Written by Jack Milner, July 2011
Jack has finished his degree. His job hunt is proving a long and difficult road.
The Jack Milner circus is unfortunately for some still in town, which means more commotion, conflict and mishap than a gypsy wedding. I have been discussing the merits of my current source of employment and the positives and negatives in the last couple of blogs, and unfortunately I am still stuck in career limbo.
As you may have gathered, I am rather useless when it comes to decision making, which is made even more ironic considering I have no qualms or issues when it comes to making them for other people - 'do as I say, not as I do etc etc'.
I have made that all important initial step in searching and applying, but have been rather hesitant when it comes to following through. I would like to consider myself something of a loyal person (it is something of a Yorkshire trait), and doing this makes me feel uncomfortable when I already have a job at Coral.
It gives off a vibe of almost adultery; you have a nice steady wife who you are very comfortable with, but things are stagnating and you are seeking something that is a bit more challenging. So you go out, not necessarily seeking anything in particular, just having a peek to see whether or not the grass really is greener on the other side. I must point out that this example was used purely as a metaphor, and I am in fact neither married, nor an adulterer.
So whether I need to have a couple of drinks and instill some 'Dutch courage' into me, to seal the deal so to speak, or at least to be able to venture outside of the Coral bubble. It is rather easy for someone like me to talk relentlessly about sport and bet on such events armed with pointless facts and irrelevant statistics - indeed, I would consider myself as a bit of a specialist. However, it is an empty feeling, one where I don't feel as if I have contributed to society. The fact that my job is purely in the service industry means there is no end product, nothing physical or tangible that you can touch.
As always, we shall wait and see. I hope to have higher spirits and a higher bank balance next time we meet.
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