I'm back, campers!
Well, I couldn't let March slip by without posting at least once. And here I am on a rare and appreciated rain-out day from work. I've got my coffee, I've got my shoes off, and a long, fruitful day of internet, music, video games, and other wastes of time ahead of me. Maybe I'll even put in a half hour of scanning monster.com for a new job -- which really means I'll grow depressed as I sift through countless ads for accountants, engineers, insurance sales trainees, financial planning trainees, Wendy's manager trainees, welders, deckhands, nurses, janitors, outside sales executives, and more nurses. Basically all things I'm either not qualified for or simply could not do (or get by on the pay). Why aren't there any ads for "creative, friendly, intelligent people with writing skills who prefer to use their brains rather than their brawn, who can be diplomatic without being smarmy or phoney and who do not want their income potential to be limited by a career niche, who truly want to enjoy what they do everyday, who crave opportunity to shine and grow whether through artisitic means, performance, or their own natural skills, who secretly dream of creating empires but without the cutthroat, callousness of modern entrepenuers and go-getters, a person who someday wants their name in lights, who wants to control his or her own destiny, who wants to be all that he was naturally born to be." At least something for the time being that isn't cold-calling dead-end sales, manual labor, fast-food, or Wal-Mart where I can make at least 30k or so a year....I might be able to get by on 30k...but it would still be tough. No, I don't live some extravagant lifestyle -- I just have lots of students loans and bills. How is it that colleges can get away with charging you life-altering amounts of money for degrees which simply do not provide the means to pay back that money without being destitute your whole life?