I Hate my Job and the Universe is a Jerk

I hate my job. I work in a kiosk in a busy shopping centre, where it is always loud, busy, full on and stressful. I can’t make a cup of tea – or ten. I can’t relax. I deal with misogynistic jerks on a weekly basis. I feel incompetent most of the time. And most of all, I have no passion for it. And that, I think, is the thing I hate the most.

For the past couple of months, I have been applying for jobs in my home town. Anything, everything that came up that was part time or full time, because a casual job just isn’t enough to pay my rent and my car loan; the two biggest and most important financial responsibilities in my life currently. I got rejection letters aplenty, and otherwise, silence. So I started applying for jobs in the city.

I have been borrowing my friend’s internet any time I can to apply for any jobs I found that fit the criteria I was looking for. All I got was more of the same. I was getting desperate. And then yesterday, I got a phone call from a place I had applied for last week. A menswear shop in the city, full time on a five month contract. I have an interview next Tuesday.

And then today, after my workmate quit, my boss came to me and handed me a letter of offer. I’ve been working casual for over a year, and he offered me a full time position. So now I have this dilemma. Do I hold off until the interview, or do I say yes now? Well of course, I’m going to take the job. Because despite how much it makes me miserable, it’s the best offer on the table. Full time, in my current town, in a job I mostly know how to do. The universe has a way of forcing you in the direction it wants you to go. My decision was already made before I had a chance to make it.

So props to you, Universe, you sneaky sonofabitch. I guess one of us here has to be the adult, and since I’m no good at playing that part, I suppose it’s good to have someone in my corner. Even if that means staying at a job that causes me undue stress for financial stability and some modicum of security. *sigh*

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4 thoughts on “I Hate my Job and the Universe is a Jerk

  1. Can you accept the permanent contract then see how you feel about the other job after the interview? Obviously you might not get it and then there will be no dilemma! Try to do what feels most right, but remember there is no ‘right’ answer as you have no way of knowing what the future holds, this is bad in a way but good because it means there is no ‘wrong’ answer either. Whatever you choose is a gamble so don’t dwell on it too much (if in doubt toss a coin).

    Zoe

    • It is a possibility, but I feel it would be inconsiderate to accept a job and then give notice only a few days later. I think I might stick it out for a few more months, the end of the year maybe, and take up the job search again then. Who knows, perhaps my dream job will turn up in the meantime, or I might finish a book and become a super famous author! Either way, I suppose a bad job is better than no job.

  2. I work a job that I DO have a huge passion for, and I’m still stressed to the eyeballs over it daily.
    I’m sure that doesn’t help you in any way what so ever, but my point is, work is a drag.

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