When I woke up yesterday I saw something that made me feel good. It showed me that despite the right wing media and politicians in the UK. Relatively the same amount of people still support trans people. Which was really lovely to see.
It kind of went downhill from there…For a moment.
The most upsetting thing that I saw, was basically evil towards women, trans and gay people. At the same time though, not surprising. The other thing I saw was that Australia’s former Treasure, now has a big job at Goldman Sachs. Which made me laugh and go “why”. Just because someone worked in an area for a while, doesn’t mean that they’re good at it.
What kept me from completely losing my bottle, was one, that survey from You Gov, UK. What also helped though, was listening to the actual public, rather than the self-congratulating politics.
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.