You probably don’t want to…trust me. Well, not unless you have the right job. It’s not that I’m not a hard worker. I’m a very hard worker. Let me explain.
I’ve been many things in my lifetime. Let’s start with a list of jobs that I’ve held, in order:
Movie Concessions sales (I was 16 or 17 and it was my first job)
Pizza Delivery Guy (First job after getting my own car)
Navy Nuclear Mechanic on a submarine(Good job, but the people sucked)
Oil Pipe Cleaner(shitty pay and I was on my feet all day)
A/C Technician(For a day…then I didn’t show back up because my first day was spent in an attic filled with fleas. I had prior and still-going experience though as this is what my dad does for a living and I often help him)
Core Sample Cutter/Laboratory Technician(I worked for an company that cut core samples and analyzed the oil content for oil companies)
CNC Machine Operator/Mechanical Break Operator(People at the job called me “Hollywood”)
Waiter for an Italian Restaurant (I backslid a little here…and gained 50 pounds)
Basic Maintenance/Office Assistant for VW of America(Great people, shitty pay)
Data Analyst/Data Analyst Supervisor/Applications Specialist(My current role and longest lasting job of 4 years and some change)
I feel that is a pretty long list. I have a lot of skills in a lot of areas. The problem, however, is that I haven’t really been happy in a lot of these jobs. Actually, I was happy in a few but the ones that made me really happy either interfered too much with my life or didn’t pay me enough. They ones where I was paid really well were the ones that I didn’t like (including my current job).
I started thinking recently that I need to change. I don’t want to do something that I hate for the rest of my life. I mean, do most people just do things that they do not enjoy because it pays the bills or do they only settle for something that they love? I can’t be one of those people who goes through life doing something I don’t like. I have been doing it for long enough and I don’t want to wake up one day and realize I’ve wasted my time and made myself unhappy with my professional life.
I guess I’m writing this now because I’ve ran out of ideas. I have no money and shitty credit so I can’t just open my own business. Even if I did have these things (come on lottery), I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do. I know I don’t want to do what I’m doing now.
These are the qualifications I want my “ideal job” to entail:
Work with my hands
Make good money
Probably not need a degree above associates to start (since I don’t have anything else)
Ability to create something…anything
Something I can be proud of
Those are the criteria for my ideal job. I’m open for suggestions. Come one life, throw me a bone!