Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The "ideal job"?

Is there such thing as an "ideal job"?

Sounds plausible right? Well, let's see.. To me, an "ideal job" should be:

An activity that you enjoy doing so much that you don't mind doing it (min) 5 days in a row, for (min) 8 hours each day, and which happens to be economically viable such that it provides an income that is able to sustain your desired level of lifestyle.

Sounds cheem? not really. Basically it just says that the "job" must be something you enjoy doing 9-5pm every weekday (at least), and also pays well enough to let you live the life you'd want (ie. satisfy your material wants and desires).

Now, i often ask myself, is there even such a thing in the world?

Hmm.. then again, maybe there really IS something out there for me, for even if there is, i certainly won't find it in Singapore... down here, anything that pays good money is almost certainly something good for our S'pore economy as a whole, but unsurprisingly also dull and uninteresting ( else why would the Govt allow it here in the first place??! )

Had lunch with a colleague and a client who works in a bank. And we all talked about finding better jobs, doing something we'd enjoy, that also pays well. That's what sparked my thoughts about the above...

Sigh, guitar playing might be a worthwhile profession in some other countries in the west, but here, if you're an true performing artiste (in the real sense, not those lousy Mediacorp so-called "artiste"!! ), i think your life is rather miserable. Little money, little recognition, little future...
Unless you venture overseas, assuming you have a real talent, of course.
There! You see? Not here in little S'pore.

Maybe that's why i'm trying to find my own balance in life. I hold a job which is nothing near "ideal", but at least tolerable and can be enjoyable at times. That funds my lifestyle and pays the bills. At the same time, i engage in my favourite activity in my other free time. All the better when i get rewarded for it as well :)

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