Monday, April 12, 2010

bitter

This evening I discovered that I make less per hour than a census worker.

But Neil Gaiman loves librarians, so I suppose that counts for something.


(Okay, I admit this interview made my heart swell a bit with pride. Not much better in the world then watching a kid get excited over the nonfiction section. It's a rare thing, & precious.)

8 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

Unlike the census workers, you have the respect of a whole lot of people-- not just Mr. Gaiman. Plus you are bringing teh hotness.

Carteach0 said...

Breda.... what you are paid has little to do with your value, I'm sorry to say. To those of your patrons who really need you, you are a lifesaver. To your friends, your value is beyond anything simple dollars can count.

Besides.... 'Census Taker' sounds a bit like 'Water Street Crack Whore' to me. I have heard they exist, but I suspect it's not a great job and certainly won't be around long.

Jeff the Baptist said...

Not exactly, most of those census takers are temporary employees. They're making more than you now, but in a less than a year they'll be out of work.

reflectoscope said...

What Carteach0 said.

Jim

Jay G said...

Yeah. Kinda like how I felt when I found out that the toll takers on the MA pike make more than I do...

And no one loves sales guys... :(

Ken said...

@Jay G, good "sales guys" are worth their weight in ammo (professional selling and entrepreneurship are two of my main research interests). The first national accounts rep at my old company was the best I ever saw. He cared about doing a job for the customer and he did his homework.

PPPP said...

They have to pay them more because nobody wants the job. And, everybody knows it's only temporary, and while they're working as a CT, they can't be looking for better work. Plus, nobody really likes nosy census takers.

And we all love you. They get the money; you get the love. 'Twould be nice to get both, though.

joe said...

My mother worked as a census taker in 1980. It was a miserable job, especially since she had 3 kids under 5 with her. The only good news is that we were in a small, rural area with mostly friendly people.