Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Work Sucks, I Know

Thanks, Blink 182, for the title of my post.

To clarify, I work two jobs right now. One is in the Dean's Office of a college, which is truly the most boring job imaginable. For the 15 minutes a day I'm not answering the phone I am usually reading online articles or other people's blogs. The one cool thing is I get to drive a golf cart around campus for 30 minutes to an hour each day running errands and documents for my bosses. But that doesn't make up for the droll existence that is the front desk of the administrative offices.

Fortunately, I only work that job two half-days a week (although soon three as school starts back up). My other job title is Underlord of Oversight, and I am the warehouse manager of a vending machine company. I am in charge of finding machines that work and cleaning them for potential customers.

Most of the machines we have, however, are in poor condition, or if they are in good working order, I can't find working bill validators. Today I spent about 3 hours trying to fix a single bill validator (the thing that accepts your dollar bill before allowing a selection to be made). I took apart at least two other mechanisms to find parts to exchange. Finally, when I got all the wires plugged back in and ran it through our tester, the bill comes back out with melted rubber on it.

Neither of my jobs are horrible. They are both part time where I make decent money, and I know once I graduate in December things will become a lot more hectic. But it's just frustrating to have a job where I'm confined to a desk, or another where I can never solve what's in front of me.

Is it possible to have a midlife crisis at age 21?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be middle aged to feel in crisis silly. :)

That's awesome that you graduate in December. Do you have a job in mind for after graduation? One that you will possibly enjoy?