|The things I do for work|
"You can make shitty pay at a shitty place. Or you can make shitty pay at a nice place."
It's been a tough month with my chosen field of work. It's turning around a bit but still tough. Mostly because of the shitty pay part. Truth is, it really isn't that shitty but when you work one or two days a week, it can feel like it. I am thankful that the places I do work are very nice and easy-going.
Early on in my life, I decided that I needed to do something that I enjoyed doing. Or else it was all just useless. I definitely have found what I want to do for the rest of my life. It's not easy work but it's certainly much more satisfying. I also decided that life is way too important to deal with nasty work people. I also realized that in a city as big as New York, there is always work to be had. Especially if you aren't picky.
I think a lot of people stay in places too long. Especially shitty places. I never understand it. Especially when the pay is not really that good. Maybe I don't know their entire story. They could be struggling emotionally. They could have no legal papers. They could have no other recourse. I don't know.
What I do know is that everyone deserves to work somewhere they feel appreciated. Some way or another. We all have the things we value most. Some are more material than others. And that's fine. I just think that we need to start believing that we, at least, deserve to work in a nice place. And we need to stop supporting the people who run the shitty places and start supporting the nice places.
Maybe I'm wrong in this thought process. Maybe the shitty places exist for a reason. I do know that I don't have to work for them. No matter how shitty I may feel it currently is. Later.