I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave.
~ Joseph Campbell
When I first started this blog (under the address 21viewsandup.wordpress.com which is no longer running), I had hoped it would be ‘views on everything from education to employment’. I chose this because I had just turned 21, finished uni and started my first full time job so I decided to share my experiences with all you lovely people.
I wanted to talk about the transition from being a student to being an employee. Not necessarily how you get there, but what you do once you’re there. You see, I struggled with work relationships myself, learning how to talk to managers, or rather challenge managers, and how to talk to colleagues, knowing what to say, when, and most importantly how to say it. I still don’t think I know.
I want to share with you this post by Danielle Meder from her site finalfashion.ca. She’s written a wickedly clever piece on what to do after finishing your studies,
When you are in school and every second is scheduled, you are taught that unoccupied hours are wasted hours, that allowing downtime between life’s events is unwise. Having gaps in your resume is considered undesirable. When people ask you what you’re doing, it is implicit that “nothing” is not an acceptable answer. Yet your life’s purpose won’t reveal itself to you when you’re constantly in the midst of mundane tasks or doing things just because you’re supposed to.
The entire post is on Ryersonfolio.com, read and discover for yourself.