well. Does anyone know?

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Date: 8/16/12 12:28 PM

Oh, I think she's always out there somewhere. People come and go and do their own thing. I'm sure she knows she's appreciated by many people.

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Date: 8/16/12 12:28 PM

Debbie Cook

I have not looked at her site in a couple of weeks. I do try to keep up with her as she has wonderful info on the site. The top picture is not showing when I linked things.

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Date: 8/16/12 3:15 PM

Her blog spot has been like this for a week now. I keep checking it too because I frequently refer to Debbie's CS info. misschris mentioned her blog spot moved on the Janome CoverPro Coverstitch Machines CP900 & CP1000 thread at the bottom of Pg. 427.

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Date: 8/16/12 5:20 PM

I think some of the problem with Debbie's blog is that her older photos were hosted on her website which appears to be down (also explains why some of the links to her photos on PR aren't working). I'm sure next time she logs in to blogger, if she has time, she'll fix whatever the problem is.

Life often gets in the way of things we enjoy, or our priorities change. Hopefully the changes in Debbie's life are all good ones.

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Date: 8/16/12 5:32 PM

If Debbie reads this.., and anyone else who is working in an office; what's it like to walk down those halls, get coffee from an office coffee maker, have meetings?

Do you wear high heels or flats? Blazers or sweaters over your dresses, hose, tights? Is filing still around, or is it all on a computer now? Briefcases?

I've got a Target T on with a Kwik Sew skirt, and clogs, and a Kwik Sew apron. I know bathrooms, ironing, vacuuming, and dinner. The office atmosphere sometimes seems like TV to me.

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Date: 8/16/12 7:39 PM

I don't know about anyone else's office job, but when I was working, you could get coffee from the kitchenette. I didn't drink the stuff so I had nothing to do with starting the first pot in the morning. You wear professional attire that gets fancier (i.e. blazers, skirt and blouse, etc.) as you go further up the corporate ladder. High heels or flats, depending on your preference. Panty hose are optional in the hot, humid weather we have. Filing is still the norm even though more and more companies are trying to go
"paperless".

I interviewed for an administrative position at the bank where I used to work and the description given to me by the manager of one of my responsibilities as an hourly wage earner sounded more like that of a salaried employee. Needless to say, with downsizing, rightsizing, whatever they want to call it, the game plan has to change to keep up with the times and the economy. You have to do what you can to keep the accounts you have so new and innovative ways of doing business keep cropping up. One of my responsibilities was described as "building a relationship with each client by going to lunch with my point of contact at that company and an occasional pizza party for the entire office of that POC" (suggested by the manager). As an hourly employee, I've never had an expense account, but it sounds like I'll need one if I get the job.

I have to say that the manager's vision of the position was very well thought out and a lot more exciting than the previous positions I've held. Now, if he could just make up his mind who he is going to hire.....
-- Edited on 8/16/12 7:57 PM --

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Date: 8/16/12 7:43 PM

I know it's hard work and you get tired and have to possibly do some/lots of house work, but there are times I think it would be nice to work again.
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Date: 8/17/12 2:02 AM

What's nice, imo, is the pay cheque.

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Date: 8/17/12 6:22 AM

I worked in a bank for a few years almost twenty years ago. The thought of pantyhose and pumps still makes me shudder.

I'm a nurse. It's hard work, and there's nights, weekends, holidays, blood, vomit, ahem-waste, pus, sputum, death, etc. BUT...I wear pajamas (scrubs) and sneakers to work. Yeah, it helps.

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