I have a problem with people meddling into people’s lives. Isn’t there a saying – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? I think this applies to meddling as well. According to my personal experience and all those movies and TV shows I’ve watched over the year, I don’t think there’s ever been a scenario where meddling ended well. Yeah, I understand sometimes we want to wish others well but meddling often make matters worse.
I’m writing about meddling because there’s been too many people meddling in my life that it frustrates me and it’s certainly not the first time.
If I need help, I’ll seek help, that’s one of my mottos in life.
“Can you please tell your friends to butt out of my life?” I told mom recently as for the second time this month, her friend has found me a new job.
Earlier this month, her friend had suggested I apply for a Financial Analyst position at Lockheed Martin, which I have zero experience in. Besides, I never said I wanted a new job. I like my current job. I do not wish to leave my current job. I have no wish to feel that same crappy way as I felt back in 2018 when I was between jobs.
You want to know the reason her friend’s doing this? The reason is Mom’s meddling. She’s been telling her friends I’m staying at my current job even though the company’s under-paying me for having two undergraduate degrees. When her friends get a chance to talk to me, they’d ask, “Why are you such an idiot? Leave your current job and find something that pays more.”
Ahem, an idiot? Is that how Mom describes me to her friends?
Personally, I think my wage is fine. The only reason Mom thinks I’m making too little is because she’s comparing me with her. She thinks the offspring should be making more money than the parent. Isn’t that a stupid comparison?
After working so many crappy jobs over the last decade, courtesy of mom’s “suggestions”, if I find something I like, I’m sticking with it, no matter what people say. At the end of the day, don’t people say “do what makes you happy”?
“Please tell your friend thanks but I’m fine,” I said, “and if I ever need to switch jobs, I’ll know who to ask.”