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Old 10-24-2011, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

I work for the government of California shoving papers from one side of my desk to the other.
I work for the DMV and got tired of getting yelled at by customers in the field office so I promoted to headquarters. I now write reports and answer letters. I hate it. Sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day sucks. My back hurts from sitting too much and the more I do the more I realize how much government money we waste on crap. By the time people get to a level where they can go something about it, they don't care anymore. I hate the fact that I spend all day and expend all my energy into something that has nothing to do with my life. I hate that I can't get a better gig because I have no flexibility in being able to gig. I can't leave early on Fridays to get to a club, or take a couple of days off to go to a casino gig. I'm thinking about quitting and trying to gig and give lessons. We could live on what my wife makes but it would be tight. I'm just not sure I want to be that irresponsible. I also don't want to be this miserable for the next 30 years until I retire. By then I will be too old to gig much.
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