To quote Pam Beesley, "I don't think it's many little girls' dream to be a receptionist."
I get like this periodically, when I think to myself, "This is what I went to college for?" It's not exactly challenging, I have large chunks of time with nothing to do, and I just feel kind of wasted. Being a secretary was never in my career plan.
The problem is, now all I'm qualified to do is more of this. Oh, I could be an administrative assistant instead. Or a medical secretary. That'd be a big change. If I really wanted to switch lines of work, I'd have to get more schooling/entry level/get more schooling and still be entry level. And it would be difficult to find something that pays this much, unless I had at least another (more useful) bachelor's, and probably a master's.
And what do I do? I still don't really want to be a public school teacher. There's the medical field, but anything less than an RN would be a pay cut. I don't really want to be a computer programmer, even if that is where the jobs (and money) are.
Or do I want to be a computer programmer? I could sit alone at my desk all day, eating Milk Duds and Sun Chips (they're whole grain, thankyouverymuch) wearing not-a-dress. It would be nice. But oh, wait, again with the additional schooling.
Sigh. I don't know. Not true. I do know--I know I'll stay here and keep doing this until the end of time, or my brain becomes complete mush. But at least the benefits are good.