I enjoyed the new Star Trek movie, nudging Scout and whispering, “It’s him!’ when the Old-Spock appeared on the screen.
The audience clapped when Leonard Nimoy’s voice intoned: “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of……” You know the rest.
As we left the dim theater for the bright lights of reality, it stuck me that unlike today’s citizens, no character in the Star Trek movies ever looks for a job. The industrial military complex of the Starship Federation provides millions of positions throughout the universe (with no discrimination toward multiple eyes, borg-parts, or creepy rippled foreheads).
In the future, folks wear attractive uniforms, bosses are almost always fair, and careers don’t crush your spirit. Perhaps that’s why we enjoy the movies so much. They take us away from the reality of jobs that we don’t enjoy.
The good news is that in today’s market, simply having a job is a blessing.
Last week, I interviewed a stone fabricator for a news article. He was excited because his company had just received an order for a new construction project. He’s done lots of remodels lately, but this was for a new home. “Things are starting to tick upward.” He grinned with hope.
So if you’re looking for work, it’s possible one will open up soon. If you’re in a job that’s a stepping-stone to your dream-position, hang in there. Hopefully you’re next hop will come shortly.
And if you’re a Trekkie…may you find work that allows you “to go where no one has gone before.”