Forced back into work!?
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.
Some of the ideas can be found in steve pavlina’s blog, for example: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/07/10-reasons-you-should-never-get-a-job/
Hi Kevin, I don’t know what to tell you…but let me know if you figure it out :)
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.”
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.
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.”
“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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