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Friday July 01, 2005

Moving on

So it's been an entire work week since Stephanie (a.k.a. My Old Roomie) took off into the sunset and left me in Cleveland. We've been playing a lot of phone tag, but haven't managed to actually get in a conversation. From what my voice mail tells me, she's crazy busy with getting settled into her apartment. Hopefully one of these days she'll pencil me in and I can ask her questions live. Ooooh.

I've also been a little crazy busy myself, mostly with looking for a new job. Today I was told I have to take down pictures of my baby niece from the outside of my locker, lest anyone get offended by the unprofessional display. This is just one more thing to irritate me... the only reason I put up pictures of her in the first place is to make my work day a little less miserable. Now they took that away from me too.

What can I say... I hate my job. I spend my day frustrated and come home angry. I feel my face get flushed as my blood pressure rises. All of a sudden I have this road rage that popped up out of nowhere. Yesterday I screamed at a Toyota Corolla for cutting me off and came oh-so-close to unleashing the bird. What the heck is wrong with me?

I really don't know why I let my job affect me this way, and why I can't stop being angry with my coworkers. This hasn't really happened before. Sure, I've had jobs that sucked (child care provider, library pee-on, that one day as a Target cashier) but I always managed to stay relatively sane through all of the personality clashes and workplace politics. This time it's different... my job is sucking away every good thing in my life. And I hate it.

Right now I'm hitting up, but I can't seem to find much that I'm qualified to do. It sucks not having a Master's degree, that's for darn sure. It sucks to be me.


Never unleash the bird. You are an ambassador of God. :)

I know it stinks to be at job you hate, but then again, I've been "self-employed" for more than a year, and it hasn't been good. Having a job is a blessing in itself, because half the world is starving. Sometimes, it really is just looking at the other side of the coin. I'll say a prayer for you, and watch those Brad Pitt films with you in spirit.

ganns on July 2, 2005 01:14 AM

"Crazy Busy" and "Unleashing the Bird" would both be GREAT names for rock bands!

From internal exile, Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne on July 2, 2005 05:20 AM

On second thought, "Crazy Busy" should be the band's name. "Unleashing the Bird" would be better as the title of Crazy Busy's debut album.

From internal exile, Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne on July 2, 2005 06:01 AM

Ganns, I know... I'm trying.

Kid, I would totally start a band, but unfortunately I can't sing or play any instruments. Of course, neither can J.Lo and she's managed a successful career. But of course, I don't look like her either!

Drina on July 3, 2005 10:18 PM