Forced back into work!?

3 years, 8 months ago

Hello everyone. I discovered this site around two weeks ago and It has already changed my life. I am 26 years old and have been working since I was 14. I always hated school and working. Even though I hate working, I do a damn good job whenever I am at a job. My last job ended 5 months ago. I was fired for the first time (purposely). I have worked for dumb people before but holy cow I finally meet the two worst human beings I have ever encountered and finally told them what I thought of the after a year and a eight months of BS. I have been out of the job since December 19th. I am now enrolled in college for the first time and it’s not so bad. I have been living off of financial aid, and buying old mopeds, fixing them up, and selling them. I am pretty much out of money now and think I have to get a job again which I am dreading. I have always loved art and have always wanted to make a living from it. I feel as though I am not made to work a shitty job any longer. I have been put in the hospital for nervous breakdowns before due to work. Anyone have any ideas of how to avoid getting a job? All I want are ideas. This site has made me truly believe that some how I can support myself without a job. Sorry for the long post. Any ideas are more then welcome. Thank you.


May 24, 2011 at 6:21 am

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Profile photo of Fedor Fedor (@fb0t) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

Some of the ideas can be found in steve pavlina’s blog, for example:

Profile photo of Em Em (@emily) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

Hi Kevin, I don’t know what to tell you…but let me know if you figure it out :)

Profile photo of paul_g paul_g (@paulg) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

Let’s pull out good ol’ Sigmund F on this one: “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” “Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.”
What he’s trying to say in this thread is that by not having guided you into a learning/work atmosphere that you can enjoy, life threatens to take a fundamental ingredient of your personal life away from you. in other words, if you don’t fight and try to conquer so far untreaded territory, namely work that you can enjoy, you will surrender something important to the random circumstances having governed your work life so far, namely that work wasn’t too much fun. hope this makes sense somehow.

Profile photo of Moses Moses (@moses) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

I would start with getting out of the mindset of dreading a job. I know for the most part they suck but i think that would just hurt you more in the long run. Jobs are just a part of life anymore. Maybe you will get a job soon that you love and great oppurtunties will arise from it. “Do what you love and youll never work a day in your life.” Im hoping that I can be my own boss someday. i think that will be better for me.
I always try to go into a situation open minded. If you wake up in the morning and tell yourself your going to have a shitty day, your going to have a shitty day.
If you love art. Be a artist! I think that would be awesome. I just bought a little sketch pad that i been messing around with…and now that you mention it, i think i might go paint with my sister soon.
Im in college too and its not too bad. Although i hated my general classes
Anyways, do what makes you happy and you’ll be good. Thats how I look at it at least.

Profile photo of Kevin Kevin (@benly150) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

Feor – Thank you for the link. Very, very, awesome!

A job = stress, depression, madness, anger, and hate.

I don’t like any of the things listed above. Such things are road to hell as I know it.

Anyways, I recently put a blog up. Hopefully somehow it will manifest into an anomaly, and help support my living, but who knows.

A quote I found in a post from this site: “At all costs, you must LOVE what you do.”

Profile photo of TheSkaFish TheSkaFish M (@theskafish) 2 years, 10 months ago ago


“A job = stress, depression, madness, anger, and hate.”

@benly150, I feel ya. For me, the list isn’t complete without regret and self-loathing though. While I am jobless now, just the other day I got depressed just THINKING about how it’s going to be once I am in a job again. On a more constructive note, just thought I’d move this thread back up in case any new people come around with ideas on how to escape the flourescent dungeon aka work.

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