posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 12:30 PM
Sad story, like a few others I think there's a little more to it than not being able to find a job.
I do want to make a point, however...it's something I've noticed more and more as I've gotten older - a lot of (mostly young) people these days
simply can't accept that life isn't as simple as stepping into your dream job, that sometimes you have to struggle and endure in order to
We all have dreams and aspirations of who and what we want to be, attaining that isn't as easy as wanting it. Young people seem to have this attitude
now that certain jobs are degrading or not good enough. I look at it as a kind of ladder, no matter what you want to do you need a good foothold, few
are lucky enough to land a dream job without some struggle.
I'm not what I want to be, at all. I have a job and enjoy it most days, as a youngster I wanted to be something great, like we all do. Wanted to make
my mark doing my own thing, but I always understood that it's best in the meantime to knuckle down and try my best to get by. So I do my job and in
my spare time I'll do whatever comes to mind, I was always quite studious and enjoyed learning new things - as an example on a whim the other day I
googled how refrigerators worked and read a bunch of stuff not because I had to but because it's something I'm interested in and learning is always
good. We live in privileged times where you can educate yourself or even promote yourself easily online. I think this girl's been depressed, being
jobless probably didn't help, but I wonder what steps she'd taken on that road to becoming a television producer...
The person who has the ability to furnish you with your dream job will be more impressed if you cleaned toilets to support yourself while you chased
that dream than they will be if you tell them you've sat around doing little to nothing in the hopes that your dream job will find you. They'll
respect you more and know that you've a good work ethic if you do a menial job in the meantime, a foot on the ladder, while still developing your
skills with a view to achieving your goals.
They're less likely to give you any job if you don't currently have a job, more-so if you haven't worked in a year or two. I've been in this
position when I worked in production on temporary contracts, it wasn't fun and I got laid off a lot, often for long periods and struggled to find
work. It was kind of my own fault, I'd moved to a rural area for one and limited my chances. So I moved back to the city and there were more
opportunities, didn't really want to, but life isn't about getting what you want all the time, and I think this is the crux of the whole matter.
People don't want to make sacrifices, seems it's a common mindset these days...that everything should just fall into place and be easy, I wonder
where that mentality is coming from...tv anyone?
I refuse to accept that there are no jobs out there, it simply isn't true. I know people who hold down multiple jobs, but hard, laborious, menial,
low-paid jobs. I also know people who would rather claim jobseekers allowance because such trivial or supposedly "degrading" jobs are beneath them.
No job is beneath me, if it pays and I need it, I'll do it...and with pride. But there are jobs, I look for new jobs all the time, I've a foot on
the ladder but I want to progress, the job I do now has given me a broader skill set that will help me move onwards and upwards...there ARE jobs
there, they just all ain't so glamorous...and that what a lot of young people want or think they deserve these days, fame and fortune and a lifetime
of high living...sorry, but it's simply unrealistic.
As an example, I have a friend from childhood, he's in his 30's, he has a child who he doesn't ever see because it was going to "ruin his life",
he thinks he's going to be a successful musician, maybe he will...but he's had like 2 jobs since he left school, he's worked a collective month of
his adult life without exaggeration...he has to concentrate on "his music". Totally selfish as hell, spoiled rotten by his mother, dreams and
aspirations of being a rock star, he can play guitar reasonably well, I play too, not to be arrogant but slightly better. I think it's a cop-out on
his part, he doesn't study music, barely knows what a scale or a key signature is...he's lazy in pursuit of his dreams, spends his days playing
computer games, stopping occasionally to pluck a few notes. He's one of several people I've known throughout my adult life with this mindset.
Even when I was employed as a dishwasher I did it with pride, and why not - apparently it's incredibly difficult and nobody wants to do it...not
difficult, just not fun, not beneath me...but not glamorous.
Sad story, indeed...but there are several gems of enlightenment to be extrapolated by those in a similar situation, do whatever you can while you work
on your dreams...2 years is a long time, a lot of learning can be done in 2 years.