20Something and Surviving

Procrastinators Unite Tomorrow!!!

Things are a bit hectic this week.

Early on Monday morning I arrived to find a crisis. Not a good thing when you are still experiencing post hangover blues.

The weekend was fantastic and I promise, promise, promise to fill in the details when I have time. Which I don’t have at the moment. Compounding my problem is the prospect of Graduation plus the onslaught of finishing my Research project.

I don’t know what possessed me to think I could handle a full time job, full time studies and even try to have a semblance of a social life and manage it all. Some can. You know those people. They have their whole lives detailed in little notebooks and don’t freak out at the first sign of a hiccup but rather resort to plan B. And they have a detailed contingency plan B. My plan B usually has to go to Plan C that is usually made up as I go along.

I’m a serial procrastinator when it comes to the not so important things and then those same things become important things. Luckily I’ve been trained to work under tight deadlines.

My mind is swirling and despite my best efforts I’m consumed with the trivial. One of my friends recently decided to do cut her off totally form all type of electronic or technological communication. Unless it was the landline at work she would have nothing to do with it. Part of her religion or something. Anyway the aim was to hold out for 21 days and then she would have conquered her mini technology obsession/ addiction.

I saw something on Oprah, yes I watch Oprah, about it taking 21 days to break a habit so maybe I will try. Wait. No I won’t. I couldn’t survive the two weeks my Cellphone had t go in for repairs and I freak when the server goes down so I’m not going to intentionally make my self go insane.

Rather I will just cut out any social networking during 8 to 5 and do some actual work. Only a month to go and then I’m free. Cape Town here I come!!!

I’m also working on the site as I go along. I’m still playing around with the colours and themes and all that other stuff. Technology is not my friend even though I’ve tried to make peace countless times. Enjoy the week and will chat soon.

May 27, 2008 Posted by | apologies, finals, jobs, leez, procrastinators | 8 Comments

Just Coz I’m Me

Okay. So yet another weekend to look forward to. I sometimes with my life was made up of weekends. That way you can get tired of doing nothing but party and actually look forward to going to work.

I actually love what I do. I do wish that I could be doing something better and earning more but like everyone else I just have to content myself with the belief that some things are meant to be and that maybe someday someone will take note.

I read something ultra disturbing last week. At least it was disturbing to me.

It was about the downfall of man. At least that’s the way I see it. According to this article in an online publication men are now losing more and more jobs whilst women are gaining more.
That’s not news to us here in South Africa where men are being continually marginalised everyday. I don’t want to go into politics or race issues but the honest to god fact is that men are being unfairly sidelined in some pursuit of equality.

If you are a male you have no chance in hell of getting a decent job irrespective of your qualifications. And before we get into the debate of colour, as someone of mixed race, believe me when I say it does not matter. Even my Black Male friends have the same problem. Unless you are some half-wit black woman with a disability who’s uncle was in the struggled you have a snowballs chance in hell of getting anything decent.

I’m a bit-miffed coz I’ve been searching lately and am continually amazed at the shitty way things are being handled. As always we have to look at the fundamentals. Meaning the beginnings, the building blocks.

This brings me to one of my other pet hates. Cell C’s take a girl child to work day. I mean really. The whole concept is insulting. Business people are encouraged to take some chick and mentor them whilst the boys remain behind. This is to promote a positive culture in the workplace, blah, blah, and blah.

Its discrimination. In their efforts to gain equality women have decided that the only possible way that it can be achieved is to “castrate” the man. And like all good leaders its best o get them whilst they young. Teach these boys that they will not succeed or do not deserve a place in the workplace because it’s reserved for women. Just like the female species has claimed to be ostracised so it is now the male’s turn.

According to Cell C they have Guidelines in helping these boys realise that they really are not worth it. “The guidelines also help boys to understand why we need to set aside a special day each year to help girl learners with their aspirations and future career decisions.” reads their little propganda note on their site.

Yes, they would have us believe boys do not have aspirations…

Once we start to actually start treating everyone with respect and as actual equals and teaching our children the same then perhaps we may have a chance of getting a few things done.

But that’s just me. Leez.

enjoy your weekend

May 10, 2008 Posted by | equality, females, jobs, males, weekends | 2 Comments