June 25, 2005

Job #12 and a lifetime more to go

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under employment, growing up

It’s 10:15 on Friday night.

I have secured my 12th job. It feels a little weird. I am happy to be leaving the area where I am in but I am not quite sure if this next job is “the one” or if it is just preparing me for job #13. I am exhausted. You’d think that job hunting and finding would be easy for someone like me who has had so many jobs. It’s not.

People give me a lot of shit for wanting something more, something better. They say, “be thankful that you have a job.” Blame my stupidity. I have been listening to an audiobook called, “The Millionaire Mind,” by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD. He says that people who were told they wouldn’t be successful because they did poorly in school/standardized tests are often the ones that make it the farthest. Damn right! I had the conflicting messages. My teachers didn’t expect me to amount to much at times but my parents always gave me the “as long as you do your best” speech.

Sometimes I think it’s a curse. Other times I am thankful for being so driven. I am 28 and I have been a homeowner for 3 years. I am not rich by any means. I have enough. I have no debts (unless you count the mortgage). Somedays I think that it might be cool to have a nicer car or a hottub. Maybe a giant tv with surround sound. But I am doing alright without those things.

I am not looking for extra cash. I feel that if you are going to spend a good portion of your life at your job it had damn well better be satisfying. There are much faster ways to make money at not so satisfying jobs. I could be a drug dealer or a sex worker (although something says that sex worker may be a little fun for a little while).

If I am going to work under someone, that someone had better be a damn good leader and I should learn something from them. Otherwise what is the point? Why not be self-employed?


One Response to “Job #12 and a lifetime more to go”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Are you nutz?
    Being a sexworker is NOT all fun and games. Don’t you ever watch COPS? Law and Order?
    Yea yea seems like it would be cool but then you see Girl 6 and realize it is not all fun and games.

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