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9-5 Woes


Ugh. Another Sunday gone. The parties, sleepless nights, and booze fests are over and its time to get back to reality. When I say reality, I mean work. Employment is an inevitable part of life, just like death. The sad thing is it can be just as dreaded as well. Like many people, I hate my job. I’m stuck in a cube all day doing routine work. As you ladies know, I’m not built for this.

I’m an outspoken, goofy, and foul-mouthed girl. I hate dressing up. Its hard for me not to curse. I AM NOT MADE FOR CORPORATE AMERICA! I just want to write, have an iced coffee or two, and watch ‘Juice’ over and over again. I’m quite disappointed in ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ We pride ourselves on being the land of opportunity. Damn that! The opps for the creative and non-conforming are limited.

I’m at the boiling point. I feel like a dog with one of those dumbass plastic collars around its neck that’s itching but cant quite reach the scratch. Its SO annoying. I just want to create! Is that too much to ask? Sheesh.

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4 Responses to “9-5 Woes”

  1. Birago says:

    You took ALL of those words right out of my mouth. I’m a singer and all I want to do is write and sing all day, but yes, work is inevtable as is death, and those two words “work and death” seem to work too well in the sentence together…SMH..I to am foul mouthed and not built for corporate. Threatening in my mind everyday to “quit and go bartend” then I remember that I need benefits…le sigh..

  2. Miss P says:

    be careful what you wish for.

    after completing a degree in a top-tier university, handling a boutique investment bank in the silicon valley… then writing a thesis in washington dc while working in pr… all i wanted was to quit this structured lifestyle and create designs.

    so i did, and now every day the stress of economic uncertainty is beginning to take its toll. instead of “creating” i am spending days trying to find a job. at least, when i was working, i didn’t have to worry about my needs to sustain myself.

    be grateful of your position. you CAN create and live out your dreams but in this society where money rules everything… and there are people who can’t find jobs… really take a look of your privileged spot in being able to sustain yourself.

  3. artiffact artiffact says:

    I used to detest the 9-5 too. I only allowed myself to work part-time, while filling the other part of my income by hustlin’ hard- real hard. Yes I was hustlin’ my own passion, being creative and working on my own terms, but it never was a steady paycheck. The work was fun and fulfilling, but I was working all the time.

    Now, I work a 9-5 with an organization I love and I’m passionate about the work and mission as well. I have steady money (but no benefits! grrr) but yes, I get annoyed sometimes about the routine of things, the same hours etc., and especially how my 9-5 dips into my creative energy. But I leave my work at work, which in an ideal world, gives me the rest of the time to create. (That hasn’t quite happened – yet).

    Basically, jobs are cut and created all at the same time. If you’re not happy, try looking for a change in direction even if it’s another 9-5. At least it’s not graveyard or on the weekends!

    P.S. I’m laughing at your dog metaphor, because my dog has a cone on his head right now and I literally know what you’re sayin!

  4. RoSquare says:

    REVOLT sister REVOLT!


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