Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Office Space

I love this movie. Okay, so it’s not the greatest bit of film out there, but it never ceases to make me both laugh and nod in complete recognition at the same time. Now that I have decided to make a career change and leave the business world, it's taken on a whole new meaning for me.

While watching this movie a few weeks ago, it dawned on me that I have become Peter Gibbons.

I don’t care anymore. I pass the workday doing as little as possible, because frankly, I have lost all interest in my job. I'm trying very hard not to have a bad attitude, but some days it's quite the struggle. I would love to just stop going to work, like Peter. Luckily I have enough sense to realize that I have bills to pay, and no rich relatives ready to leave me a great inheritance.

But now that I finally realized I never wanted to work in an office, I'm almost desperate to get out. (I can't believe it took me so long to realize something so simple!)

One of my favorite lines from the movie: "Michael, we don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements."

I'm still deciding between learning permament makeup and laser hair removal, but I've been busy researching my options regarding training and employment. Unfortunately, I can't just quit my current job until I have something else lined up, so I'm contacting various doctors/spas/salons/etc. With enough persistence and luck, I'll be able to secure an employment contract, contingent upon successfully completing training. I know it's a long shot for someone to take a chance on me, considering I will have no experience, but all it takes is one person to believe in me!


Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

You'll be surprised when a door opens! :) Just be ready for the change, but I think you're ready already :)

Anonymous said...

Yes your right and that first one person is you! If you believe in yourself others will follow suit. They will pick up on your positive energy. Go for it, it sounds really good! And it looks like you already have people believing in you:-)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

uhm, have you filled out your TPS reports yet?

Kathy said...

Farfallina - I'm definitely emotionally ready...just need to get all the bits and pieces taken care of so I can walk through the door when it opens!

Cleo - I *do* believe in myself, which is sort of strange, because even just a few months ago, I would have said there's no way I could do this. Thank you for all your support - it has really helped me move on!

NYC - OMG, I almost choked on my water!!! "If you could get those reports to me today.....that would be ggggrrrrreeeaaattt......"

sognatrice said...

Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler....

Sounds like a great plan to me :)