Many of you wonderful people visiting my blog today and reading this post will quite possibly already be caught up in the world of work. The day job. The nine-to-five. The grind. There are many names for the jobs we do, but one thing that remains universal, is that at some point our lives, we are going to give our blood, sweat and tears for a job which is, quite frankly, bullshit. Now, my friends, we all know that this may come in many forms, for example, you are a newbie to your company or industry, thus you are the 'skivvy'. Your manager or boss has an ego the size of Africa and everyday you grind your teeth and force yourself to laugh at his incredibly pompous jokes. Another thing you may find, is that the office gossip may vaguely remind you of being at the school playground again. There will always be things or people that clash, in any employment , even right down to that ONE, that one who has the last bit of milk from the kitchen and doesn't get a new pint, ever. In an ideal world we will all have fabulous jobs that make us extraordinarily happy on a daily basis, fulfils our ambitions and makes us filthy rich, and it is important to strive for this, because that is the first step in achieving these goals. We may find, however, that for whatever reason it may be, maybe out of desperation to find work, to get your foot in the door of your chosen industry, a job to supplement your student lifestyle, we are in this position now and all we can do is keep a level head and carry on! Extraneous variables may also contribute to how we feel whilst at work on a daily basis, but like I said, this is all very important whether it be to our short term or long term goals. Make sure you take time off to pamper yourselves, spend time with friends and loved ones, and spend your hard earned cash! Buy a calendar with pictures of various hot destinations around the world and place it where you will see it everyday! Share your work stresses over a bottle of vino with the girls. Imagine your what you want to achieve in your professional life every now and then so that you don't loose sight of why you are doing what you are doing! If all else fails, the best thing for me personally is a couple of deep breaths and a cuppa!