Mr. Spock Didn’t Have These Problems

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.

by enderisnotmyrealname

And if you're a bad boss...may you find yourself unemployed soon.

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.”


About Barb

I escaped from a hardscrabble farm in Oklahoma. I'm not sure why people think I have an accent. I miss the sunshine, but not the fried foods.
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7 Responses to Mr. Spock Didn’t Have These Problems

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  2. Alice Lynn says:

    Loved the movie but then I’ve been a Trekkie since Jim Kirk & Co. first lit up the black & white screen. I even used Star Trek as a point of reference in a senior essay on the power and use of myth. Star Trek opens a window to the future, preparing mankind for travel among the stars. At least I hope so.


  3. Les says:

    I have to see the new Star Trek movie soon!

    Still job hunting, glad to hear there’s signs of hope.
    I think I’ll pass on any Wendy’s jobs. I don’t fit their job description. 🙂 ~ Les


  4. Lisa Nowak says:

    I loved that movie! I had to go back and see it again.


  5. digipicsphotography says:

    She probably has to run around in the shower just to get wet.


  6. Roxie says:

    And Kirk is STILL chasing skirt. Everyone is so skinny, though. Uhuru needs 3 good meals a day for the next four years.


  7. digipicsphotography says:

    Ahh…another Trekie! I loved the movie.


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