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Work is a 4-letter word

Apparently, there's a new AtS promo doing the rounds - as well as some new episode summaries. Urghhh - I wish I had the time to go check. Unfortunately, today it's one problem after another at work and I'm sick of it! AAAAAARRRRRGGH!!!! I HATE MY JOB!!!

There. I've said it. I hate it. I do.

And saying it doesn't make me feel any better. Nosirree...it just makes me more depressed and angry and frustrated and I just wanna. rip. things. to. shreds!

O God! why can't I be independently wealthy? Win the lottery or something (although I think I might stand a bigger chance of winning if I'd actually buy a ticket)?

Another thing that's been bothering me lately is the realisation that we're going to be moving in about 6 months, to a location that is totally inaccessible. No public transport going anywhere near it, and if you go by car, it's guaranteed tailbacks on the motorway going in in the mornings and coming back at night. It's going to add an hour, hour and a half, to my commute every single day. So not looking forward to it.

So people tell me: move! Find another job, preferably one in your area! Easier said than done. In case they hadn't noticed: we're in the middle of a bloody recession. Jobs are a lot thinner on the ground than they were a year, two years ago. Nice, interesting, well-paying jobs with indefinite contracts, even thinner. And I have a mortgage to consider.

But that's not even the main reason I procrastinate. I'm 41 years old, and I still haven't worked out what I want to do. I don't think I ever will. I mean, I started out as an archaeologist, and I. loved. that. Digging in the dirt, working in the great outdoors, interpreting finds or non-finds as the case may be, preparing and setting up exhibitions, writing articles and holding talks - ah, that was the life for me! But sadly, a combination of the last recession and personal circumstances (i.e. long-term illness) brought an end to that career.

Then automisation and IT became the next buzz word and what did I do? I took a post-grad course. And then a job leading a project at a wonderful museum. But when it finished, the museum had no funds to keep me on and that's how I ended up working for this multi-national corporation that's the worldleader in the manufacture and sale of printers (and computers and digital cameras and tapestreamers and God knows what else, but it's mainly printers).

So, here I am, not knowing WTF I ever want to do job-wise, and not really interested in putting any energy into finding out. Because there's another reason I don't take this 'must find another job' thing seriously, and that is: I'm bone-idle.



( 18 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Sep. 18th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)
I always wondered what Mom did with the twin that I just knew I had out there!

Sep. 18th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
Now you know: I'm here

::waves excitedly::
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:36 am (UTC)
But yesterday I was your twin! This is turning out to be some alarming multiple birth.

**Bone Idle and Proud**
Sep. 19th, 2003 01:24 am (UTC)
Nonono! You and I were the same person split down the middle. There is a difference!
Sep. 18th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC)
I don't know about idle, but I do know I hate doing things that are not my things, if you know what I mean. That is everything besides writing, painting, occasional craft stuff and being idle. Oh, and reading.
I'm just sort of in the middle of a mid-life crisis...Never knew what I had a calling for, adn I still don't. My utterly sweet employers are letting me take the time to find out what I really want, will pay for tests and stuff, but in the end I'll still have to do something to earn my keep, right?
Sep. 18th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC)
Aye, there's the rub...unless you can find a way to make your writing, painting and occasional craft stuff pay the bills and keep you in the manner to which you have become accustomed, or close to it...You have looked into that possibility, have you not?
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
erm, yes...And no way. I earn too much to ever make enough money. Unless I become a famous painter or fantasy novelist, which is my goal of course, but not a future to be counted on, hm?
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)
no, although I hear that dying young and undiscovered helps...although I'm sure that's not an avenue you're willing to take ;-).
Sep. 18th, 2003 10:24 am (UTC)
Unless Spike himself kills me and makes me a vampire, no, not really...
Sep. 19th, 2003 01:26 am (UTC)
That's just - ewww, I don't think I wanna go there ;-)
Sep. 19th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
Ew? Hm, I feel quite different at the thought Of JM's teeth in my neck...
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)

Run, don't walk, and download the promo. It's fanfuckingtastic!!

I think it should be up soon on spikeonangel.com.
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm feeling stagnant in my job now too. I know I should move on to something else but I hate the uncertainties: even if I could find something else my next job might not be any better, plus having to move (slim pickin's round here so I'd more than likely have to move), stress of meeting new people, adapting to new surroundings, etc. I have it better than some, I know, but sometimes I feel like I'm spinning my wheels.

::Runs off to Louisiana to buy lottery ticket::
Sep. 18th, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
I always wanted to be an archaeologist, but I had a terrible fear of skeletons when I was younger and I couldn't hack the idea.
Sep. 19th, 2003 01:23 am (UTC)
Oh sweetheart, you can be an archaeologist without ever encountering a single skeleton! I know I haven't, as yet...(dried-out husks, yes; petrified faeces, certainly; and in one nauseating instance, decomposing body parts -- but they were recent!). It's all a matter of choosing your specialty, really.
Sep. 19th, 2003 09:17 am (UTC)
decomposing body parts ?

I'm split between:



"You're not really selling me the job. I'll stick to watching Time Team on the telly"
Sep. 18th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
To lessen your search time...
...all the sumaries are up at spoilerslayer.com and the promo is available for download from the spoiler forum at sparklies.org
Sep. 19th, 2003 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: To lessen your search time...
Cheers! I'll have a butcher's if I can squeeze it in today, and start my weekend in a better mood.
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