This isnt really a trigger phrase, more of a trigger situation...
Its a horrid, awful, I-wanna-cry feeling. I dont like being in this position. At least this time its simply a case of being in demand (and I am thankful for that!!) it still has too many "earier similars" for me to really think clearly enough. I feel BAD.
Ahem, that was a bit of a novel...
I would like to know what you mean by FIFO.
I can totally relate to your situation. Industry recruiters are like real estate agents.
In many instances while working as a "temp", I would be sent to a job that was way over my head. Yes, I had a great reputation for figuring out systems that no one else had even heard of, but I had explicitly stated that ***** was a definite no-no.
I was not particularly impressed when I was sent to a job to finish a super-professional document on that very system. Not only did I have one day to finish it on a system that takes months to figure out because it was never systematic in the first place, but then I discovered that the original person had not backed up files and the bulk of the work had been corrupted! Suddenly, I was the one at fault--and I hadn't done anything yet!
Don't let other people manipulate you through guilt. That is the function of religion. You've made a decision in favor your own survival and time with your family. In a world where family often takes second place to career, you have made a bold and honorable decision--and if you're really in such demand in "your industry", you can use some of your extra spare time to feel out which is the next "best move" to make on your own terms. Enjoy the power!
I've often, over the years, made reference to other churches doing that, particularly in medieval times but also lately. That never ever was meant to excuse anything CofS did- though some people did think that's what I was trying to do. No, I always meant that as an indictment again CofS. CofS claimed to be better than all of them other guys. Instead, they've consistently behaved in a manner quite reminiscent of one of the most blood thirsty periods in religious history.
Thank you Xenu and Claire for validating my name!
This is Not Ok, was the most common answer to any CSW I ever wrote, such as, "It's my father's retirement party, I'd like to go", "I don't want to get posted at Flag today (Dec 23), can't I go next week so I can spend Christmas with my young children?", or the dreaded verbal CSW, "I think we've regged her enough, let's give her a break.".