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Not Every American Hates Their Job
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Bernice, I'm sorry to hear your trip has been so lousy. Depending on where you are in the U.S., you could get the red carpet rolled out, or the door slammed in your face. I believe it is the same in many other places, as I have traveled a bit. But that makes me think, have you been stuck in a single place for those 6 months, or have you been traveling around. Have you been to Fort Collins Colorado, where people leave their doors unlocked and can leave their bicycle out front of a store and it will still be there when they return. What about Vermont, where you can stop at a farm stand, and make your own change at an 'Honor System' register. Not to mention the everyday nice people that are out there. Years ago, a business colleague who is also from South Africa, (He Jokingly dubbs himself a 'Real' African American), had told me of how he came to be an American. He came here on business trips regularly, to various U.S. locations, and decided to move here, at that point he had been here about 10 or so years. So my point is: Perhaps you haven't seen enough of America yet, is that possible?
Antonio, I know you stated there are exceptions, but I have to be the voice of those exceptions. First off, not everyone hates his or her job. Not everyone watches the clock. You sound like you are not happy with your job, Im sorry to hear that. Would you like some very simple advice?...Make yourself more valuable. Either go back to school, or learn a trade. Basically, gain some knowledge that makes you more marketable at whatever it is that you do, or would like to do. Therein lie a better paycheck, perhaps some benefits and a little more respect. I'm thinking your 29, so you should have a plan, right? If you do, and your plan is sound, things will get better, keep working hard. If you don't, start working on one today...your 29! And in ten years you'll be 39, how long does it feel since you were 19? Went fast didn't it, 39 will come twice as fast. Make a plan, set up some goals, and keep your eyes on the prize. Whatever you do, do it well and the job will need you more than you need the job.
, Long Island, NY, United States , 34 , Male , White/Caucasian , Straight , Technical , Technical School , Middle class
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