The Perfect Job

Everyone I have been chatting with have asked me what position I am looking for. I really have no clue. I have experience in a lot of different things, and I think my skill set is varied. All I want to do is work on the Internet, for some type of small to medium sized business. I don’t have any office experience besides Name.com, and I don’t know a lot about job titles and what they mean.
With my experience, what types of jobs should I be looking for?

There are a handful of jobs out there being offered by large companies, but for some reason they scare the shit out of me.  Would I turn down a corporate job? Not on your life! However there’s a strange feeling I get when I think of going to work every day in a cubicle, in a large office.  I’ve never watched “The Office” and I didn’t think “Office Space” was funny…at all.  Plus I have a really hard time trusting men in suits, and it weirds me out to think I might have to be one.

Besides not being able to roll in past noon, smelling like a distillery, there are other reasons that I am hesitant to look for a corporate job.  In these days of economic stress, who is to say the job I accept today will be here tomorrow?  Every day there is more news of companies laying off hundreds, to thousands of employees.  It really kills me that I am just one of the millions of untold jobless.  This is real, man.  Seriously.

Most of the experience I have gained from my previous job was through helping domain name registrants solve a wide range of issues. Some of the things that I got really good at were domain DNS and name server issues, managing Google Apps and Gmail, domain name registration, renewal and transferring. I also became somewhat of an expert in online credit card and PayPal fraud prevention. I developed a database management system for storing and reporting all payment fraud data. I worked very closely with our merchant account manager at PayPal to solve various, complicated PayPal payment issues. I caught loopholes and stopped payment leaks that could have cost our company thousands of dollars a year. I developed a wide range of email templates that are used to answer common customer questions, and a Web-based system to organize and display them. I have caught fraudsters, hackers, thieves and child pornographers.

Also, I’m a really good cook.

What does this make me professionally?  Somebody tell me, because I don’t have a clue.  I have looked at ads for Web developers, project managers, customer supporters and a host of related jobs.  They all sound so stale, and boring or far too advanced for my skill set.  As soon as I find the Craigslist job posting for a General Internet Company Employee, I will be golden.  Just wait and see.

  • Dude, I think you’re doing it now. You just have to figure out how to make money at it. People have done it, so it’s possible. I don’t know how but they are out there. People that post shit on the internet and make money. People like to read other peoples crap, if it’s at least a tad bid interesting. I don’t know. It sucks. Big company CEOs pulling in millions while they lay off the people that need work the most. Capitalism at it’s finest. Feed the rich, bury the poor, and to hell with the middle class. If you can figure out how to make a living without working for someone else, that’s the way to go. Then at least your destiny is in your own hands. Peace.

  • You my friend have both the fortitude and the vocation to succeed at anything you want to do. I’d not stress too much about finding what’s “right.” Do your thing. If it’s not working, make a change. Y’all are super smart and a good person. Do what makes you most happy.

    Tell Lucy N and I say “Hi.” Good God, she’s sweet.