Writing Prompt Project – Day 21

Day 21 – Find a job ad in the paper. Write about your life if you had that job.

For this particular post, I picked a random job (in the $100,000 plus salary range, or course) from http://www.indeed.com, which just so happened to be the Chief Operating Officer position at UnitedHealth Group. As stated in a previous post, I’d always dreamed of being a big shot executive; growing up, I dreamed of having a hot chocolate brewing secretary, sending faxes all over the place, talking on the phone, wearing a suit, making reports, scheduling meetings, and being in a traffic laden city full of high rise buildings and taxis. Growing up in front of the TV gave me the impression that those elements were the foundation of a successful career.

During my senior year of high school, I’d stare out of the window during trigonometry class at a high rise building a few miles away, and dream of being that high powered, tie wearing executive that sipped his hot cocoa like a true boss while faxing and dealing with clients all day. Real life soon followed, and I realized that being a hot shot big boss (the way I’d envisioned it) was not the mark of a man’s happiness. I’m getting a little off center with this post, so I’ll cut to the chase.

As the high powered COO of UnitedHealth Group, life would be gravy with thick chunks of meat in it. Not only would I have my secretary (she’d brew up fresh pots of whatever I’d like), but I’d possess the freedom to make decisions that have an impact on company policy. In short, life would be awesome. I’d earn the respect of my peers, knock out some kick ass company directives, collect my fat paycheck, and spend my free time traveling, exploring, and soaking up life to the fullest. I could totally see myself as the COO of UnitedHealth Group. Life would be just capital.

What career did my sister choose? Check out http://www.concreteorchid.com and read away.


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