Dream Job

In humor, Office humor, Wage Slaves, work life balance on November 14, 2011 at 02:16

Some professions are cooler than others. Admit it. If everyone from your school grew up to be what he or she wanted, we would have too many astronauts and Rock Stars. The economic impact of such utopia would be good subject matter for the next paperback hit. Fortunately, a classic bottle neck filters out the lucky bastards from the also-rans.

By the law of averages, you the reader are probably an also-ran. I feel a kinship with you already.

Youth is a great thing and most people are optimistic by default. The result is dreams and its waking love child: hope. Regardless of track record, dreams continue to show up, shameless and smug. They are like static, always there but not dwelled upon.

You even try your bit to feel like you have not given up: Guitar classes on weekends and half an hour of daily practice. But after earning your loaf from 9 to 5, you are running virtually on empty.

You are jolted to reality by a hard strummed Am (A minor) hit by your 9 year old batch mate. Very good says the instructor to the kid looking at you with deep despondence. With your fat grown-up fingers stuck ungracefully between the frets, mouth ajar and eyes sleepy, all you can give in return is a blank look. As the kid’s young and nimble fingers continue to thread actual music effortlessly through the acoustic instrument, you are run over by an epiphany:

A dream job is an oxymoron.

– J.

  1. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce
    a superb article… but what can I say… I procrastinate
    a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

  2. good one. It’s ideal to work on what you love for everything else its slaveincroporated

  3. I think nearly any job can turn out to be your dream job if you approach it with the attitude that you are going to make a positive difference that day. I was a college professor. Most of my colleagues complained about the most insane stuff; I loved what I did. I could have complained, too, but chose to find the joy in it.

    I bet rock stars complain a lot, too… 😉

    Nice Venn diagram!

    • A Prof, now tht is something I didn’t know wow

      My father was a Prof. too and he loved it, especially all the holidays and vacations corporate slaves only dream about

      You are right, people’s capacity to complain can never be underestimated

      My policy is: be grateful for what you got but never settle

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