I've reached my ten year anniversary at work. This feels like quite a feat. I have mixed feelings about it- partly I am grateful for the job, and reasonably content. But there's also a bit of 'wow, I'm still here doing this?'
But you know what ten years brings.. long service leave, y'all! I'm not sure when I'll get to take it, but it's nice to know it's there. Also I get to choose some sort of 'commemorative' gift. After racking my brains (yes, I have several) I asked for a Bunnings voucher.
I know, I know, that probably seems silly, and very un-commemorative, but that's what I most want. I'm still trying to sell the company on the idea, and they seem dubious. I think they'd much rather get some dopey pen or something, one of those really expensive ones that you'd never use because it's too special, so it would sit in your top drawer for the next thirty years. No thanks.
But Bunnings, people. Think of the possibilities... A BBQ for summer. Chicken wire and posts to build my chicken coop. Lots of plants to make bonsai's out of. Mulch.
Anyways, fingers crossed against the dopey pen.