Tuesday, January 29, 2013
employers have too much power
Looking for a job sucks! We were all born into a system in which one has to have employment to have the basics of life. This is definitely an employer's job market. The amount of hoops they set up to get a job is mind boggling. I wish someone would just give me a bunch of money. I know how to invest pretty well and could live off the dividends. That's not going to happen though. I'm really struggling to fit into this world. If no one will hire you what do you do to survive? Some people start their own business, and I'm not against doing that. It's hard to know where to start though. And honestly I've never been a very ambitious person as long as I can remember. I'm not sure how genetics and choices interplay here. I mean maybe I can change and get some ambition. It seems the world forces you into this mold just to stay alive. It can be pretty depressing for the long-term unemployed or homeless. They're outside the system at that point, and honestly this world is not very forgiving. The way I see it employers hold the vast majority of the cards right now. Most people need the money they have to survive and will do just about anything to get a job. In my own job search I feel like I've been treated pretty badly by companies and organizations. I will probably continue to look for a job. I don't feel like I have much of a choice really. I want to invest, and I need money to do that. Most likely it will come from a job. I'm just having a hard time finding and keeping suitable employment. I don't think everyone struggles with that. It feels lonely sometimes. My ultimate goal is financial independence. That to me means having a source of income other than paid employment that pays for all my expenses. So in that sense a job is a means to and end not an end in itself. When I think about it that way it makes me feel better. Working for a finite period of time is a lot better than working for 40 years or more. Not needing an employer is my goal. But for now I'm not quite there yet so unless I can produce my own income somehow then most likely I'll be slinging hash like everyone else. Hopefully I can find a job I like so I can start building my investment capital.