Investment bankers, financial analysts, mechanics, computer programmers, doctors – we all know how hard to attain these professions are and we have to spend days, months, years to be part of the job market. While waiters/waitresses, administrators, helpers, and kind are the types of job that perceived as low-level work, easy and stupid job. I thought so too, I always want to be one of the high-class people and underestimated the other group, well, don’t you think serving food, washing dishes, cleaning the floor, etc. are the easy job?
Yeah, only until I tried doing it.
Now you might stop and pity me. That poor girl with a useless bachelor degree is doing low life job. Judge me all you want but let me just say this: both groups are equivalently tiring in a different way, one requires brain power while the other, heart power and muscle. One will argue that working in high tier organizations also involve a lot of emotions. It is absolutely true but different emotions indeed, you will get it after you experienced it.
Not to get too specific but I am currently finance my travel by working on the hostel I am staying in. It is a great place and I really love the people here, a lot of stories, thoughts being exchanged and I feel like I have been talking forever to so many different people. To make it clear: it is amazing, great experience. But here is the thing; maybe it is because this is the first time I am doing this, I feel a little bit oppressed. Since I will be staying for (kind of) long time, the manager just asked me to do everything, like I should have had a week holiday before everything started but I started working since the first day already. Of course I don’t mind at all, really I would love to help out as much as possible. But then there are times when I need to be alone or when I was tired, but he always called me because there are always something going on around, it was just……
Also, at home, I never need to wash my dishes, such a spoiled little girl but here I need to wash TEN people’s dishes (with extra cleaning and a lot of other things). Again it is not a big problem at all, but you see when he keep adding work to do – it just become so frustrating. Well I am lamenting right now but this is a big emotional test for me. As a low class working employee, it is just so hard to earn respect and hard to complain or voice out my opinion. He heard me out but not listening I think. He is a nice person but not a very nice manager. But this is part of the consequence of my decision so I am trying my best to take it easy and not going crazy……
PS: I know I should return to the top and re-read before posting but I think I need a crying break so please pardon my English as always.
PSS: Happy valentine’s day peeps! (or single awareness day whichever applicable)
Now playing: Breakeven – The Script and S.A.D – Joseph Vincent.
“…Still alive but barely breathing…”