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despite the great irony i will still ask, do you think you could contribute something worthwhile to this thread?


okok I'll trycheers.gif
 

 

post #23402 of 64906
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What is it that you do on Mondays that make them so horrible? Don't you just rejoice that you are the only second year surgical resident in the history of medicine that gets weekends off?

Maybe he is part time surgical resident..
post #23403 of 64906
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

+1 man. i know how it feels and my heart goes out to you. each year i get older it gets worse. but it will improve. at least thats what people tell me.

Fortunately, I don't have it as bad as what you describe. On its face, my job isn't bad. In fact, if you're the type who just wants to come in, do a fairly straightforward job, and go home, it's probably great, but that's not me. I can't count how many times I've thought, "I went to grad school for this!?" It may sound funny to some people, but I'd rather have to really, really work than to have a job where there's nothing to push me. The problem is that I'm not even remotely challenged, and I need that desperately both for personal contentment and to inspire me to better-quality production.

Plus, because all of the people above me, both in seniority and time in position, there's basically no room for advancement here.

There are also some other complaints I have about the way we're managed, the piss-poor quality of some of my coworkers, and some other stuff, but that would all be much less bothersome if I had a job I enjoyed.

I'm hopeful it will improve. I view what I'm doing now as paying my dues and earning a paycheck while I set myself up for the next, positive, move.
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I know the feeling. This year, however, is going to be different.

I'm telling myself the same thing. I've been pursuing other options off and on, but my mantra is fast becoming "this year will not end like it started."

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You just have to come to terms with the fact work sucks. There is little personal satisfaction to be gained from a job other than the life it allows you to lead. Put in that perspective and I think it helps, well, at least it helped me. I'm not saying stop trying to advance, etc., I'm just saying don't pay attention to the malarky about jobs bringing meaning to your life, etc.

I've definitely come to terms with that. There's no question I'd rather be a trust-fund kid who leads a life of leisure, but I think there's something to be said for not dreading work on Monday. Honestly, I'm just looking for something that will bring me professional fulfillment, which is distinct from life fulfillment, and where I am is definitely not providing that.

I suppose the short version is that I know I'm probably never going to look forward to going to work on Monday, but I have to believe there's a job out there that will at least help me avoid the pit-of-my-stomach feeling I get every Sunday evening.

Also, life as a mid-level bureaucrat in a mid-size government is definitely not providing the means to live the life I'd like to lead. laugh.gif
post #23404 of 64906

From one who has jumped careers- use every position as a stepping stone- advancement comes mostly from changing employers- be the guy they don't want to lose and apply elsewhere when you have the proof you are the guy they need. be a 2% er- 98% of people are lazy and worthless. If you don't look forward to getting to your work on Monday morning - change! fing02[1].gif

post #23405 of 64906
so i had a moment at work that normally made me go I have to get a new job. Instead all I feel is a raging apathy. I suppose that truly is the bottom.

At least I resolved to apply for job this week.
post #23406 of 64906
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so i had a moment at work that normally made me go I have to get a new job. Instead all I feel is a raging apathy. I suppose that truly is the bottom.
At least I resolved to apply for job this week.

Somebody took a dump in your fav urinal again, huh?
post #23407 of 64906
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

PB, get that little feature on her phone enabled that lets you track her on Google Maps.

would anyone believe me if i said i dont have that app?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I was pissed I had a good combo for the shoe, sock, pant thread last friday. Couldn't wear that suit though... shog[1].gif

that i would say, is the worst part of the story.
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okok I'll try:cheers:

cheers.gif
post #23408 of 64906
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Completely fucking discontent professionally, and it's affecting my entire life. Problem is, all my attempts at changing are met with some type of roadblock.

I am 100% in the same boat.

Worked 10 hours yesterday. On an assignment that barely anyone will look at, I imagine. Need to get out of here.
post #23409 of 64906
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I am 100% in the same boat.
Worked 10 hours yesterday. On an assignment that barely anyone will look at, I imagine. Need to get out of here.

The main difference is:
MrG is competent, qualified, hard working, went to grad school and a decent human being. So really not the same boat at all.
post #23410 of 64906
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I am 100% in the same boat.
Worked 10 hours yesterday. On an assignment that barely anyone will look at, I imagine. Need to get out of here.

Go get an MPA, and we'll start a consulting firm! I'll do finance, revenue, capital planning, and budgets, and you can do politician stuff.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

The main difference is:
MrG is competent, qualified, hard working, went to grad school and a decent human being. So really not the same boat at all.

Shucks, Ed, I think that's nicest thing you've ever said about me. shog[1].gif

Some of it's even true! laugh.gif
post #23411 of 64906
because this post is so eerily similar to thoughts i have almost daily i feel compelled to break it down. no creep intended.

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Fortunately, I don't have it as bad as what you describe. On its face, my job isn't bad.

aside from that one sentence the rest of your post sounds like you are talking about me and my job.
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In fact, if you're the type who just wants to come in, do a fairly straightforward job, and go home, it's probably great, but that's not me. I can't count how many times I've thought, "I went to grad school for this!?" It may sound funny to some people, but I'd rather have to really, really work than to have a job where there's nothing to push me. The problem is that I'm not even remotely challenged, and I need that desperately both for personal contentment and to inspire me to better-quality production.

agree 100%. the feeling that you are wasting your talents and capabilities and could be providing so much more value than you are being used for is something i really struggle with.

inb4stitchesurworthlessjoak
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Plus, because all of the people above me, both in seniority and time in position, there's basically no room for advancement here.

exactly. if i stay here for 20 years ill be in the spot i am now. scares the shit out of me.
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There are also some other complaints I have about the way we're managed, the piss-poor quality of some of my coworkers, and some other stuff, but that would all be much less bothersome if I had a job I enjoyed.

ZOMG i think you work for my company, but i know you dont.
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I'm hopeful it will improve. I view what I'm doing now as paying my dues and earning a paycheck while I set myself up for the next, positive, move.
I'm telling myself the same thing. I've been pursuing other options off and on, but my mantra is fast becoming "this year will not end like it started." I've definitely come to terms with that.

yup. and each time the year ends and thing are the same i feel that much more frown.gif
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There's no question I'd rather be a trust-fund kid who leads a life of leisure,

jeezawheez would that be nice. i think about that way too much.
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but I think there's something to be said for not dreading work on Monday. Honestly, I'm just looking for something that will bring me professional fulfillment, which is distinct from life fulfillment, and where I am is definitely not providing that.
I suppose the short version is that I know I'm probably never going to look forward to going to work on Monday, but I have to believe there's a job out there that will at least help me avoid the pit-of-my-stomach feeling I get every Sunday evening.

that feeling in my gut almost prevents from getting out of bed in the morning on somedays. i too believe there must be something out there.

:gazesoutofwindowintothestarrynight:
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Also, life as a mid-level manager in a mid-size company is definitely not providing the means to live the life I'd like to lead. laugh.gif

FTFM frown.gif
post #23412 of 64906
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I am 100% in the same boat.
Worked 10 hours yesterday. On an assignment that barely anyone will look at, I imagine. Need to get out of here.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

The main difference is:
MrG is competent, qualified, hard working, went to grad school and a decent human being. So really not the same boat at all.

I went to Princeton Law, so shove it.
post #23413 of 64906
Something I am pissed about is this stupid report that my group does that we send to the BOD every month. It is a useless thing, and just busy work. I have never understood it and have been very candid about it to my boss. Our VP sends out an email saying basically what I have been saying the last two years and now my boss is scrambling to change it.

Can't complain too much. He did promote me. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #23414 of 64906
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I went to Princeton Law, so shove it.

really?
post #23415 of 64906
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

really?

He means that he went to the toilet there once.
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