In 1995 I started fixing computers. I was working for a lab that quickly grew to be the biggest lab in Holon (it wasn’t my lab I was an employee). After twelve years the business closed and I was forced to find another job.
While I was looking for work, some of the clients reached out to me. They wanted me to keep supporting them worried that a new PC technician might rip them off. I understand that finding someone you can trust is not easy, and I needed the work so I said yes.
I started getting referrals and my clients base grew. But soon things started to go wrong and I understood why my boss closed the lab.
My first problem is that I don’t have a drivers license. And I don’t plan to get one anytime soon. I like to live a simple life, and dealing with car payments, insurance, tickets and all that is too much for me.
In addition, people who need the services of a PC technician usually don’t know anything about computers. Wich causes them to suspect that everything you do might damage their computers. They start to judge you in everything you do, and they don’t really know what they are talking about. I remember one time a client calls me asking for a free email service. Gmail didn’t exist yet to I referred him to Hotmail. After a few hours, he called back screaming that he got to a gay porn site. Turns out he misspelled mail.
My point is, I don’t like arguing with people. At that point I started to hate my job, every day felt like some sort of punishment. As soon as I noticed that I stopped. There are way better things I can do with my time. I rather go to work and enjoy what I’m doing (wich would be cooking). I made sure to have as many skills as I can so that I can make sure to enjoy every day of my life.
Do you love your job? Would you like to do something different? If so what? I’d love to hear about it.
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