As I was at the library today, I stopped and picked up a Career Helper newspaper. That’s not its true name, I don’t remember what its name really was. It was filled with advertisements for getting training to be a dental assistant, and for jobs with “unlimited earning potential—all from your own home!”
There were ads that said “Tired of your dead end job? Become a truck driver!”
“We’re hiring! Join a Security Team in your area! $9.15 an hour starting!”
There are a lot of jobs out there.
“Daily pay for Daily work! $$$$”
The American dream again. Maybe. Daily pay for Daily work. An honest day’s work and an honest day’s pay.
I wonder if I am being a snob because I am horrified and frightened by these $$$$ jobs.
I have a friend who worked at a bookstore as a clerk, and lived happy and free in San Jose at less than ten thousand a year. Her six-figure-earning friend had trouble making ends meet.
I went to the library to get more books to read. Happy happy me, reading books like a mad person now that I can. And I am such a serious little scholar that I’ve taken to making little synopsis notes of what I read, for future reference.
I was laughing at myself as I walked through the biography section. What does this really matter, anyway? Maybe I just need to be networking as hard as I can, to get a job $$$. But after I saw that newspaper, I thought, What’s the job for either?
Maybe I should be like my bookstore friend. I could sell my car, get three roommates and live with joy in between the covers of the beautiful books.
Just live with joy, somehow, I think.