Tuesday, April 17, 2007

work mutter

Nothing to update...So I'm gonna mutter as usuals...

"As predicted, working life was gonna be MUCH LESS enjoyable compared to college life. College was about naps in the afternoon, doing work when you feel like it, no bosses to push you around, plenty of free time etc etc. Now the time where everyone lives till the day they retire has come, THE WORKING PERIOD. It's a life where you have to pull yourself out of bed early every morning, walk/drive yourself to work with those heavy eyes, and do your work for 8 hours or more everyday. It isn't easy, never was, from the first day the corporate life was invented, it was always challenging.

Yet I earn quite a bit each month, plus benefits, which you can never get out of some part time sales job or being a waitress at some cafe. Somehow it's different, coz with the amount you are earning, you start planning what to buy, how to save, budgeting etc. It makes you feel so much more adult and able to do things that really matters. Yet, time is never enough, you wish you have more time, only to be drawn to more work, and more things to fill in during times when you are free. You feel you need a long break, a holiday where you don't have to face your work and your colleagues... only to wake up for work again the next morning... really, it's tiring.

At the office, things which are common are gossiping, politics, jealousy, backstabbing... ok maybe it's not always the bad things... you do have good times like a colleague helping you out, jokes where everyones laughing, outings which are enjoyable etc... But it all sounds too fake, where the connection of a friend to a friend, heart to heart never really occurs. Maybe it does, but I guess it's really rare to find a true friend in the working world, one that can really click with you.

Ya I guess that's it with my ranting on work. I wish I could enjoy college once more, but this is life, one phase after the next. Soon, I'll be moving on to a better job, that's always the next phase I'm looking forward to as a working adult..."



Anonymous said...

Yeah you are right that getting out of college is a bummer- it has made me really think about what I want to do with my life. You know- having a Life rather that just making a Living. It's all about our calling to be holy no matter what our station in life... Which is not to say that I have it figured out, just that I am trying. (-:


David said...

yah...guess that's life. One step at a time and getting on with it.

I'm a christian too btw! Praise God. Trying to manage that holiness too in spite of all the busyness...

Glad to have met you Amanda. =)Hope to see ya dropping by often.