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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

Vocations and Invocations

It would be strange to be brought somewhere by invocation, wouldn’t it? Spending a few days here or there, vanquishing whatever problem for a boss, and then *poof* called to another destination to work for another boss…

Like working for a temp agency.

The book I’m reading (Why yes, I’m reading Lollipop by Amy Lane) has me considering a new career path. There’s no benefit to stay with a company any more. Brand loyalty is a thing of the past. I feel like a free agent football player. I’m bored out of my mind and I want to do something new. And when that gets old, I want to move on to something new.

People become trapped in jobs when they need health insurance, or they live outside of their means. They need to support their families. I get it. I just never want to be them. That’s why I don’t have kids.

How many people do you know who love their day jobs? I know one. He took a pay cut to go back to the best job he’d ever had. He once told me that it’s more important to do something you love because retirement may never happen, or it may not be the cushy dream life you expect.

My favorite job was working for a temp agency. When I was a good fit for a company, they fought to keep me.

Maybe I just want to be fought over again. Maybe I want to feel like I’m doing something worthwhile. I want to benefit the company in a way they didn’t have before they hired me.

Instead, I’m dreading Monday morning, like the rest of the world.

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