A new job: back being responsible

Philippines
November 18, 2010 5:09pm CST
as some of you may know, i was jobless for the past couple of weeks. it has been a month and a half actually, i think. in that span of time i've been eating my heart out, playing nba 2k11, answering discussions here on mylot, composing songs, modeling a new cg character, getting drunk with friends and chicks i just met, hanging out with gf and exes ..basically horsing around. the only productive thing i have done is hit the gym. yesterday i've signed a contract for a new job that'll start next month. i was excited during the whole job offer but when i was on my way home i started to realize that i'm gonna miss slacking off. it has breached and spread in my system and it'll take time for me to shrug it off and focus on my job. of course i can't just trade that for a job, i need money for my family. oh dear 'lying-on-couch-while-eating-chips','sitting-comfy-while-cursing-kobe-bryant' and 'sleeping-late-almost-every-night-cuz-i-was-drunk-again-with-friends', i'm surely gonna miss you. how 'bout you? have you ever missed slacking off and basically being lazy? what're you doing when you're actually not doing anything?
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7 responses
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
2 Dec 10
i always have something to do. even i am jobless, i try to make my own opportunity to get hired. i hope someday i could get the fruits of my efforts
• Philippines
2 Dec 10
Just keep sending those resumes. I'm sure you'll get that call for an interview someday.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 10
you too. maybe if u dare to dream to have your dream job u will get rid that laziness.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
19 Nov 10
I had a hard time being lazy and enjoying my time of nothing because I was always working and I would feel irresponsible. But I've learned to enjoy my time when I can because it can be an opportunity since we all live to work and die for it. But when I'm really doing nothing, I can be daydreaming, watching movies, reading, eating, drawing, and going online.
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
I like drawing as well. I like drawing portraits of famous people. If my budget finally allows it, i'll buy a scanner and print them. Then i'll try selling them online and see if i can make money out of it.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Depending on the country and if the person is alive, there are copy right issues regarding that, beware! But sounds like a good idea for a small business.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
23 Nov 10
I can't remember the last time I slacked off. Even in college I worked two jobs. Then I worked up until I had my second child, then I did home day care, then I started my own used book business, and I still do that along with writing on line to make money and I have three kids now to take care of. Probably the the last time I slacked off was maybe Sophmore year of high school.
• Philippines
2 Dec 10
Good for you. You'll be a very successful person someday. Just keep on with that.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
well, it is good that you have a job already. i bet it would really take some time to shrug off the complacency. to have a taste of the glorious non working, non obliging, unstressed world can really take a toll on a person. BUT there are needs that need us to dismiss the idea that doing nothing is glorious but is not favorable.
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
Yeah, but it's still pretty hard to shake it off, i bet. It's still next month so i'm making the most of my time doing nothing. Lol
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 10
Hi Frontvision!. Congratulation on your new job. Well its not easy to leave our lazy day but there is a believe our higher responsibility you had to take as a family man. Any way we can still enjoy that in week end aren't we?. I hope you will enjoy your work and don't forget to come here if you had time.
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
Wow, thanks. Thanks for your reply.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
For the past several years, I have been doing projects and so there are times when I would be unemployed. During those times I catch on my family duties, mostly running errands, stroll in the mall at odd hours to avoid the crowd and savor window shopping and mostly back to my online writing. It is nice to take a break from the 9-to-5 schedule, but a regular paycheck is still comforting.
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
Yep. But all the things that we want ultimately have consequences. You want a paycheck, you need to work. You slack off, you don't get paid. I just wish that we can get paid by slacking off. That'd be the dream job. Add up booze and it's utopia. Lol
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
19 Nov 10
I was out of a job for two years after getting let go from a company I worked at for eight years. I signed up at a temporary service and every now then, worked for one of their cf clients for a week or two. I was getting unemployment and I always got extensions. I did get up in the morning looking for jobs, but I was able to watch all the judge shows, play music on my laptop, read. I didn't like not working and especially every two weeks, when claiming unemployment, that pressure of what if I don't get it for some reason. Now, as of August, I'm working. Labor day I was home and saw those programs and realized how long I had been out of work. Sometimes, I wouldn 't shave until 3 or 4 pm. And If I did that, I usually didn't shower. Now, it's back to getting up with an alarm, shaving, showering and making sure I'm out the door to get to work on time. But it sure is nice to be off of unemployment.
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
It's relieving getting a job after a considerable amount of time but It's also relaxing having to just do nothing. Don't get me wrong, i like being productive but my body kinda felt like it really needed to relax. I really needed that.