‘I’m not looking for a job’
A freelance marketing engineer has made it through two years on the job and is now looking for work, after struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers.
The 36-year-old is currently unemployed, but has made a point of not looking past the fact that he’s been there for two years.
“I’ve got two kids and I’ve had to work, but I’ve been here longer than I’ve wanted to be here,” he said.
“So I’ve just tried to keep my head down, keep working, keep doing the best I can and hope for the best.”
The problem is I have this obsession with prescription pain medication and I think I’ve fallen into that trap.
“I think I was too hard on myself and I didn’t realise I needed to be.
I think the biggest thing for me is just not looking back on the last two years, I think that was the biggest mistake.
The way I look at it, it was a complete waste of my time.”
I’ve been doing the job I love for two and a half years now.
I feel like I’ve learned something about myself and my work.
It’s been a great experience.
“His experience has left him feeling like a different person.”
You’re working for someone who has no respect for your talent, no respect at all for your work ethic and no respect whatsoever for what you’ve achieved,” he told the ABC.”
It’s a shame I don’t get to have that sort of opportunity.
“But Mr Williams said the positive side of being unemployed is that he has time to pursue his passion for creative work.”
We’ve got an enormous amount of time, it’s very, very much an hour a day, seven days a week, for creative thinking,” he explained.”
There’s so many things I love to do and I feel very, quite content with my work.
“He’s also confident in his ability to change and improve.”
Being unemployed is a bit of a learning curve,” he continued.”
If you’re trying to change something, the first thing is to not let it get you down.
And that’s why it’s so important that you don’t let your issues become an excuse for not trying to get the job done.
“Follow the ABC’s Jobsearch website for more information on finding a job.