I DON’T WANT A CAREER BY CONNOR MORRIS
I don’t want a career.
Every time I hear my fellow students talking about their future careers, I cringe inside. I can’t figure out if they don’t realize what they are signing up for, or if they actually enjoy living in an office.
This is how I think of what life would be like in a typical business career path. There are 168 hours in a week. Most office jobs require you to work about 50 hours a week. On average, we’ll say that you spend 10 hours a week driving and getting ready for work. Finally with an average of 7 hours of sleep a night, we are up to 109 hours a week spent on those mundane activities. That leaves you with 59 hours a week to do things that you actually enjoy doing. This is all assuming that you are content with an entry level position, because if you want to get promoted, that 50 hours turns into much more.
It is not like I’m just too lazy to work for a living, but there has to be a way to make a living without sacrificing a third of my life to an activity that I just tolerate doing. Even if everything works out and I become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, will the money and title really be worth what I gave up to get there?
I don’t want a career, I want a life.