As I sat in my friend’s living room, I couldn’t help but feel frustrated.
We had been talking about job opportunities, and he was refusing to even consider a job that paid less than $5,000 per month.
I had known my friend, James, for years. We had gone to the same local university and graduated with honours. But now, as we were starting our careers, I was starting to see a side of James that I didn’t like.
He was arrogant and entitled, and he seemed to think that because he had graduated from a prestigious university, he was entitled to only the best job opportunities. He refused to even consider anything that paid less than $5,000 per month, despite the fact that it was nearly impossible to find a job that paid that much right out of university.
I tried to talk to James about it, but he wouldn’t listen. He insisted that he deserved the best and that he wasn’t going to settle for anything less. But I knew that he was just setting himself up for disappointment.
Despite my concerns, James refused to budge. He turned down job offers left and right, insisting that they didn’t pay enough or didn’t have the right prestige. I watched as his savings dwindled and he became more and more desperate.
Eventually, James was forced to take a job that paid less than $3,000 per month. He was humiliated and resentful, and he blamed me for not supporting him in his quest for the perfect job. But I knew that I had done the right thing by trying to talk sense into him.
In the end, James learned a valuable lesson. He realized that he couldn’t always have things his way, and that sometimes, you have to take what you can get. He started to appreciate the job that he had, and eventually, he was even able to negotiate a raise.
But the experience left a bitter taste in my mouth. I realized that James’s entitlement and arrogance had almost ruined his career, and I couldn’t help but wonder if he would ever truly learn his lesson.