Recently I visited my local Library on the Thursday and I borrowed out the three books that I had placed on hold (I couldn’t fit them all in my book bag). I started reading one of them and I realised that it was not really an novel, it was more a book with explanations of materials in the actually series of books. I’ve started reading it but I realised that I was just reading it more for a casual type reading.
It made me wonder are there other books that people read, just casually? Do you read books “casually” too. What I mean by “casually” is that it’s not a book you dislike or even find boring, but you are probably going to read it once and that’s it. Instead of reading it all at once, you find that you are reading it in bits and pieces over time. You don’t really find a reason to read it all at once. Maybe a book of poetry or short stories that you read every now and then.
Do you have books that you read just casually?
You may have recently read that I got my first step into my dream job. I was SO excited, I don’t think most people understand what it takes to get that first step into the Library world in my little town. Once you’re in the Library world, you’re in, but you have to get in first. I have been applying for every single Library job in my town for the past 3 or so years. I actually started my training today.
So there I am all excited and most people have been so excited for me, and isn’t always the way that those very VERY few naysayers, we listen too. There are have been some who haven’t been so excited for me, and for one reason only, the work is casual. Which means that I am currently working two causal jobs, both of which I really do enjoy. However, some look down on casual work. Casual work doesn’t guarantee hours during a week, it doesn’t give you the calm that if you get sick, you can take days off and still get paid. You still pay taxes and you still have money taken out for your superannuation. You are STILL working.
In fact, I find that people who are casual workers tend to keep themselves healthier, because if they don’t work, they don’t get paid. There’s this one coworker of mine on contract for two days a week, I think they’ve shown up to about 5 of their shifts, for the whole year. It’s ridiculous and really annoying, he went from full time to 4,3 days and now he’s only on 2 and he still never shows up. You can’t get a contract, if that person wont leave.
It’s been really depressing to have fought so hard and be so happy, just to let a couple of people think it’s worth “nothing”. I am trying not to let it bother me, but it is really annoying.