2002-11-05 15:04:05 ET
I'm kinda pleased.shocked/confused at the discussion my wittle post made. Anyway, for those who don't know, it's a quote from Douglas Coupland's terrific book Generation X: Tales for an accelerated culture.
I DO think this is what I'm going through.. Here's another lovely, a lot of my friends are in this one:
A job taken with the sole intention of staying only for a limited period of time (often one year). The intention is usually to raise enough funds to partake in another, more personally meaningful activity such as watercolor sketching in Crete or designing computer knit sweaters in Hong Kong. Employers are rarely informed of intentions.
A low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low-benifit, no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one.