Searching for the perfect job
I’m about to turn 30 and I just found out I am a spoiled brat. Yeah, I am an only child, but it’s not because of that. My problem is: I had a lot of work experiences, so different and great, that I feel they spoiled me for my next job.
I don’t want whatever. I don’t want to work for a square boss. I value a place that gives you some liberty, that makes me smile when I wake up to go to work, that makes me feel passionate and that pays me well. Oh, if they have dogs in the office even better haha
I don’t want a place in which I am going to earn like a waitress while making an intellectual job. Honestly, I prefer to work at a bar (check!), because at least here in Canada I can keep the tips.
Each place I worked was special for me somehow and taught me something. All my bosses, well, most of them, have good memories of me. I like that, I really like to feel welcomed to a place. I know that it takes some time, but you know right away when you start a job if the place will have the potential for that.
Over three years ago, I quit a great job in a newspaper, at a coveted department by so many young journalists like me. But I said: bye, I am going to California to find out what I want for my life, cause it’s not exactly this…
Well, I’ve done a lot and I haven’t found it. What I found out is that I can do much more than the journalism school has taught me. And that you change a lot along your journey.
I believe any experience is valid. Maybe the job description is amazing, exactly what you want to do, but the company doesn’t share the same values as you. And when you start working, the daily challenges show you that something is missing. Even when I felt that, I worked hard and got some value from the experience. But something I realized is that being passionate about your job makes a big difference.
And this is why lately, I was blaming myself a lot for feeling this way. But I reached a conclusion. I am spoiled and this is not bad. This keeps me motivated to find something that I really want. It might take more than I want it (maybe I should invent the perfect job for me). But at least, I am sure I am searching for happiness.