WHAT’S WRONG WITH A JOB?

Man Holding Drinking Glass

“A check is a check.”


HONEST LIVING

You get up and go to work everyday. It’s not the most amount of money, but you are able to buy the things you need to survive. Now, some may look at that think to themselves it could be perceived as problematic. Especially considering how unguaranteed the workplace is today. But there is nothing wrong with wanting to have a job that is a little more stable on a daily basis. And there is nothing wrong with knowing there is something there every two weeks. That’s consistent income could be comforting to most. But the reality is that so many jobs are here one day and gone the next. So there is just way too much doubt and risk associated with having just one job. And for most people in the foreseeable future , they will have some sort of outside income making money.

CHECK TO BANK TO BILLS TO NEEDS TO WANTS

When you get paid from your job, most people have direct deposit. You already have what your money is going toward. It goes from the bank, to setting aside the funds for rent, then you have your utilities, food, transportation, and your personals. After the needs of your household is paid, then most people focus on the wants in their life like the leisure activities. And this is why so many people are broke for the most part. They live check to check because they want to live while surviving. And you have to be careful because you have to always plan for the worse. You never know what might happen in the future. You not only could lose your job and but you could also get sick which could be costly.

THE REALITY AMONGST THE FEAR

Now, the reality of jobs are that most people are not going to lose their job. Most people will have something that they call work everyday. The only thing that is scary is that you are not in the know, and assuming something is always there. And like I said for most people it is, but some won’t. Only thing is that, you don’t know who that some will be.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe

HAVING A JOB CAN SUCK

Woman Sitting in Front of Macbook

“This stinks.”


9 – 5 BORDEM

Are you working a job that you hate going to everyday? It just becomes this mundane thing that you hate showing up to five days a week. And today, it’s not just one because so many people have to work multiple jobs. So it is not a 9 – 5 anymore. It is now a Monday thru Sunday job workweek. You sometimes forget about the days because you’re working everyday. And this is the point where you realize that your life needs some type of change. You look around and have this thought of dejection from walking into your house everyday. Or better yet, if you are dreading Monday and looking forward to Friday, you are not living. Well, how can you have a job that doesn’t suck?

FINDING SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T SUCK

It’s easy to say to someone to just find a new job. Especially if that person or those people have a career that they love. But you have to make some type of adjustment because living like this will send you into  a life of depression. So the best thing you can do is reach out to people and ask for references on jobs. Or you can just try reaching out via internet portals. Now those jobs are harder to attain, but it doesn’t hurt to try it out. But keep in mind, this process could be worst than staying your current position.

LEARN TO EXIST AND MOVE ON

Have you ever tried to find aspects of your job to care about to make the time go by? You may have to do this until you find a way to get out of your daily grind. Because if you wake up everyday with the mind frame here we go again you start to resent your life. And you will sink deeper into a life of nothing. So figure out something you like, if not something someone, then you can exist until you find something else you like that you are good at. Then it’s easier to find a better job.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: BOTH ARE NEEDED IN AMERICA

Person Holding 100 Us Dollar Banknotes

“Get it how you get it.”


NO MORE ONE JOBS

Remember the good old days of how the man would go to work and the wife would stay at home. But the times have seriously changed and that is no longer an option. She need to be working just like her husband is working. The country’s wealth is growing, but the wealth gap is increasing. And this simply means that the few people who are rich are getting richer. So the poor people are getting poorer and the middle is diminishing. That means more poor because the middle is not climbing. So what about the people who still want to live off of one income? You know what I say, more power to you. Because I could not see myself doing it, but that is where I am at now in life.

LIVING ON ONE

What was the norm in the past is something that is odd in today’s society. If you have a stay at home mom today, then you are what the 1950’s kids were in the past. Kids are shocked to see kids with stay at home parents today. But this can also be scary at the same time. And the reason being that so many jobs are unguaranteed. So if you lose your job, then your household could be in disarray. It’s always best to have more than one. This way, you can have something to fall back on. Otherwise your back is up against the wall.

FOR THE FEW WHO CAN

Now, there are those few people who can afford to live on income. And that is fine as long as the person making the living have a high enough income for survival. Now, on the other hand, you might see yourself as bored if you don’t have anything going on. Because the times have changed for the wife at home. So you will be quite bored since so many people work. What are you to do with no work? Even if you have kids, they spend time at school. So know what you’re getting yourself into.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe

DRESS TO IMPRESS: DOES THE ATTIRE STILL MATTER IN YOUR CAREER

Man Wearing Gray Suit

“Fresh to death.”


TWO PIECE WITH A TIE

For the longest, you could not wear certain articles of clothing to work. But in today’s society, the lines have been blurred for what you are allowed to wear. You now see the CEO of the company wearing a sweater, jeans, and sneakers. Case in point, Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is known for his hoodie and jeans that he wears even in business meetings. So much so, he was criticized for dressing this way when speaking to the government. But you also see the sleeve and neck tattoos sported by the professionals that used to never wear them. You see the doctors, teachers, and even the law enforcement.  This in itself was something that the bad boys did back in the days, now the boys in blue rock the tats.

CASUAL WITH A WINK

I have to make you think for a second. Just because things have gotten lax, does not mean you can show up and do anything you want to do. There are still guidelines regarding the attire. You can’t show up to work like you’re on your way to a nightclub. Because this would be problematic for the organization. So you can be casual, but it’s a business type of casual. Meaning you are to still wear khaki pants and a nice sports shirt with drivers or moccasin shoes. But may I remind you, there are still some places where you cannot be yourself. You have to still follow the traditional guidelines for how one should dress. And there is a reason why you cannot dress a certain way.

THE USUAL COULD BE ENFORCED

Don’t be misled, there are places that still have a strict dress code. Like instance, a school teacher has to think about what they will wear, especially if they are around small children. Kids are like sponges and they will soak up anything in their environment. So you don’t want to wear something that will spark a conversation you don’t want to have with kids.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe

THE LAND OF LOST: WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN THE PARADIGM OF BUILDING

Related image

“Moving on from here.”


CROSS ROADS

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you are trying to build your career, but you have hit a wall? You are at this point where you find yourself stuck in thought. You find yourself not being able to move past your current point. This makes you start to rethink why you have chosen this path in the first place. And here is where some people decide to push through the pain and others decide to give up and move on. Most people in this space just continue to wake up everyday and exist in their space of existence. They don’t fail or succeed, they just stay right in their position. And why is this place so bad? Well, as long as you’re happy it shouldn’t matter. That is unless your current position is rendered obsolete. Then you are faced with a difficult reality.

THE MINDFRAME

When the mind is running all over the place at a hundred miles per hour, then you will find it hard to figure out where to go to next. You will be in a mental place where even if you try to force yourself to be someplace else, it will keep you from progressing forward. Trust me, I have been there before. I remember I was stuck writing my short stories and had writers block. What I did was write about writers block which fixed my writers block. So you have to do these types of techniques to trick yourself into moving forward. Because when I wrote I fixed the problem in the paradigm of the problem. So when you are pursuing a career in let’s as a Chef, and you want  to create new menu dishes. You should go home and put together food dishes out of scratch. And you’ll come up with an item from something.

SURPRISE YOURSELF

Well listen to this, most people in the paradigm of doing anything do not see the results. We all have no clue what to expect whenever we are doing something and trying to push forward. So we question why are we doing this career. We often think to ourselves what could I really be doing if not doing this thing I am in now. And all it is, is the fear. And not the fear of failing but the fear of success. Because we all fail, but the fear of success is people demanding more and more the higher you go.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe

FOUR MONTHS FOR CAREER

Group of People In Dress Suits

“Where are going in your career?”


GO FOR WHAT YOU KNOW

Over the next four months, I will be sharing with you my ideas and views on a career. Building a career and having a career. I myself am on the path of trying to build my career this year. I will be working on portrait photography as well as Creative Direction. All the while working on my screenplays that I will be submitting into contest. Now, what are your career paths in life?


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe