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Desperately seeking a real job

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on Wednesday, 30 July 2014
It’s about this time of year, every summer, that I flirt with a job hunt. The full time office job – despite the beautiful summer we’re having – looks really really appealing. I start to imagine how a phone conversation might be without someone small interrupting. I hallucinate about walking down the street on my own and the ultimate fantasy of an after-work drink in the sunshine combined with something a little cerebral sends me dizzy with excitement.

Of course, I’m not bored. Not with a pile of copywriting, client updates and online stats analysis to get done as well as the highly exciting tasks of finding new school shoes, uniform and pencil cases for September.

I know, I know. The grass is always greener and all that. It’s just that from where I’m sitting (overlooking a busy street), it seems that not everyone out there is disciplining, organizing and shepherding these small people behaving as if they have recently been released on bail.

I need to remind myself of awful bosses, irritating work colleagues, unrealistic deadlines, terrible tube journeys and a less-human alarm clock.

And suddenly the packing, unpacking, washing, ferrying, tidying and endless meals feel like a walk in the park. Which is maybe exactly what we’ll have to do today.

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