We got our fair share of snow from that massive winter storm that you’ve probably been hearing about on the news. Nothing record breaking, but enough to make the trip into work today not worth taking. Seeing as I only had one meeting and it was over the phone and all I could see outside was lots of cars sliding into each other I decided to play it safe and work from home. So I sent out an email letting the two Site Managers I work most closely with know of my whereabouts and then checked my work email and voice mail.
I don’t tend to make new year resolutions simply because I have a hard time ever sticking to them, but I do tend to harbor a few new year intentions secretly to myself. One of them for this year is to move on to a new job someplace else. I so want to get back into a hands-on technical role of some sort. It’s been about a year and a half since I was unwillingly transformed from a 2nd Level PC Technician (a job I loved) into a Site Management Zone Planner (a job I hate) and I feel I’ve given it a good shake to see if I might grow into it. I haven’t. Not only do I hate it, but I’m not all that good at it and this year the role promises to move even further away from my professional skill set. I’ve been with this Automotive Company for four years now as an agency worker and in those four years my pay has gone done by 12% from what it was due to cost-cutting moves by the company. Not once in four years have I ever gotten a raise nor was I given a raise when I was forced into a job I didn’t want, increasing the buildings I support by 12, without receiving any training for it. January 2 was my four year anniversary and nothing has been said to me about a performance review or a possible raise as of yet and I’m betting it won’t be brought up anytime soon.
They say you don’t want to know how your sausage is made and I’ve learned the same is true about how your cars are built. With some of the logic used in the decision making process at this company I’m surprised the cars don’t just randomly explode when sitting at stoplights. It’s very frustrating and it’s time for me to find someplace else to go. I keep hearing the job market in IT is expected to improve this year and I’m really hoping that turns out to be true.
That or I need someone in Hollywood to “discover” me and help me realize my dream of becoming an actor with a cult following similar to Bruce Campbell or Jeff Daniels. That’d be cool too. Sam Rami’s from Michigan, maybe he’d be willing to help a fellow native. Or perhaps I could become one of the corespondents on The Daily Show. For that matter I think CNN would do well by giving me a pundit show titled WTF?!? where I’ll invite stupid people on and question them on what malfunctioning brain process led them to think it was a good idea to embezzle $10 million from their employers because they were dumb enough to believe a Nigerian email scam. Maybe I should consider a career where I get paid for offering opinions on stuff. I offer my opinions on all sorts of things all the time already, but it’d be cool to have people send me stuff and say “Hey! What do you think of this?” and then pay to have me say what I think of it.
Why I bet there’s all sorts of jobs I could be both good and entertaining at. But I’m curious, what job do you guys think I’d be perfect for?