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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-14 06:47 pm

[ SECRET POST #3723 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3723 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't envy them. Something like this might be fun in your 20s but believe me, it wouldn't be fun forever, especially when your friends are all moving up and on with their lives.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
It is fun in your 20s and then again from your mid 50s, but inbetween most people fool themselves that they are climbing the ladder and going places. Eventually most people realize that they aren't and become happy again with just the job security and steady wage. There is a kind of zen that floats over you once you realize that the one or two people who do make it out of the pit are not going to be you and are never going to take you with them. It is in your 30s and 40s that you fool yourself that you are going to be one of the ones who beat the odds.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Wtf m8. Earning more than minimum wage in retail is not a bad thing nor is it that difficult to do.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
If this kind of a dead end job paid enough that you could afford to live comfortably, then I think it would seem like a pretty decent lot in life. And by comfortably I mean enough to be able to afford: a modest but not tiny living space, car costs, healthy food, medical/dental when needed, childcare costs (eventually), the occasional vacation, a bit of disposable income, and a bit of saved income.

But I'm pretty sure that in most places, working a minimum wage job like this, you won't earn enough to cover those bases.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
This would be my version of hell. You'd never have enough money & you'd have no purpose in life. They do nothing for no money.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Who says that someone's purpose in life needs to come from their job, though?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
+1 If that were true, most people would be screwed. We can't all work in a field or position we're passionate about, some of us just need a paycheck so we can find our purpose and passion on our days off.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 04:17 am (UTC)(link)

I've always found it funny how people talk about dead end jobs as if they're the only ones that lack purpose and all the other jobs have it. When in reality, the jobs that lack purpose far outnumber the jobs that have it, and that includes some really "respectable" and "high-profile" jobs.

I find that simultaneously saddening and comforting.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)

Exactly. My father was a doctor. It's important work and I believe he found it fulfilling to help people, but it wasn't his consuming passion nor was it his purpose in life. He also loves traveling, reading, gardening, seeing more of his family and taking tons of naps - all of which he's enjoyed enormously since he retired. LIFE is his purpose in life.

I think people who go on about one's job being one's purpose in life are either incredibly lucky in their choice of careers or incredibly naive.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That is one guilty shipping pleasure of a movie. I need to see it again soon.
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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-03-15 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
A dead end jobs seems awfully depressing to me. I mean, having your best friend there might make it bearable for a while, but since we both feel similarly about dead end jobs, we'd just end up as two very miserable people whining at each other.
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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man, I love Clerks. It's one of my all-time favorite movies.

With that being said, working a dead end job is barely going to pay the bills for you. The lack of responsibility is nice, but the lack of cash not so much.
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[personal profile] arcadiaego 2017-03-15 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Honestly, I've thought this myself. I have very little ambition.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Nope. I used to be you. Got my wish.
You have bosses who are idiots or you end up with more responsibility. You have no money and all your friends want to talk about their career goals and whether it's time to buy a house.
I'm probably not being coherent here but I had an unbelievably shit day at my dead end job. Just trust me. I'm not ambitious either but some basic goal setting might have gotten me a position with some respect/Independence/income.

Surprised by how many people...

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
...missed on the fact OP implies they're unemployed?

When you're unemployed long enough, a dead-end job beats no job.