Thursday, September 06, 2012

I Don't Want To Work

I just want to bang on my drum all day.

I've been thinking a lot recently about work, and employment.

More specifically, I've been thinking about how much time i spend at my job, when i'd much rather be doing something else instead.

I know, i know, who DOESN'T think like that?

But i never really felt very strongly about it, until fairly recently.

I've never been the kind of person who's job had to define their life and who they are. 

Honestly, my job is a means to an end.  I work, so i can buy nice stuff.  Then, when I'm NOT working, i can PLAY with that stuff.  To me, my job has always been a necessary evil for me to get what i want.

I have often wondered, however, if my outlook on my job is ever going to change.  I wonder if, as i get older and crankier, if one day i will look back at my career and think, "What the hell did i just waste 50 years of my life doing?"

It's not too hard to think of your job in a different light. 

Have you ever REALLY thought about the concept of 'employment'?

Basically, you agree to give some faceless conglomerate one third of your life, and they'll give you money for it.  Think about that for a sec..... ONE-THIRD OF YOUR LIFE!  And THAT'S only if you have a standard 9-5 job!

Is ANY amount of money worth that?  I guess it is, since i like to eat and stuff, and money kinda helps make that happen.....

... but i can't help but wonder if I'm going about this all wrong. 

I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, there is a calling out there for me where getting up every day and going to my job doesn't FEEL like a job.  A vocation that doesn't make me feel like I'm just putting in my time until i can go somewhere else to enjoy myself.

Something that i was BORN to do.  Something that would feel fulfilling while bringing countless joy and pleasure to people.....

Maybe Magic Mike needs a partner?


Heff said...

Magic Mike needs a fucking SHIRT.

Try owning your own business, Dude. It's AWESOME.

Verdant Earl said...

Foot porn is clearly your calling. Do what makes you happiest, dude.

Bruce Johnson said...

You have tapped into something that will grow in your mind as time passes. I was asking the same questions for the lost 3 years at my old job, before I got canned.

Nice stuff is one thing, but in the end it is meaningless. There will come a time when days spent with mini-me compared to days spent in the office will start to take on more significance.

We are all meant to do, create, learn and love. You can't do those things sitting in an office working for someone else.

The hardest thing to do in life is take that leap of faith, and take a new direction and course, but it is almost always more rewarding

Slyde said...

heff: its something i'd love to do...

earl: of course YOU would be a proponent for more foot porn in the world. I, on the other hand, believe we have enough.

bruce: You are right, of course, but the thought of starting my own business, and FIGURING OUT what the hell that business might be, is pretty damn daunting. Besides designing games, i dont know what the hell i would do.

Anonymous said...

True. If you were in porn, you'd get to nut all day for a living or at least work for a 20min. or so segment that will end up on some porn site. The other third is spent sleeping, now, if you can combine eating :) as related to a recent post of mine and comment from Heff, you'd be set. I mean, banging a different 20 year old every day couldn't be half bad, if there were no std's that is.

Slyde said...

Porn can pay well if your a chick. Guys in porn are a dime a dozen. I dont think i'd make a very good living ....

Brandy Wilcoxen said...

Someone like you requires a unique job. Let's see...there are people who train dolphins. How about you train sharks! ...maybe?

Mrs. Hall said...


or a physical therapist.

or an emt.

or respiratory therapist.

any service in the medical field is awesome.

especially nursing.

in fact, i had two student male nurses follow me around the other day.

pays well too :)

Chris H said...

I think you should be a PORN STAR! You would love that ... don't know about Fizz though! lol
I doubt there are that many people who LOVE their jobs.

Sandra said...

Well I'd be stuffing dollar bills down that g-string! Heck, I'd pay a few dollar bills just to see you in that g-string!
ANd congrats on the 27 lbs lost. I am loving the app, but I suspect it thinks I'm a completely moron. Today it gave me some speech about not using up enough of my calories and I was going to stunt my's like having my mother nag at me!

Slyde said...

brandy: training sharks would be bad-ass! i'm in!

holly: believe it or not, i have thought about changing careers. Who knows? it may still happen.

chris: i've thought about that too. gosh knows im more than equipped for the position (or ANY position they can put me into)

sandra: yeah, i get that message almost every day. If you went by what that app says, i'd be dead by now....

MarkD60 said...

I have thought about employment considerably the past few years.
I have been running my own business for two years, it has been like pushing a car with flat tires. If you push as hard as you can, you can get it moving, but the second you stop pushing, everything comes to a stop. And it requires continual effort and it is exhausting. Most months my business could not even pay my own salary and my savings has dwindled till I start laying awake wondering where the money is going to come from.
Next month I start a new job. I am looking forward to the steady pay and health benefits. I hope I like it. I am not looking forward to my loss of freedom...