When I was fifteen I was offered my first job. It wasn't necessarily a job I had been seeking or studying towards, but it was an opportunity to earn some extra cash, and help me get off my arse each morning after I finished school. Exactly what every teenage kid needs when they're offered six weeks of immortality; a reason to wake up each morning.
The world is currently taken over by matters of technology. Most aspects that surround life are intertwined with technology. This is the main reason why IT jobs are gaining a lot of growth as time goes on. With a lot of computing in the clouds, and many things that are within the circle of IT and software, most organizations have relied heavily on the matters of the qualified IT personnel. This is the main reason why jobs in the field of IT have gained a lot of recognition in the past years up to now.
As a former barista, I can say that I have learned a lot about people in general. There’s a lot of people-watching, unpleasant interactions, and every now and then, surprising friendships. I’ve learned to take the good with the bad and have lots of ridiculous stories, but here are just a few problems I’ve encountered being a coffee wizard:
It's enormously exciting, that first time someone says "I want your art and I'll pay you for it." Oh the thrills, the honor, the validation of every painstaking hour spent in study and blood and tears and oh, so much practice! Finally, you've arrived. You're an artist. And people want to buy your work!
You might see us pushing wheelchairs, walking with clients through your local YMCA or community centre. Sometimes you don't see us at all. We are always behind the scenes and rarely thought about when it comes to mental health.
As a bit of a film and television critic, one could rightfully, some might think, ask if I could do any better. After all, making a film is not easy. As the saying goes, if it was, everyone would do it. Maybe that's true. But as technology has advanced and many professions that were the preserve of the few, become accessible to all, increasing numbers of people are doing exactly that; making films.