Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Finally Employed


Many of you reading this might not fully understand how super duper happy I am right now but I have been trying to get a job ever since I graduated from college, which was a really long time ago. So getting one now is like utterly awesome and a little bit unexpected. I have worked before on a number of occasions but this will be the first time I have ever gotten paid for any of it. I guess you can imagine my jubilation. However my lack of employment was never really due to a lack of jobs but more to my stubbornness to do jobs that I thought were ineffective. Ineffective in terms of where I wanted to go with my scientific career and my life. Yes…Working in a bank or teaching would have been an easy solution to my financial woes but it definitely would not have provided me with the skills needed to land a scientific job now would it?

In fact, majority of my colleagues who graduated with science degrees have now found themselves teaching at high schools and primary schools because the job market does not really cater to persons who want to pursue a career in the sciences. Even today, two of my friends told me that they were now teaching because they were unable to find science jobs. I don’t have anything against the teaching profession but it is absolutely the last thing I would ever want to do with my life. I would prefer to starve to death than step one foot into a classroom (I might eat my words) but I’ve had enough experience teaching to know educating the next generation of students is not for me. Kids today are complete monsters and they seem to be growing stupider by the day too. Perhaps too much TV is sucking their brain dry. Not all of them are terrible though, a few of them are so intelligent, smart and well mannered that I have trouble believing they are actually children.

Anyway, I officially start my new job next week, which is ironically somewhat in the realm of teaching but it’s something I am able to work with for now. Ironic isn’t it? Despite the praises I seem to be attributing to this job, it is not entirely glamorous or well paying but then again I never really did anything in my life just for the money. The level of fulfillment I get at the end of the day often determines whether I will continue following the present course of my life or move on to something that’s worth the effort, well paying or not.


  1. OMG! Congrats dude! I'm so happy for you! You've been nagging like bitch that you would never find a job. Tell me all about it! Fb me!

  2. I can only imagine the relief you feel finally landing something you're interested in. I graduated in April 2008 and I still have done nothing with my degree. Bartended to pay the bills and then got laid off because of the economy (my work was in Toronto's financial district). Will you be my suagr daddy? :)

  3. Sorry to hear Ryan. Everybody is feeling the economic down turn but it will eventually get better. As to the matter of being your sugar daddy....I'm surprised you even had to ask. Of course!! :)