Oh, you hate your job?


Shawn Magrath

A tip of the hat to fellow reporter Brian Golden who I think spent 37 hours in the newsroom Thursday night to cover the nothing less than terrifying shoot-out in the Town of Pitcher. More importantly, my thanks to all law enforcement involved in the incident. I’m not sure I could be paid enough to do the things they do. It’s so sad that anyone should have to worry about something so deranged, almost unrealistic, as being shot at without reason inside their own home.

I’m so glad the Republican National Convention is over. There wasn’t a minute that wasn’t covered and scrutinized by every televised news organization in the country. That’s not to say it didn’t have it’s perks and wonders; I was mildly surprised by Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night. It was much better than I thought it would be. Of course, it was followed up by that weenie Paul Ryan’s speech and his assumption that we – republicans, democrats, independents, man, woman, child, dog, goldfish; virtually anyone with a set of ears – should believe everything he says. His speech wasn’t just misleading, it was insulting. How dumb does he think we are? Initial thoughts were it was going to be the highlight of the RNC most blasted by the media… then Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair Thursday. Your move democratic national convention. Let’s see you top it.

Food for thought: A requirement for teachers to work eight hours a day would be a relief for teachers everywhere.

This week, I overheard a conversation between a woman and her husband while filling up at the gas station. I’d like to say I’m not one to listen into other peoples’ conversations but actually, I do it all the time. It’s what keeps my life interesting (not to mention, it’s hard not to overhear at the gas station where someone’s pumping gas not two feet from me). The woman was saying how much she hates her job, her boss, coworkers, getting out of bed, the morning commute – pretty much anything associated with having a job (then she got Arbor Day mixed up with Labor Day but that’s really beside the point). I know what you’re thinking: “Gasp! Someone who hates her job? Why, that’s the most common thing I’ve every heard!” According to Business Insider, 8 out of 10 people hate their job. Really, try googling “I hate my job” and see if you can keep your computer from smoking. The Price is Right host (and part time philosopher) Drew Cary said it best: “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”