Who writes blog posts while doing treadmill cardio?? I DO! That’s right… I’m cool like that. ;)
Anyways… I’m going to pass the time with telling you about my new job.
I am a certified graphic designer with 3 1/2 years of training under my belt (done in Germany) and 3 years of working experience here in Canada. When we came to Canada I got a job at an advertising company right away, creating logos, vehicle decals, signs of all kinds, T-shirt print, sticker, business cards, mug prints and much more. I enjoyed that job a lot although it has been crazy amount of stress, sweat and overtime work. After 3 years I felt like I was worth getting paid more but with unwillingness of my back then boss I decided to go somewhere else where I’d get paid more even if that meant going away from graphic design doing something else.
I worked one year as a cleaner/janitor at our local leisure center and although it was disgusting at times and real hard physical labor… I loved it too. Then I went working at the cemetery for a few months and finally ended up at the roads and drainage department fixing potholes, traffic lights, painting the street and cleaning Calvert’s. I did not like that one bit. Have you ever experienced going to work in the morning wishing it would already be home time? Yeah… That was my life for a few months there! I got paid real good but I felt like crying Monday till Friday. Thank God I had a baby “shortly” after starting that job. I had a lot of time to think about what I want to do while being on maternity leave for a year. And I decided that I’d rather be getting paid less and going to a job that I actually like going to instead of being paid lots but hating every minute of my job.
So I quit my job at the end of my maternity leave and applied for new jobs that I could imagine myself to like.
3 months later I had a new job. Working for our local newspaper ad a graphic designer once again. Building ads and actually loving every minute of it. I’m serious! I mean… Of course I love being at home with my family but it’s not like I’m crying Sunday night about having to go to work the next day.
I guess a big part of this also is that I really like my co workers. Just today I said to them that I love having a big laugh every day where you barely can breath because you’re laughing so hard. I mean we laugh a lot at work… It’s a great work environment.
And a big plus is that I am excepted with all my tattoos, piercings, bright hair and stretched lobes.
It is less stressful, less sweat and less (no) overtime…
What can I say… I don’t complain about getting paid less because I now know that money isn’t everything that matters when it comes to work life! I absolutely see myself working in this job/company until retirement and that makes me happy. One less thing to worry about, right?!
If you want to see what newspaper I work for go search for “Estevan Mercury” on Facebook.
With that being said… Special Greetings to everyone that struggles with their job.
I’m done with my workout now :) thanks for “listening” …
Talk to you soon!