Not Exactly Your Dream Job

I work for an Internet gaming cafe. To a lot of people, I have the perfect job: I sit on my butt all day, I spend at least 60% of the time surfing the web or playing games, I get 3 days off a week and a guaranteed 40 hours a week in pay. Downsides? Minimum wage and I deal with all the kids that parents do not know what to do with. I patiently sell computer time to brain-dead druggies, socially inept rejects, paranoid schizophrenics, drunks and angry mothers who rightly don't understand how their son or daughter can spend 14 hours a day glued to a computer screen. To wear my nerves down more, I have two morning shifts and two graveyard shifts within the same week, every week. No sick time, no vacation, no benefits.

I make a very real effort to remain patient and cordial with the people that would just as soon spit in my face. I took this job in order to help out a friend and because it was conveniently within walking distance of my home when I took the job. Also, I'm allowed to pursue other goals in the time I have off. But now, with the steadily rising cost of food and gas, minimum wage is rapidly becoming a wage I can no longer budget on.

I need a new job and just about anything that's higher paying and just as close to home would be ideal.

Ecanus Ecanus
22-25, M
5 Responses Aug 17, 2008

Hi ya, I have seen you message poor you don't feel hopelessness I too was in a similar situation to you I felt hopelessness a while back I had an amazing career whereby I was a director and a team leader and was recognised in my transport career but once I had my children I decided to have a career break loved every moment with my kids but with few to no mummy friends and just being a mummy I lost a sense of my skills beyond mummy n housewife job. I felt low and thought this is how it was going to be too but then I found my most amazing job and I love it it's in retail but working for yourself and the hours you want and working from home. It was perfect for me with the kids at home. I love talking to people and soon my sense of loneliness disappeared because my job didn't feel like a job as I loved but the people who work with me are so supportive and encouraging. I have gone from leaps and bounds and close to getting slots of promotions and bonuses. I love that I get recognition for this company something I have never had ever to this extent and the support is truly unbelievable ! I am in an amazing company earning brilliant money but not stopping there as lots of promotions and bonuses to be had soo working hard but I know I will get it as others have too. It's all based on who you are, for once if ine works you get rewarded and paid very well!! I am now looking to expand my team and am recruiting for toe more people who are hardworking and have a flair in sales and can excel to achieve the bonuses and the incentives. If you are interest text me on. 07595368834 yarlini.
From what you have mentioned I think with your experience you would be an excellent employee and would fit into the company immediately and excel to get bonuses but you will be paid incredibly well if you work hard. I never thought doing what I could do could earn me so much money just feel blessed and happy perhaps you too could feel like this. Contact me for a chat about the job !

Can I ask how you came across such a job?

Yeah, he did find a new job and worked there for about a year.

Hey Ecanus... did you find a new job yet? This post is 2 yrs old.... Cheers

You deserve so much better! You'll find another job-a good one too!