But there is trouble in Chinatown lately at my job and so I have been quietly looking around all that I can. Some of this "looking" means investigating the evil evil private sector. And, as luck would have it, I got a phone call today from a certain regulated industry: I have an interview next week!!
Conscience talking here: do you want to work for regulated industry? I thought you went to school to do good in the world? I thought you toil away in a low-paying public service job because you like helping people?!
Well, conscience, that's sort of true. There's lots of other factors involved as well and none that I can fully explain here in order to protect my identity. But I have known that it would be possible for me to cross over to the private sector eventually and substantially boost my salary. I just wanted to get more experience before I did that.
But, going on an interview can't hurt, right? Well, perhaps, and here's why: I have to take the bus. I know this sounds lame to the 99% of the world that commutes daily but I picked an apartment only 4 blocks from where the majority of jobs were in my city on purpose. I like walking. I like my downtown area! Alas, this job is out of town by about 15 miles. I know it shouldn't be a huge factor, but spending almost an hour and a half on a bus every day will add years to my life! And I will have to wake up earlier. And I won't get to go home at lunch anymore.
Oh well, wish me luck!