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On September 4, 1990, I started my first day at The Jewish Museum.

Things have changed so much. As has my job, as have my skills and responsibilities and title and as has my place of work. But I am still there.

Part of me thinks I am frelling nuts to be in the same job, promotions and changes notwithstanding. There is a good chance that I will be in this job, or something like it, for the rest of my working life. And that might not be the smartest move. It certainly isn't the most lucrative.

But it suits me. I liked the museum then, I like it now. I might gripe (a lot, and usually offline), but I get to be part of some really cool stuff. I get to work in the arts. I get to do something more than just make money for bosses. To some degree, it's home. And while maybe I should have moved on long ago, I think I am pretty lucky to be there.

Even if, come Tuesday and a press event right after a holiday weekend, I will be griping again. But it's my griping place and that will do.

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Date: Sep. 5th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mazel tov on the longevity. There is much to be said for stability, and if the job is a good fit, why screw with a winner? I love the JM, and actually joined it for the first time when I went to visit the Curious George/HA & Margaret Rey exhibit. Maybe next time I get up there I can let you know in advance and we can do lunch or a snack or something. The restaurant makes a great gazpacho.

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Date: Sep. 5th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] innerbrat
Masel tov!

I'm really looking into visiting, when I have time to myself that isn't spent recuperating from all the moving in I'm doing. There should maybe be lunch?

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Date: Sep. 5th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations. I've been in my post since 1990 too. Museum's have their politics and angst but there's also a deep peace about them. Here's to the next 20 years for you, 12 years til retirement for me.


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