Tuesday, July 26, 2005
This has been an incredible hard day. You always hear that people want to work and that the jobs are not there. I think a better thing for a person to say is, "I don't like the job opportunity that is available and I don't care how much it pays, and even though I am unemployed, I will not accept that job!" Dang! Just be real with your feelings and stop telling employers what you think they want to hear. Let me ventilate. I had ten jobs available, though temporary for three to four months, easy work, pay was better than average, no the pay was pretty darn good, seven people were no shows on the first day. Yet, I keep hearing there are no jobs out here. People who make that statement should say that there are no jobs out here that will pay me six-figures, give me a car, a house and let me come to work when I want to and even though I don't have a college degree or work experience, I want to be paid! Now that I got that off my chest, I can move on...Back to my lighter side, the side that makes my heart goes whoosh-the side that relieves tension and anxiety- that is writing. People always ask me where the characters come from. They come from everyday life situations, from my imagination and from just people watching. That's why those people who know you assume that the characters are people they know or maybe it's even the writer. This is because your characters may mirror some real life situations. Can you see it, a man name DeMarcus also known as Big Boy, standing on the corner with a forty ounce tilted towards his mouth explaining why he's unemployed? Big Boy-"Dawg,I told my old girl that I ain't taking no job that's not paying me yearly at least 40 g's." His friend, Psycho responds," Yo Man you got that right, slave labor ain't happening, this the twentieth century. Show me the m..f..money." See it's easy to find information on building a character. My girlfriend once told me that she can tell when I haven't been writing because she "claims" that I get very irritable. I think she is right. It's been a day and I have been interviewing and training new workers, so I think that maybe she is right. I feel better after putting my feelings down on paper. So my lesson for today is to do what you like and do it often-as long as it is safe, legal, and makes you feel good.