I hate my job. Fact.
For those not in the know, I have an evening cleaning job at a children’s nursery. Cleaning up after somebody else is nobody’s idea of a great job… well unless you are Monica from Friends… So I have been in a bit of a funk lately; hating the job, with lack of better options, and actually being compared to my sister (the worse thing you could ever do if you want to keep your knees… I’ll kick those right off )
The thing is, I hate being in a funk. It sucks the life out of you with it’s all consuming power, leaving you a deflated mass on the floor, lacking in energy to do anything at all. So in order to pull myself out of the funk, I decided on some positive thinking. And because my situation doesn’t look like it’s changing anytime soon, that positive thinking was aimed directly at my crappy job. What follows is a list I painstakingly compiled of the good things about my job…
1) The biscuits – there are always biscuits of every variety stockpiled in the staff room cupboard;
2) It makes sinking into a hot bath when I get home all the more satisfying;
3) I suppose it is kinda of therapeutic, wiping away the dirt;
4) I get lots of time to think – the automatic cleaning robot that I am can think of pretty things, and story ideas, and look forward to future happenings (parties, dream home etc);
5) The biscuits – you can never have too many of them;
6) It keeps me off jobseekers allowance and out of the jobcentre – let’s face it, if you go in there, there is no hope at all;
7) The staff there provide lots of ideas for characters of my future stories; the quiet one, the snobby one, etc;
8) I sometimes play with the toys – I’m there by myself so why not;
9) I get most of the day to myself – I can attempt to change my situation, I can write something, I can enjoy the glorious sunshine that Britain is having right now (and it is best to enjoy it whilst you can, never know when it’ll disappear for another year);
10) And finally, did I mention the biscuits?
There you have it, and with a little positive thinking, I do feel better, and less in a funk.
Positive thinking all the way.