There Are Jobs Out Here

Reporters keep mentioning how the economy is getting better and how more jobs are being created over time. Hey look! I am no expert and or don’t hold a degree in business or economics. But I can tell one thing… there are a lot of jobs out there. The way that I look at it is, that “some people” are more interested in finding jobs in a specific field, salary rate or both, which I find crazy in this economic day and age. The reason that I feel like that is, because even though I went to college, I never graduated. So what I am trying to say is, that throughout the years, I have held a lot of different jobs, from factory work to customer service representative.

My whole point is, that with a family to feed and bills to pay, I have never been picky when it comes to finding work. Since I don’t have a college degree, I just have to take whatever work comes along. You see, in my neighborhood, I’ve seen some young people complaining about the lack of jobs. But to be honest with you, the one thing that community activist and lawmakers don’t dare to say is, that there are jobs in my community, it’s just that they don’t pay what the young people “expect to be paid for the work that they perform”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the young people who I see working in fast food joints and other businesses everyday in my neighborhood. I know what it is like, because I went through that. It’s just the handful that want to be lazy asses, that bother me. I know this, because I personally know a couple of them.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

I Really Like My Job

No! No! No! No! No! I can assure you, that I’m not going crazy only because I have been off of Prozac for close to two months already, or because I am trying to suck up to my employer, manager or even my supervisor. The hell! I’m not even delusional! But it is true, I really enjoy my job. You see, for the last twelve years of my life, I have been working as a customer service representative for a large publicly held company in New York City. I have to add, that I have worked in three different departments, but they have all been under the customer operations umbrella. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my ups and downs, but I really can’t complain.

You see, my work days are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, but I usually get there at around 7:00 am and 7:15 am. Yes! I do have a crazy thing about getting to work early… and it has been like that my entire work life. On the other hand, every Friday I get a schedule from my supervisor through email, which tells me what I will be doing the following week… unless circumstances change, which sometimes they do. The whole thing is that 3/4 of the time, I get to take my breaks and lunch at whatever time I want to. I can also take as many smoke breaks as I want to. Plus I don’t have my supervisor breathing down my neck all of the time. The thing about my job is, that as long as I don’t make constant mistakes and I do all of my work, there is no need for me to interact with my supervisor, even though she works a few steps way from my desk. What I am trying to say is, that I have a great job with good pay and good medical benefits. What else can I ask for!

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!