You know how you read about people getting their dream jobs..either being chefs in five star hotels, or being travellers and writing for travel magazines or doing their own writings and website, or working on their books..
Everyone, I am sure, has a dream job..
The other day, I was totally frustrated at work..things were not falling in place, I was not getting numbers that I needed, my excel sheet looked like a hotchpotch of confused characters, my brains seem to have frozen beyond a limit, and I was frustrated enough to think of putting in my papers…(yaa I am crazy, I know)
Midst all that, I thought let me take a break and think of something nice and calm…
like how they show in those TV shows or talk about in books, relaxing your mind, imagining calm ocean, a lovely sunset or a green trees swaying in the breeze..yaada yaada..
unfortunately the only images I was getting when I closed my eyes were of numbers with zillions of zeros chasing me down a dark street with my boss standing with a huge sword to cut me into half and a lady with a pink slip in her hand asking me to quit and go..
I shuddered and opened my eyes and decided that this kind of meditation doesnt work for me..
So, I just sat staring at the computer screen, and stared and stared so hard that the numbers on the excel sheet started to merge with each other and I grinned at the screen..I moved my head left and right and it felt as if the numbers were dancing…
The guy next to me stared at me as if I was some kind of a moron and then I remembered I was at work and I was supposed to appear dignified and all that..
Anyways, then I went into my dream mode again…I started wondering whats my dream job like…
I know I can never be a successful SAHM, so may be I should try some other job you know…I thought what was I good at…
Engineering -Nah! passed out years ago and cant do a simple calculus calculation even if I was given 100 gold coins for that
Dancing – Too much out of touch and too caught up with work etc to re start plus it wont pay me enough to pay for the home loan and stuff
Writing – Nah!I dont have the talent..plus what will I write about and who will read me…
Wish someone would give me money for reading books..but then I will need to review them, something which will involve writing and I know I am not too good at reviewing books..so thats cut off as well
What else what else?
Then I realised I know what my dream job is..its, infact, to be a co-ordinator..you know the person who arranges for stuff in an office..
like type out letters for people, or books tickets for everyone..or arranges for chai/coffee is there is a visitor or gets stuff photocopied and printed and laminated…or even does data entry work..
I like that job…it makes me happy…I wish I could get a job like that…I dont even mind setting up interviews with potential candidates or even calling up people for follow up or arranging for their timings to match with others..
That kind of a job…a job which is repetitive which gives me my comfort zone and in which, I dont have to worry about ‘going wrong’
A job that makes me happy…Well, I havent really done ‘that’ kind of a job, but then how wrong can I go… or how much will it affect me..
I am a very emotional person otherwise…if my boss finds a mistake in my work, I cry…oh well, I used to, now a days, I just snap at RD 🙂
But I get very affected what others tell me..so then I was wondering whether the coordinator job would suit me..??
or or, perhaps I could be a librarian…very few people know that I have a degree in B Lib from IGNOU hehehe 🙂 I did it after I passed my engineering and I didnt get a job and I was chewing my amma’s brains so much that she was like oh well do a library science course!! and I actually managed to pass it in 1.5 years 🙂
Anyways, then a librarian job would be good na..surrounded by books, cataloguing, searching on the computer is someone wants something, read books all the time..how awesome would that be?
But then I was wondering which librarian’s job would pay me good money…I mean the whole point of my working is because we need the money right? I doubt if I would get a good salary anywhere at all…may be I should try for the Library of Congress in the US..perhaps I will get a hi-fi job there…
and between all this intense thinking about my future, the phone rang and it was the boss asking me to re-re-re-re-recheck some work which wasnt even done by me originally!!!
and the thoughts just dissolved back to the numbers on the blasted excel sheet 😦
So, whats your dream job??