Thursday, May 25, 2006

This job would be great if it weren't for the people

*WARNING: Bitch session ahead*

So I'm really starting to hate my job.

First of all, it's pretty administrative which I find boring and, quite frankly, beneath my capabilities. No offence to you admin types out there, but I consider myself a little too bright to be working at what amounts to an office assembly line.

I hate the fact that I sit in front of a computer all day. I told myself that I would never have that kind of job, but here I am.

It's 9-5 which I also swore I would avoid, but the upside is that I never have to bring my work home with me - another vow I had made myself.

Today this lady who is in a more senior position really pushed my buttons by being rude. See, I've never much respected authority and I don't think the fact that someone has a longer title than me means they can cease being polite and decent. I'm a pretty principled person and I won't allow myself to be trampled upon. This has made me quit more than my fair share of jobs over the years. This was a more mild case of rudeness, so I bit my tongue while I seethed inside. The problem is that this sort of incident reminds me of all my vows and how I'm terribly disappointing career-wise; to myself, if no one else.

So what's a guy to do? I check all the media-related job boards every day, but I gotta tell ya, nothing's really striking my fancy. Something tells me Ry-High was a bad idea.

I've thought about starting my own business but it all comes down to "what are you passionate about?", which is even more depressing: nothing. The closest thing I can come up with is movies and sports. So what, I should open a video store? No thanks. And since I'm a little too old to be taking up a sport as a profession, my well of "passions" is running dry.

How would I describe my dream job?
- I don't sit in front of a computer all day
- I have little if any interaction with the general public
- I don't have to sweat it in my sleep
- Pays the bills
- Requires little if any ass kissing
- Requires half a brain
- Contributes to society as a whole
- Allows me to take some measure of pride in my accomplishments

So I put it to you, avid readers: what job would you see me doing?

I swear I'm just gonna start whoring myself out...

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1 comment:

Char said...

I'm afraid you're gonna have to figure it out yourself, my friend.

In the meantime, have a cyber hug: