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Where Do We Fit Into the Job Market?

December 16, 2013

I am possibly referring to ‘The Royal We’ but allow me to continue into ‘our’ search for ‘our’ place in the world and let us see where it leads us both…

I have just finished seven gruelling days working in an office for Minimum Wage. The job entailed market research, calling companies and repeating the same script hundreds of times a day for eight hours, trying desperately to make it sound fresh each and every time. By the end of the last day (which wasn’t supposed to be my last, I had two days left), I had had enough. The manager had taken an instant dislike to me. I knew this from the start but put it down to paranoia until one of my colleagues commented:

“Have you noticed the way he speaks to you? … He doesn’t do that with anyone else, I think he has issues with you” noted Carmen as she threw her cigarette to the pavement on our way home.

“Thank God someone else has noticed! I thought it was just me being paranoid”. The relief flew from my lips.

This experience is not new to me. It makes whatever job I do ten times more difficult. The reason for this is simple – being an ‘empath’ I literally soak up other people’s ‘stuff’. I then have to go home at the end of a hard day and discharge that energy/emotion in order to prepare myself for the next onslaught.

Add to this the draining reality of doing a mind-numbing job for slave wages and what do you get? Lots of questions….

            Do I really want to do this?

            Is there something wrong with me?

            Why are people expected to work for such low wages?

            How can I/everyone else pay their bills on a pittance?

            Is there another way?

Let’s stick with the last question and forget the rest (for what use are they anyway, really?)

Is – there – another – way?

Of course there is. I just haven’t found it yet.

Here’s to our search….

BIG Hug!

Matt xx

PS There will be more about being an Empath in the workplace in the next post!

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