Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 17 @ 4:49pm
I know tomorrow is "A Day At Work," but since these things are heavy on my mind I'll post them now. I also have something else work-related and more lighthearted in store for then.

This shot was taken early this morning after walking in to find over a hundred boxes to crack into. Starting this week I'll be clocking in at around 5:45 ... obviously, no fun. I'm in charge of a backstock area at a high-grossing retail chain location. It's unfortunately found a great deal of success through exploiting art and underground culture by way of commerce. But a job's a job, right?

The pay is insulting, and as a corporation they've never been too interested in the welfare of their employees. Though I've been with the company three years total and never so much as received a review, I daily remind myself that I've taken on much more difficult jobs in the past. The things that keep me coming in each day are:
-knowing I'll be able to spend the day in solitude
-having freedom to spend this time listening to music and books
-and when the day is over, being allotted ample time and the mental energy required to take on the things I love.

I guess I'm writing all this because I know so many others who are also struggling to pave a path for themselves, so they can one day make a living doing something they truly love. Forces inside us pull as we continue to trust that these creative leanings and pursuits will not be in vain.

Thanks for listening to this lengthy rant. Sharing does help, as does lots and lots of coffee!

Comments

TrickyD says:
A job is a job, in this economy. Something better will come along eventually.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 4:54pm -
k_bone says:
Very true, @TrickyD . Really shouldn't complain.

Thanks.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 5:24pm -
mims attack says:
sometimes you gotta do the crap stuff to get the time to do the rad stuff.. very few get to do have fun 100% of the time. we all hate those people.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 6:27pm -
orangebeard says:
hey neighbor. way to persevere through the tough job. just know that one day, you will have that dream job. keep working hard. it will happen!
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:01pm -
mynameisjason says:
hang in there, sir.
and oddly enough, i'm wearing that same shirt today. huh.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:14pm -
wondermade says:
Great caption
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:37pm -
CraigwithaK says:
hey brother, thanks for venting. always great to hear someone be transparent about the things heavy on their heart. i will truly be praying for you man that you will have the opportunity to pursue your heart's passions. Blessings!
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 9:14pm -
Fofe says:
I've had a lot of lousy jobs over the years, but keep working toward that thing you want, and don't let present circumstances discourage you.There are good jobs and good employers out there, but it may take some time to find them.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 9:59pm -
ben says:
work sounds fun...
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 2:36am -
jamric says:
What up! Let's hang soon - nice beard sir
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 10:38am -
k_bone says:
Thanks for the kind words, everybody!

In retrospect I feel like this was a bit on the whiny side. I must have definitely been in the mood for venting! There are good days and bad, and this day swayed closer to the other, more positive end of the spectrum.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 6:39pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.