If you haven’t heard, I lost my job last week, as part of a corporate layoff due to economic reasons. So while I’m pondering what kind of career I want, I came up with what would be perfect for me. It would be a major career change, but I’m open to new ideas.
The government pays all kinds of groups to do research. I could conduct a study on the impact of slacking at work. There are a lot of studies already done on the effects of taking breaks at work (and they all say it’s a good thing), so slacking would somewhat fit that, in that it’s like a break, but it’s different. And here’s where it’s best for me — since my job would be researching and the point of the research is how slacking affects it, I would be getting paid to not work. How great is that?
So now I just have to figure out how to get this approved and sponsored. I think it would be a very beneficial study, and I’m willing to make the necessary sacrifices to see it come to fruition. This would help corporations realize the importance of a relaxed atmosphere / environment in the workplace. And this would be a job that I’d enjoy working on.