So for today:
Most folks reading this blog are past the age of looking for the right job. But I remember the search.
We met Junie and Betty
at Lake Manatee in Florida. Junie was a fisherman, not unusual for Florida, but he netted
fish and sold exclusively to Sea World in Florida. Food for their captive
entertainers. He evidently was very good at his job because Florida’s public
Video folks did an hour long special from his boat. I asked, “How do you just
catch that certain special fish by the thousands?”
He said, “It is actually simple Jack, Fish live in
schools, the only trick is knowing how to find this particular type’s school.”
He went on to
explain he was fortunate, that somehow his instincts led him to the schools, I
guess it is years of sailing the Gulf.
He smiled saying, I
hope you know from experience, “loving a job sure makes it easy.”
He hit a cord. I think I have liked every job I have had.
I cannot remember hating to see Monday come. I did have one job where I had a
terrible boss. Not a bad person, but he felt that he must micromanage, he
wanted to ‘run’ my job.
I have said it
before, once I got into the building business, I loved it. Quitting time usually
sneaked up on me, and I seldom dreaded Mondays.
I have known people who were miserable in their jobs, sorta made me sad.
Life is short, too
short to live in misery. I switched
jobs, but most of the time I KNEW where I was going. I floundered one time. Not
knowing which direction I was heading, well that just ain’t no fun. Unemployed with no prospects is miserable…