Straight Talk From The Campfire

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here.

It is strange wearing dress clothes to work. I have worn cargo pants and boots for nearly 13 years and Carhartt before that. That is 18 to 20 years of hard-charging from cranes to cargo to corrections.

I will have to adjust my customer service in my new role as a volunteer coordinator. They have always been there

I am comfortable interacting with anyone on many levels, so interaction with the public for the improvement of an institutional environment is something I can get behind.

In my experience, the men who have worked for me respected genuine and straightforward talk. I will see how that works for me in the suit world.

People are people wherever you go and biases should be put aside.

Recognizing biases is a good start for changing thought processes. There are a lot of times I more comfortable interacting with this guy

Over this guy.

That is a bias I will have to adjust within myself. People are People.

It is a great time to transition at this phase of life.

I am a little punch drunk from a few knocks to the noggin and I need to preserve any brilliance in brain cells as long as I can.

My body will thank me later as well provided I stay active. As for active, today I plan on working with my hands.

The ducks need wing clipping, seed needs to get in the ground and knives need handles. One cannot do that in a suit, and running around all day with clean fingernails would be disastrous to my well being.

I will keep you updated. It is a brand new day.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

51 thoughts on “Straight Talk From The Campfire”

  1. It’s great that you have been able to work in different environments, that will help you a lot in your new job. I know you’ll do well there. Have a wonderful day!😀😺🌞

  2. Looking good Benjamin. I used to wear a suit every day to work as well and while I looked good, the attire did not always “suit” the part of my job that related to construction site inspections. Glad things are going well for you. Allan

          1. ‘Been called back to work already, bro. That’s why I’ve been quiet, lol. Thanks for asking. 🙂 (We’re slowly going out of national lockdown this 12th.)

  3. You look amazing!!

    I’m sure you will fit right in- and yes upfront honest and direct 🙌 don’t be badge heavy lol 😄✌️

    Congrats to you!! 🥳 you gonna do amazing!

    You can still get fingernails dirty on the weekends lol

          1. I always feel like it’s some holiday 🙄😄 every time I turn around it’s a holiday lol

            But yes love Easter 🐣 🥚 🐰❤️

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