Would A Squirrel Make A Good Independent Contractor?

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While stumbling upon a pile of pumpkins, this squirrel came along and got me thinking...

 

A squirrel doesn't need to be controlled. They work independently. A squirrel doesn't fear abandonment or rejection when the business of gathering nuts isn't enough or scarce. Squirrels don't feel insecure when they don't get enough attention. A squirrel takes risks. They are aware of their surroundings, stay focused, and keeps moving. They know how high they need to climb and when to quit. A squirrel doesn't take stupid risks and falls from trees flat on their heads. A healthy squirrel understands when the winds and the seasons' change, and the squirrel knows when to gather, what it needs to survive, how it is going to live, what needs to be collected and saved, and what nuts and safety hazards are best to stay away from when going about its business. 

 

You'll never find a squirrel sitting on a park bench weeping, feeling sorry for themselves, eating a box of chocolates, or drinking coffee. Nor will you find a squirrel reading the newspaper, on a cell phone, watching T.V., playing video games, or spending time on the Internet. Squirrels are never lonely and they don't beg for building relationships. 

 

A squirrel doesn't confront you and make you feel uncomfortable. They don't take more of what they receive or need and they only pick the good ones that are ripe and ready, willing and wanting to be picked.  When it comes to problem-solving they are great at negotiating solutions. Also, you'll never see a squirrel running over to the next tree for help. They work independently.

 

by Patricia Feager

 

 

 

 

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Will Hamm - I don't have cats so that's interesting information that I didn't know! I would have guessed raccoons, but not squirrels. You must have many trees with nuts on them and a zillion happy squirrels!

Also, I never would have known that feral cats can be finicky eaters. Will, if I was a cat, I'd want to be a feral one, finicky and live outdoors. 

Oct 06, 2019 08:10 AM #16
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Good morning Patricia. This is clever but also pretty accurate. I think I admire squirrels.

Oct 06, 2019 08:32 AM #17
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I'll hire a squirrel. She'll be able to get behind dryers for missing socks and under dressers for missing jewelry.

Oct 06, 2019 10:22 AM #18
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Hi Partricia - first of all, love the photo! Great catch!  Very interesting concept with these little fur buddies.  I do think our main guy has squirrel like tendencies now that you point it out.  He's just so darn good at everything including climbing higher if need be. And he does squirrel things away just in case we need an extra light or piece of whatever.  Amazing really.  He's fast, quick and little like a squirrel too.  Man oh man, he's been the best squirrel contractor ever!

Oct 06, 2019 11:43 AM #19
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Oct 06, 2019 11:45 AM #20
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Sheila Anderson - Why thank you! "Pretty accurate" sounds good to me!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Oct 06, 2019 11:54 AM #21
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Lauren Williams, CPO - Very resourceful and useful too! Plus, you wouldn't have to worry about hurting your back or getting a hernia! 

Have a great day and seek fun!

Oct 06, 2019 11:56 AM #22
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales - Just think, before that squirrel came along, all I was doing was snapping photos of pumpkins and flowers. I was glad the little fellow popped into the photo unexpectedly.  I must say, the squirrel made the picture more natural and interesting! An Independent Contractor that shows up on time always scores points with me and I make referrals too!

I'm glad to hear your contractor has "squirrel like tendancies." I'm sure there are no problems getting him to go up into the attic to resolve some mysterious problems quickly and efficiently. And by the way, it's always handy to have things stashed away for unexpected/practical items that don't cost you money in case of an emergency. He's a keeper and worth every bit he gets. After all, he's dependable and responsible! 

Oct 06, 2019 12:06 PM #23
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales - thank you for the FEATURE in the BananaTude Group!!! What an honor!!!

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Thank you Patricia. Sounds good to me too. i hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Oct 06, 2019 12:09 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson - Actually, it's quite relaxing. And the sun is out too! I hope your day is terrific in every way!!! If you see any squirrels, let me know what they are doing, okay?

Oct 06, 2019 12:11 PM #26
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Hello again Patricia. I haven't seen a squirrel today but I know they are around and hoarding for the winter.

Oct 06, 2019 12:14 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson - Squirrels make GREAT hoarders because we don't see where they stash the stuff and the environment stays clean. It makes me :=)

Oct 06, 2019 12:21 PM #28
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Indeed they do Patricia. I like to watch them and can not get over the many varieties seen here.

Oct 06, 2019 12:25 PM #29
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We have a squirrel surplus in our neighborhood. 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your photograph.

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Patricia I guess we could all benefit from being a little squirrelly

Oct 06, 2019 01:58 PM #31
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Hi Patricia... always astounded by what you "see." If I sat all day and watched a squirrel I'd have never come up with these wonderful thoughts.

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Patricia, I admire the agility of squirrels and also how you connected it with the life of an independent contractor. 😀

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That's a great picture!  So seasonal and perfect to illustrate your point.  I still like squirrels even though they get a bad rep in the cities.

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 
All of that may be true but they DO EAT A BITE from each of my tomatoes and never finish any!!!  Maybe that is selfishness or just procrastination! (LOL!) 
All the best - Lynn

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