Monday, June 16, 2008

Looking for a job

I'm experiencing a sort of writers block (probably because I have no papers to write and no need to procrostinate. :)) So bear with me on these posts 'till I get back to normal. :-)

So, my father keeps telling me to look for a job, and I really don't want to. I just graduated college and am working full time at the job I've had since last summer (as staff support for rent managment). I like my current job. Its perfect for me right now. I can take off basically any day I want (as long as my coworker is in that day) and I have alot of freedom, generally. Now, I know its a bad job, and I know I need to find a better job, it's just that I don't want to right now. I don't care now. Now I just want to rest.

Honestly I don't see what the big deal is. I'm 20 and already a college grad. Most (not all) people my age are still in college, and some with a long way to go (and I'm not talking grad school). I don't understand why I NEED to look for a job so quickly. Why can't I enjoy my youth? I have the rest of my life to work.

Not only that, but I have the type of personality in which I get sick of doing the same old routine nonsense over and over again (and nothing is more routine than my current job), so I begin to flip out, and find myself things to do to either a) get my mind off the fact that the main thing in my life is routine, or b) find a new "main" thing in my life to focus on.

For the past 20 years, I couldn't choose what my main daily focus was, because that was always mom/babysitter, daycare, elementary, HS and college, so I would always find random activities to occupy my thought so I wouldn't go insane (dance class, swim class, gymnastics), then shuirim, shopping excursions with friends, now karate class, and so forth. Now, that I'm done with college, I can officially choose what I want to focus on. And so, what I need, is for me to flip out on the fact that my job is so boring, alot of energy, and many sleepless nights, and I will find myself a job, that will be challenging and have room for growth, so that the "routine" won't be for so long.

All I need is space and a nice break so that the fact that I graduated college settles in. :)


Dave said...

This is a bad economy, and it is well on its way to turning into a worse one.

Finding a better job may be quite difficult, which would be an argument for starting sooner rather than later.

However, I seem to recall that you'd talked about Law School at one point in this blog.

The ideal time to go to graduate school is when the economy is in bad straights, because you have a much lower opportunity cost (you aren't forgoing a good salary to go back to school).

Dave said...

Straits even. I will learn to read responses carefully before posting in a system that doesn't allow for editing.

Some day.

frumskeptic said...

everyone seems to think I should go to law school. I want to go to law school less than I want find a job.

I am not at all a studious person and the thought of studying really hard for the next three years really frightens me. Plus I don't think I know the first thing about LSATS and general law school admissions!

BUt I do see the point in WHY i should search for a job, I just reallllly dont want to

Moshe said...

Here's why not to search for a better job, you live with your parents and don't need to pay rent.
You should, however, start thinking about what you want to do if you don't want to be a lawyer.

Jessica said...

You're father's just being a father. He's worried that you'll just settle for staying at the job you have now, rather than getting a higher paying job that requires you to have some sort of degree. It's that whole "you've got so much potential" thing. I'd say humor him and do a job search. You never know, you may actually find something that interests you.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Anita man- I don't know you but I'm being honest with you man; I think you should SERIOUSLY get out of New York and go traveling a little. From what I can tell here you need to get out of Brooklyn more than a mouse from a mouse trap! (strange משל, I know..) You can go anywhere- heck you can go to Russia for all I care- but I think particularly at this point in a persons life (not that you're not already quite accomplished) I think it can be very culturally and socially beneficial to see other societies and ways of life (and not just the Bahamas!!).

You obviously know yourself better than me, but I'd suggest it to anyone...

Dave said...

The same conditions good for more education also do make it a good time to travel.

Working for a bit to save money (possibly more than a bit -- the dollar being the pillar of strength that it is) and then travelling is an excellent idea, if you can swing it.