Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hate my job.

Being a waitress was a just fine profession when I was 18 years old and going to school full time.
Being a waitress was just fine when I was 22 and in my senior year of college.
Being a waitress at 24 exactly 1.5 years after you graduated from college? Is not fine.
I  HATE being a waitress now. Because I'm smart, because I'm capable and because I have 3 internships and a volunteer experience under my belt. Because I know what I want to do with my life, but making it happen is much harder than I had anticipated. (Okay, that's not true. I knew it was going to be rough ... but now? I feel like I'm hanging all my hopes on the job interviews because I need to find a new job ... for my own sanity).

Mostly, I'm tired of being abused. I swear I'm not half as stupid as I look. I got my job as a server when I was 18 to put myself through college. I kept my job as a server after I graduated because let's be honest: the money is good, it's relatively easy ... and it's kind of the only thing I'm qualified to do since CLEARLY: going to college means I can't use a word processor or figure out a multi-line phone. I type 110 wpm with accuracy and by the way? I can code algorithms for Excel.

Pretty sure I can be an Admin Assistant, but OH DAMN. Instead of joining the workforce right after high school ... I went to college. So, no. I  don't have that official job title of "administrative assistant" ... but it isn't brain surgery.

I stay at my crappy job because I have to.
I end up insanely crabby and unpleasant to be around ... but I know better. I whine and complain, but I stay because I have to.


6 comments:

  1. I totally know how you feel. Well sort of. I can't get a job to save my life right now and it is so frustrating. I am graduating with my Bachelors in December and thats why no one will hire me. Either A. I don't have my degree yet and they don't want to work around a school schedule or B. I am about to have my degree so they don't feel I will stay with their company once I have a degree. It is so aggravating but just hang in there something will work out :)

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  2. I feel your pain. I have yet to find a job that I love or that even requires a college degree. Right now the job market is so bad in Georgia that I can't even find part-time retail minimum wage crap!! Hopefully when the economy turns around there will be more jobs available...but hang in there...the right one will come along some day!!

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  3. Funny thing I saw the title of your post and started reading and was "like WHOA, i totally get you" then I saw that you mentioned and obviously I can't say what i was going to say. But at least I know I know I'm not alone. I hope things get better for you and everyone else in our situtation!

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  4. ohhh CRAP crap crapp-ity crap. I didn't even realize I sounded like such an asshat with the graphic representation. I'm SO sorry. Epic proportion sorry.

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  5. You don't need to apologize, it didn't offend me at all. There was no need to take out that portion...seriously, not offended and you shouldn't feel bad.

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  6. I totally feel your pain..I am so happy THOSE days are over. It is just not a life to live, I don't understand how people can do it all their life.

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