People at Work: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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What is work? The dictionary definition is a task involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result or a means of earning an income (employment) or the place that one does this. These people are all paid so they are at work.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all do an activity we love and get paid for it also or work in a place where the outlook soothed the soul whilst doing it.

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There are responsibilities. He has to make sure that she is harnessed correctly before he sends her flying over the cruise ship’s pool.

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And making sure that the little girl does not get scratched by the long claws the koala has for climbing trees.

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I would be in my element if I was paid to photograph creatures

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or drive a boat.

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Perhaps though, this work in a place of beauty doing something you love becomes boring?

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As boring as border control (perhaps that depends on what border you control)

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Some work is intermittent

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others constant

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necessary industry

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some are never ending

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and others are simply hard work

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pushing

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and pulling.

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Some work is caring

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exacting

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and life saving.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to People at Work: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. bushboy says:

    A fabulous gallery of busy people Irene 🙂

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  2. And not everyone gets to choose – then the work is extremely hard.

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  3. Ruth says:

    Great gallery of workers. One of my ongoing themes. This July I have a show at Panza Gallery titled People at Work – Primarily Pittsburgh.

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  4. Mukhamani says:

    Wonderful collection 🙂

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, you have some wonderful photos for this week. I really enjoyed viewing them.

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