reply to post by stinka
Don't let anyone tell you what to do, you know the situation, you are the wise one here, everyone who thinks you should play along in this crooked
game either doesn't realise they're being conned or wants others to feel the misery of their daily life.
When I graduated from university I found it extremely difficult to get a job, any job. The only one I've had since graduating 3 years ago was working
for a family business on a government funded scheme which ran for 6 months and the idea was that they would take you on after 6 months.
How naive was I?
Turns out they just want your free labour, paid by the government and when the 6 months are up they just get rid of you and take on someone else on
the scheme for free.
And the boss was a complete and utter tosser to me, and treated me like dirt.
So off I was back in the unemployment line.
I've also done various voluntary work placements, but never materialise into anything.
I was starting to become depressed, unable to even get a job in a shop, I was losing sleep almost every night.
Then all of a sudden I thought F*** it!
And I started spending my time working on my portfolio (I am a 3d artist related to my degree) every day.
I am so much happier and I don't have time for a job.
I get up in the morning, and work on my portfolio until about 6 o'clock, I then play on my guitar (I'm really starting to get good now), then I spend
the rest of the evening doing what I want and researching and learning new things on the internet.
I feel like I've found myself again, and if I keep at my 3d artwork then hopefully my portfolio will be so impressive that people will want me to work
for them, or I could get so good at the guitar that I could start giving lessons.
Just go with the flow.
Working 9-5 for some rude employer and end up with nothing to show for it at the end of the week is a mugs game imo.
People always tell me that lifes short, and I always think well why are you wasting all of it in a crappy shop/office/factory for just enough to live
off then? And then telling me to do the same?
You know what gave me this epiphany?
This video which was posted on this site a couple of months ago, and I have to say, of all the careers advice I have had, this is the best:
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