Investment bankers, financial analysts, mechanics, computer programmers, doctors – we all know how hard to attain these professions are and we have to spent days, months, years to be part of the job market. While waiters/waitresses, administrators, helpers and kind are the type 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 super easy job?
Yeah, only until I tried doing it.
Now you might stop and pity me. That poor girl with 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 require more 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…”