Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Getting Rid of the Day Job
Yeah, it sounds good, but it's not that easy. You have to eat, pay bills and live. Why should we have to live from pay check to pay check though? I refuse to believe that everyone has to work most of their lives doing what they believe that they have to do. Unhappy, stuffing you face full of food, under a lot of stress, etc. If everyone liked what they did for a living, the world would be a better place. I really hate my job. I have a four year degree, which according to a newspaper article this past Sunday from a study based on incomes by degree in 2003, a college graduate should be earning-in the median, now, $900.00 per week. Do you any of you with college degrees earn $900.00 a week??? I work part-time, the only job I could get out of college-this will be the "13th" year I have been there. Know how much I make? $402.00 a month!!! I just got a "raise" last month, so I have been earning less, the last 12 years. Why am I praising the Life of Riley? My job is a go-for job. Gopher. I am a musician living in a city that does not really support musicians. A few people are trying to do something "now", and make it less of a hick city but it's way too late now for me to care. I am determined to end my miserable career of gopherdom and become economically sovereighn. How, you ask? Just stay tuned.