Although I'm anxious to send my resume around and go to job interviews (eek!), I'm excited to have a job that I look forward to going to everyday (even if I have to have one or two crummy jobs first). I would love to work in publishing because the idea of helping create books would be like a dream come true for me, though I'm unsure what job I want to do. Of course, my first job might not be in publishing and that's okay.
But I don't want to take just any job.
Since I've been working at Triboro, a manufacturing company (aka an office job), for five years I would like to continue working in an office setting. This is probably a terrible thing to say, but I would feel like I was going "backwards" by going from an office job to working retail. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working retail at all. Most of my friends have done it and a few still do, but I don't think it's for me (unless it was my own business or storefront).
I guess what I'm saying is that now that I've worked in an office, I have work standards. To put it nicely, I'm a job snob. Along with those standards for myself comes money standards. I wouldn't want to go to a job where I make less than I do now.
Do you think it's wrong to have job standards and not want to go "backwards" work-wise?