Are you happy at your current job? Do you think there's such a thing as a dream job? What do you hope to be doing five or ten years from now? Are you working towards that goal?
As my current "job" is unemployed, I am not happy. The stress that comes with every day passing and not getting an interview, mounted on top of that a little bit of self doubt starts creeping in, "Why won't they call back? Am I not qualified enough? Should I have dressed a little differently? Is it what I have down on my resume that is turning them away?"
My last job, as my dear readers know, was okay. I *enjoyed* the work for the most part, it was the new management that was ridiculous. I gave him a year, he sucked. Uncle Mike sucks it, the employees there now can't stand him, and yet he remains running the company that I liked into the ground.
Oh sure, there were downtimes with the previous management, but I also knew that she cared about what we thought.
Of course there are dream jobs. I was thinking about this recently, how much emphasis we put on what we do for a living. How we judge people for the jobs that they hold. I remember going to a gathering of English Department people with [Unknown LJ tag]
and when I told people that I worked in pizza delivery the majority kind of did a mental nose wrinkle and stopped talking to me. What they didn't know is that I loved delivering food, I enjoyed meeting new people every day and I liked the cash in hand. What they also didn't know was that I could hold my own in a discussion of major literary works and the plight of the "Great American Novel". Just because I held this position didn't mean I was an idiot or incapable of holding a "more prestigious" job title. The two people who did continue speaking to me were very lovely and we discussed yard sales, Arizona weather patterns, various cacti we had avoided being pricked by and photography. I strive to be a little more like those two people and remind myself that we are not what we do for a living.
Hopefully, in 5-10, I'll have my own coffee shop. I'm working on it now, and I hate waiting for it to happen, but I have to do what I have to do to get this thing off the ground and right now that means 1) get a freaking job, 2) start saving money like whoa and 3) keep learning about the industry and the trends and marketing books and and and and...
Wow. That got long.