A Career is like a Ship ..
A magician worked on a cruise ship. The audience differed each week so the magician did the same tricks again and again. However, the captain’s parrot saw the show each week and learned how the magician did each trick.
Once the parrot understood how each trick was done, he started shouting in the middle of the show: “Look, it’s not the same hat!” or “Every card is the ace of spades!”
The magician was furious, but couldn’t do anything about the situation. The parrot, after all, belonged to the captain.
Then — unfortunately — the ship sank. The magician found himself, with the parrot, floating on a piece of wood in the middle of the sea. The magician and the parrot stared at each other with hatred, but neither uttered a word. This went on for a day ... then another day ... and another.
On the fourth day, the parrot could not contain himself, and said, “Okay, I give up. Where’s the bloody ship?”
731 days ago today, I began searching for a job. Needless to say, during the past two years and one day, I have been repeating this parrot's words. Often.
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