100k Plus Bonus Please

Today I did something very out of character. This morning I was fed-up and frustrated (no, I know that’s not out of character – be patient please, and let me tell the story). I get this every now and then, and I daydream about leaving my job and then something else comes along and I get back into what I’m doing and everything is fine again.

But today as I sat at my desk, frustrated and fed-up yet again at having to deal with the idiot, snail-paced, bureaucracy of the benefits system on behalf of my mum, and a basically nasty f*ckwit of a landlord from the flat I own, I suddenly thought “Oh sod this for a game of soldiers. I’m off.” (It’s true, that’s pretty much exactly what my inner voice said). Now I know that stuff is totally unrelated to my job… but really, is it?

It’s all too complex to discuss online, unless I want to end up with no one to work for but myself (now that’s an idea), so I can’t really go into the nitty gritty of it all, but the bottom line is:

I. Am. Not. Happy.

So I polished up my CV, and stuck it online.

4 minutes later (literally) my mobile rang. In an hour I had three calls about various positions and I drove home from work singing along to good old Gavin DeGraw’s Chariot** at the top of my voice. I haven’t felt that buzz of doing something with my life for so long. I’ve been living in a comfort zone, hiding out in safety after the hell of my last year in London and suddenly I realised there is a whole world of opportunities out there. Even if nothing comes of any of it, even if nothing turns up that I even vaguely like the sound of, even if I stay at the company I’m at now forever and ever, it’s reminded me that you always have a choice.

How could I have forgotten that?

**Music player plugin long gone

5 thoughts on “100k Plus Bonus Please”

  1. Good for you. I should look around too and see if I could find something (at least something that would make me monetarily happy).

    Oh, and I like that song, it evokes a different mood that can make you feel happy about things.

  2. *swings head in time to song*

    How did you get it to have the little player thing?

    I’m in the process of getting up the nerve to phone my local outdoor ed officer and see if there is anything available for me. Looks like we are both in the “same place” 😉

    Ooh did you get that email I sent you through your contact form? My mail is still down from the server fry at the weekend so I cant check 🙁

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