So my bank account is screaming “get a freakin’ job Paul!” And I suppose now is about the right time to go out and get one. Now, I traditionally do well with attaining a job but I have some different views on things nowadays, some of which I will probably have to put aside in order to actually keep a job. to put things simply and generally, I do NOT want to be just another cog in The System! No, not for me! Even just a small cog, is too much. I do not wish to sacrifice my integrity to make some fat asshole rich off of my hard but menial work. I am not okay with that. However, what are my options here? I need to earn some monies just for practicality’s sake. But I refuse to work just to earn a pay check and waste hours out of my day at some workplace that does not even interest me in the least bit.
I guess I find myself sort in a bind because I do not really want to work under the typical conditions for a college-aged hourly job. However, I need money, which means I will probably have to swallow some pride or whatever and earn that stupid paycheck.
I am visiting my aunt and uncle this weekend, and Uncle Tony had some innovative ideas as far as potential work scenarios go (although I might have to work to make some fat asshole rich on the side too). Since I know I want to pursue my undergraduate studies in Philosophy what about doing something in that field? I am about to earn my associates degree (in Liberal Arts) and there are a few colleges within driving distance that maybe I could land a teachers assistant job at, or even just filing paperwork for professors, anything that keeps me in the realm of academia. The purpose is twofold – one is obviously to earn a bit of pocket change but also to keep my wits about me through involvement in intelligent, meaningful work that I may actually enjoy.
He, as I, am unsure how I will be able to pull this since I am not a student at any of these 4 year schools, nor do I plan to be, which could make things tricky.
However, living in New Jersey, I am not terribly far from New York City, although that commute might be ugly. I am unsure what to do exactly, but I want to pursue his idea of working something philosophy-related. He made the point that I ought to do something noteworthy with my time between graduating this December and transferring for Fall 2013. Hence, somehow working in academia.
I am more than open to any ideas others might have, so please, if anything comes to mind – even just a general idea or tip/advice – comment below. So yes, I am opening my job hunt up to the blogosphere!
Many thanks to those, if any, who respond.
P.S. I wouldn’t mind earning some money via writing either!