Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stuff White People Like

well you might wonder what the title Stuff White People Like is doing on a blog about jobs and portland soccer. But if you think about it. It should be on the official list at There is a mention of soccer there but what is really a glaring omission is Jobs. Outside of the rest of the country, one of the things that white people really like are Jobs. They are a defining element of ones persona. Just think. In high school and college you could get away with just looking good, but later its all about the job. Ever see an ugly old guy with a beautiful young woman on his arm. Is she into senior citizens or wisdom? No. Its all about the job. Chances are the guy is a CEO, business owner or just plain has money. It is a no brainer she likes the finer things in life and lets face it, it takes some time in life to get ahead unless you inherit the money which is the exception that makes the rule. Do I care about this social anomally? Not really I am married but I am quite sure my wife would settle for a guy with money to travel, shop, get plastic surgery or all those things that typify the may december romances you see everywhere. So what is my point? Jobs are high on the list of things that white people like. Lest I sound racist white people are not the only race that like jobs all races do. But it is a really big priority topic at the cocktail party. I mean how do you impress "I am between jobs right now. Would the reply be "oh how interesting, it must really be challenging." Truth is it is really challenging as in pay the bills chalenging. But that does't get much traction. And you certainly won't be invited to serve on the board of a public interest organization.

Having no job is actually harder than working for gainful employment. Because looking for work is just work for no pay. At least you get paid for slaving away in the cubicle. Being jobless is more like having a character flaw rather than bad luck or economics. I mean really, normal people work for gainful employment. Jobsearchers are like lepers. It is assummed they have nothing to offer all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. In the final analysis you were found lacking or could not be put to good use. There is a tradeoff however, you swap a demanding boss for contemt and self loathing.

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