Pretty, isn't it? See all those windows? I look out them at every opportunity. This morning, as I watched a man from True Green do his job I thought about how the grass is always greener on the other side (no pun intended between his job and the saying). He kicked a dead plant for a good three minutes, trying to loosen the roots I suppose. I thought two things, first - I noted that this is probably a good way to remove dead plants, and since we've had a dry summer and I suck at caring for green things, this will likely come in handy. The second thought was how I wished for a different job, but I knew deep down that if I had a different job I'd probably be wishing for this one.
I am a Human Resources Assistant. I assist all the other members of the department, from payroll to recruiting and everything in between. There are days or even weeks where I am happy with my job, but most of the time is spent wondering if there is something out there that I might actually enjoy on a long term basis. When I enjoy something, I tend to become really good at it. Like - cashiering (believe it or not - I love doing this). Was I a good cashier? Heck yeah. I took it to the next level to become a trainer and try to get other people to be good at it too...not so easy by the way. Also not easy is the fact that you are training people to do something that you love to do...and you aren't allowed to do it because you need to focus on training them. Even with these two jobs I had things I didn't like. I know that every job will have aspects I don't enjoy...but it doesn't stop me from trying to figure out what I might like better than this. My coworker knows that I don't intend to have a career in HR, I am pretty much working here, waiting for my brain to finally kick in and think of something better.
So here's the big question - and I normally don't do this but that's because I don't usually have a lot of questions. I want to know what you do for a living. What are the pros and cons of your job...and maybe - do you have any openings at your company? Just trying to help the good ole' brain get started.
P.S. is anyone (or does anyone know) a literary agent who wouldn't mind taking a chance on an unknown kid*? It would be much appreciated. Thanks!