That could have been my nickname 5 years ago as I SAW THE FUTURE.
A friend of mine just e-mailed me the log of a conversation we had on MSN way back in 2005, when I was still a graduate student. A random blast from the past. Here’s a first highlight:
my dream would be to work in comm. for public sector
as silly as that sounds
I’m in ad school
and I’m in public service school
the thing is, I feel that those schools don’t teach you shit
they just put stuff on paper to make you more marketable but you still have to take on near-entry level positions
so you have to take on jobs that are remote from your goal but you have to take them anyway to put your feet in the door
I now work in the communication division of a state agency and got my foot in the door by taking a customer service job. It took me 3.5 years after I graduated to feel I was putting my two master’s degrees to good use.
I’m going to keep reading to see what other insightful things I thought back then. I’m living the dream and I didn’t even know it!
For serious. I’ve been feeling a bit frustrated with work lately and this is a random and healthy way to put things back in perspective.
Reading the rest of the chat log is not as rosy. My friend notably wrote:
you know we work because we have to
there has to be something to fill the years
basically the gap between birth and dying