A Great But Stressful Job
(two friends talking)
Angie: Congratulations on your new job, Chris!
Chris: Thanks, Angie. To tell you the truth, I'm not so sure I like working.
Angie: Why do you say that? Last year you wanted to get out of university!
Chris: I know, but that was last year. Now, it's just work, work, work. I work hard all day, every day.
Angie: Oh, come on. Don't complain. You're making a good salary now. Last year, you didn't make anything.
Chris: Right. Now, I have money, a nice apartment and a car. BUT I don't any time to enjoy it all.
Angie: It can't be all that bad.
Chris: No, of course it isn't. I still have my weekends.
Angie: So tell me, what do you miss about university?
Chris: I used to go to parties, I stayed up late talking with friends...
Angie: You can go to parties now, and you can stay up late.
Chris: Right, but then I'm tired at work. I can't do that. I have to be serious about things.
Angie: I think you are TOO serious about everything.
Chris: That's easy for you to say, you are still at university.
Angie: Yes, but I don't have a job.
Chris: Would you like to change places with me?
Angie: Oh, come on Chris. It isn't all that bad.
By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide