View Full Version : The job that makes you tingle...
07-17-2008, 08:12 PM
The idea of peaking in my career (dog grooming) now,at age 21, is depressing. Although I enjoy it, it doesn't make me tingle, doesn't thrill me, doesn't feel like a perfect fit.
If I could get paid to be an activist, sign me up! The one event I did with Soulforce made me feel so alive and at home... but it's not the lifelong job that can pay the bills.
Are there any other jobs you know of that pay to help the gay community?
**NOT COUNSELING because I get too emotionally attached to people, I'd go home so heavy**
Do you really enjoy your job? If so, what do you do?
Any tips for finding a career path that's more fulfilling would be greatly appreciated!
07-19-2008, 04:35 AM
I'm glad you brought this up, personally... I don't really know because I'm not to the point yet where I even have to know for sure where I want to go to college, I just have to finish my sophomore year.
However, this is something I have definately thought about. Why are so many people so unhappy at work? How did they get there? Is a perfect match the only thing that makes your job enjoyable? How much does attitude effect how you feel about your job?
My personnal opinion is that most of the people who are unhappy with their jobs, aren't as bright as you are. You know that you can do better and that you don't peak at 21. Often people are unhappy at work because they settle.
At the 8th grade graduations at my old school... we choose an aim and motto, our aim....
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
07-20-2008, 10:47 PM
For me, it comes down to a binary decision: do I want to find a career that makes money that is totally fulfilling, or do I want to find jobs that give me enough money and free time to pursue that activism in a less....economically-friendly manner. Right now, it looks like I might try to do both, which may or may not be possible, but I'm aware that that's a decision I might have to make (guess I'm still not sure what the answer is for me). So...that might be a way to look at it.
07-21-2008, 05:29 PM
I wanted to work full time in activism since I was small. Hasn't quite exactly happened yet, unless you count the many days I volunteered full time hours. :lol:
Anyway. If you are determined you want to make that happen, I suggest you keep volunteering with a specific eye to skill development and knowing your activist persona well enough to recognize which realm is a fit for you. Community organizing, campaign management, working for an advocacy organization, etc. Then use your volunteering to build up a resume and make contacts. I'm colleagues on a project right now with a fella who became a congressional staffer entirely through his volunteer experience. A job came open, he expressed interest, and they in fact hired him.
07-24-2008, 05:33 AM
I dont have a job at the moment only 16 and living in a country where i cant work. So its kinda hard for me to have a job.
But i do know that when i am older i am going to make sure that
1. I'm not stuck in a office.
2. I am doing something with Art and Music
3.It has good pay.
4.Its fun.!!! WEEEEEEEEEEE! :D
vBulletin® v3.8.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.