zaterdag 3 juli 2010

Blogging my situation: Cheese and more cheese.

There are different kinds of people: The people who do everything with their heart and soul poured into it, and the kind that doesn't like much, but excel at the things they actually are enthusiastic about. Unfortunately, I'm one of the latter. I've had no problems with it so far, but all good things must come to an end.

As I told you earlier, I have to find a job. The problem is, I don't like working. The government sponsors me because I go to college, so I´m not short on funds either. I don´t spend it on drinks/shopping/going out anyway. So why am I actually trying?
When I don't get a job this summer, I have to join my parents/brothers and go with them to Sweden for 3/4 weeks. Now I can hear you thinking "Why is that punishment? Sweden is beautiful and I want to go there." I wholeheartedly agree with you there, but the reason I don't want this is that I want to try to be independent for once. Since I've never been home alone for 3/4 weeks I want to find out if I can survive. As preparation, I guess.

"Now where is the cheese? Erik, you promised me cheese and I stuck with this because I want it".

Yes, cheese. As some of you maybe know, I was substituting for a friend today at his job. He works in a cheese factory for minimum wage, and since it was only for one day, I agreed... since I'm such a generous person (modest, too!). I have to say, the work was awesome. And by "work", I mean "mindless repetition". And by "awesome," I mean "awful". Not to mention incredibly boring.

To come back to the first point, I'd like to find a job I'm enthusiastic about, if those even exist. That makes time pass quicker, and me less bored.

PROS of being a "production assistant" in a cheese factory:
-I got to work with friends of my friend, which I vaguely knew
-Cheese. Actually, way too much cheese. Why isn't this a CON?
-Breaks. As with every job I experienced so far. I really looked forward to them.
-I got to ride a forklift. It's funny.

-The Polish coworker yelled at man and cheese alike
-THE BOREDOM resulting from mindless repetition
-Cheese is quite heavy, and I had to carry quite a few around
-Standing all day made my feet/legs/body hurt.

So, maybe I'm unreasonable, but I really want a job I like, even if I don't know something. *sighs*

Quote: *incomprehensible gibberish* -Eddie the Polish Coworker, on cheese. Probably.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Working at a cheese factory could be quite interesting, but by the end of it you might be lactose intolerante from excessive cheese boredom.

    The important question: What KIND of cheese is it?

  2. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the kinds, but I noticed normal, sheep's and goat's cheese.

    I believe I still smell of all kinds of cheese even now.

  3. is it 3/4 weeks as in 5 days or 3 to 4 weeks as in 21-28 days?

    if it's 5 days, I would stay. if it's 21+ days, I would go to Sweden. but that's just me. I already know I can survive on my own. I've kinda been on my own for a year and a half. my parents work, so I'm home alone with my sister (who doesnt do chores)

  4. It's for 21+ days.

    It's just that I'm not the kind of person who can think about nothing and just flip cheese for an entire day. I don't even want to think about what it is like to do that multiple times a per week.

    Maybe it's versatility I'm looking for.


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