3 Reasons Why Office Life Just Doesn't Work For Me
Being a recent graduate and well on my way into my third “career” since graduation I’ve picked up a few new perspectives on the typical workday and what I want it to look like for me. Your first jobs out of college shape and influence a lot of your future career traits that make it to your “Work wish list” (if you don’t have one I highly suggest creating one!) So here are my top three reasons why office life can go fuck itself.
Time vs Money
Since graduating I’ve worked two positions that required a 9-5 work atmosphere. In the 6 months that I’ve spent in these offices I have wasted more time in my cubicle of an office than I ever did in college binge watching Netflix shows.I realized that all I was doing day in and day out at work was completely wasting my time. Pretending to work because there were no more projects to complete and no more phone calls to be made. I thought about how great it would be to come in, do my job, and leave. I’d rather get paid for completing a major project instead of successfully sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours looking busy. Time is the most valuable resource on the planet.
Me vs You
I don’t have time to help someone else develop, build, and grow their dream while neglecting my own. Why put the time in to make someone else’s dream come true when you can put that effort towards your own dream. Not saying that supporting a start up or helping a friend out with their dream is not important. But at the end of the day there are two kinds of people in the world the helpers and the dreamers. Some people stay helpers there whole lives and others help until they get the swing of things and then they begin their own journey to become the dreamers they wish to be.
Expression vs Censorship
After getting out of the worst relationship of my life, I decided that I was going to be as liberated, self-loving, and unapologetically expressive as I wanted to be, because I spent so many days stifled, bottled up, and forcibly contained. In 2015 I worked up the courage to get my septum pierced (it goes through the middle part of your nose that separates your nostrils; commonly referred to as the bull ring). I loved my septum piercing so much! I accessorized it with every outfit, I had thin circle hoops, thick rings, dangling pieces, you name it! But once I started working in the office, I had to keep it flipped up due to the company’s dress code. Now I totally understand wanting your company to have a specific look for your targeted demographic but I rarely if ever interacted with customers face to face. So why couldn’t my septum dangle freely? I’ve decided that I don’t want to work in a workplace that doesn’t appreciate and support my individual expression especially if it doesn’t interfere at all with my experience in that field or my ability to get the job done.