I'm still working for the same company I worked for during college, what's it to you. No I'm not still making that wage, although it wasn't bad when I was a full time student and had all my job money to spend
on useless things on shoes, at the bar, and useless trips to Target. Gone are those days, hello car insurance, cell phone bill, and 401K. Guess it's a good thing I am 'making more money' although to me it's debatable.
Now I won't tell you what I actually do IRL (in real life for all wondering), I have to keep some aspect of my life a mystery. But I will tell you I am certainly not in the business saving lives, creating a cure for cancer, or studying the environment and figuring out how to preserve it, and I am totally okay with that. I am doing something semi-related to my major, which according to google is not as common as you might think.
For all those who clicked the link, I apologize. Looking at the stats in the second link makes going to college seem like it was optional, like the customer service survey that Comcast invites you to take after the inevitable 37 minute technical support phone call you are about to endure. On a more serious note, does anyone ever do that?
Did I mention that I bring this little girl to work sometimes too, well I do.
I have accepted that graduating college in the height of recession (that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one), with a soft degree had potential to be horrible. Hearing stories of people with graduate degrees job hunting for months on end with no success, people moving back home for lack of anything else to do, and any place else to go. But hey that wouldn't be so bad, my Mom makes awesome food, irons, and my parents have a three car garage. I'd say that's living the high life, but then again maybe not. Would I really want to explain to my parents where I was if I hadn't come home...awkward.
I'm in the business of enjoying the forty hours a week I spend away from my house, my family, my dog, and my life. The forty hours I spend with co-workers that often feel like family, and I the word office are often used synonymously with 'home'. I'm not saying I have found my forever dream job, because of that I am not yet certain, but what I will say is I am continually challenged, engaged, and growing as a person and employee. I like my hours, and my company culture, and hey I get paid too.
For all you other folk out there, it'd be great if you could continue to preserve the environment, develop a caner cure, and saving lives, because heavens knows I'm not doing it. It takes all types of people to make the world go round, and that is simple a beautiful thing.