Thursday, 11 April 2013

J for Jobs


Since I started sixth form in September, it feels like everyone around me is employed - they can afford clothes, trips to the cinema, Leeds tickets and in some cases a car!

Everyone complains about having a job but I think sometimes they forget what it's like to have to ask your mum for money, or to not have any at all - I haven't bought myself any new clothes in ages (and there is an amazing H! by Henry Holland dress from Debenhams that I really want) but I would just like some independence from my parents - I hate being so reliant on them for money.

People think that I haven't looked for a job which simply isn't true, I've applied everywhere. But who wants a 17-year-old sixth former with no experience? And besides, there's a million people out there like me looking for a weekend-and-evening job, most of the time it seems to be a simple case of knowing the right people.

As for my future career, I have no idea of what I'll end up doing, most of the things I would like to do are almost impossible to make a living out of (ie. writing and baking) I'm not fussed about having loads of money, enough so I can be comfortable is alright by me, especially if I love or atleast like my job. I haven't given up on the idea of marrying a millionaire or being found on Heir Hunters (I've been watching way too much daytime TV over the past couple of weeks - my dad won't pay for Sky Plus) 

Do any of you work? And if you do, do you like it?


  1. Best suggestion I've heard? Find something you love and do it. Might not mean much money at the start, but you will love what you're doing. And as people get to know you, they'll think about what you're doing, and how brilliant it is.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

    1. Sounds like a great plan to me, I just need to figure out what it is that I love doing! xx

  2. I work but im losing my job in July so i'm in a total panic mode. Job searching is very very hard but just stay determined! I'm trying to look at job search websites nearly every day, applying to what I can. Maybe offer to do volunteer work in charity shops? I can't bear the thought of having to rely on my parents for money again... it makes me feel like such a burden! x

    1. And parents never seem to understand just how desperately you need things like dresses and tickets and jewellery! It's just so disheartening when I never get as far as an interview :( xx