For the last 6 months I have found myself to be really independent as I have a job and have my own money and don’t have to rely on people giving me money to spend. You’re probably thinking that sounds really stupid, and to be honest it sounds pretty stupid in my head also. Before having this job, I was relying on other people to give me money so I could go out and buy that top I wanted or a pair of shoes. But it’s not only the independene I am loving, but the feeling I have when I look in my bank account and realise that the money I have in there is the money I have earnt for myself and it is mine fair and square – I have worked for it.
My job consists of working during the holidays, which is a bit unusual as most people work during the week after school or on Saturdays and Sundays. If you haven’t already worked it out, I work with kids at a Holiday Programme. For me, working with the holiday programme means having to be at work at 7.30 in the morning and working until later on in the evening. Although having to be at work at 7.30 is a disadvantage, it is all worth it when you see the kids smiles on their faces as you greet them at the door. But not everyone has a smile on their face at 7.30, buut that is what us staff members are there for – to put smiles on the kids face, help them and guide them.
One of the reasons I love my job is because we get to act like little kids again. Working with kids can sometimes be a drag and I don’t always feel up to it, but I enjoy it. Working with kids is such an experience as I can act like a total retard! ( I get it from my auntie.) We have a range of ages that come to holiday programme, from 5 up to 12. I think this is a good age group as most of the time, we get the older kids to help the younger ones with some of our activities we do, as well as the staff helping as well.
I also find myself to be very lucky with this job, as my friends are looking for jobs and often when they find out I have a job, I often get told ‘You’re soo lucky!’ and I always respond with ‘I know.’ When I wake up and get myself ready for work, I don’t think of it as going to work because I don’t find myself working, I find it as something I enjoy doing and having fun with it. So, when I think about, it’s like getting paid for something you enjoy, which in my opinion isn’t work.
I am happy with my job, and I find myself lucky to do so as not a lot of people are happy with their jobs and struggle to get out of bed to go to work. But I think I am one of the lucky ones to find something I enjoy and call it a job. I hope you all have jobs you enjoy and if not, maybe you should think about finding something that inspires you and not call it a job but something you want to do for the rest of your life.