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Bought new shoes. Didn't change direction.

by zsuzsu on October 15, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

After a year of LOA, I had to go back to same job. Thought I'd be somewhere else at this point. Yeah, I know,I know: "You're lucky you have a job in this economy"...so I bought a new pair of shoes. Thought they'd help.


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