|i am pouring my heart out to you tqc, because i am all alone =[
||[Oct. 6th, 2008|08:19 pm]
The Question Club
my best friend is moving to st. louis. how do i stop him?|
back story [tl;dr?]:
he is 19 years old, one of the smartest people i know, and is working at a shitty job that could be compared to grinding in a video game. every day he calls people on the phone and asks them if they've ever had anything to do with US Bank. THAT. IS. IT. The kid is borderline fucking genius, and only has the job so that he can pay to live on his own since his parents pretty much abandonded him. So, since he's the only person at this job who is in no way incompetent he's getting promoted to middle management in fucking st. louis. (we live in kenosha wisconsin)
i'm not unhappy that he's being promoted, that's fucking awesome. and a part of me is high fiving the air and doing that manly chest bump thing with him, or whatever. i'm unhappy that he's accepting the promotion and moving his fucking life for a job that he hates in the first fucking place. this was only supposed to be for him to pay for school. But since he is the only person whose ever worked for the company who has no mental handicap, apparently, he's most likely just going to keep getting promoted.
Which would be awesome, if he didn't have so much potential and didn't hate the job in the first place.
For an analogy, him being a manager of Market Probe would be like Stephen Hawking being a fucking librarian. He'd be tits at it, but his time would be MUCH better spent doing something more difficult, that he actually enjoys.
So my real question is, I suppose:
How do I tell him, so that he'll take me seriously, and without sounding unhappy that his "superior talents"(see:knowledge of how to use the phone) were acknowledged, that he shouldn't do this?