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Not really enjoying my job

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by yjeezle, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. robbz9206

    robbz9206 Well-Known Member

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    Suck it up and deal with it is always good advice, regardless of the source.
    suck it up and deal with it offers no real information - how about an intellectual challenge that supports growth and expansion
     
  2. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Well-Known Member

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    Suck it up and deal with it is always good advice, regardless of the source.

    + Fucking 1.

    I hated my previous job, but I stuck it out, did good work, and started looking for another job after putting in 8 months. After some lackadaisical searching, I found a much better position with much more interesting work. Deal with the shitty job, but keep an eye open for opportunities... i.e. Suck it up and deal with it.
     
  3. M. Bardamu

    M. Bardamu Well-Known Member

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    Work for a company that has high marketshare and doesn't do anything but collect money. I get paid to post on SF all day.

    Da gubmint?
     
  4. the.chikor

    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it, but after 2 months at my job, I'm fairly miserable here. (I know some of you have been working at your jobs for years and hating it... possibly some advice?)

    Everything here is all so very formal... is it like this in other companies (this is my first job) in America or is it different at other companies?


    No. Get some experience, use it as a stepping stone and then pop smoke.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]
    Is this what you say in order to make yourself feel better about working in retail?
     
  6. Valor

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    Is this what you say in order to make yourself feel better about working in retail?

    Irony much?
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Irony much?
    No. I enjoy my job.
     
  8. gamelan

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]

    bitter, party of one.

    -Jeff
     
  9. racknac

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    i also feel meh about my job... but i make over 6 figures and suffer through it by buying myself things. However, this may be just me not knowing how good I have it (its my first job), and I may regret this when I switch jobs.
     
  10. AgentQ

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    bitter, party of one.

    -Jeff


    'Bitter' is the word used by those who are willing to accept responsibility for their actions.
     
  12. imageWIS

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    i also feel meh about my job... but i make over 6 figures and suffer through it by buying myself things. However, this may be just me not knowing how good I have it (its my first job), and I may regret this when I switch jobs.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    'Bitter' is the word used by those who are willing to accept responsibility for their actions.

    Are you actually retarded? wtf are you rambling about exactly? What actions do you accuse gamelan of not taking responsibility for?
     
  14. racknac

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Lol I knew I would get that sort of response. Sometimes the douche in me escapes... Although 6 figures doesn't mean shit in NYC.
     
  15. River Dog

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    I think there is nothing wrong with wanting to find a job/career that you love or that gives you work/life balance. I know that plenty of people are out of work, but I don't buy into the whole everyone hates their job, so live with it excuse. To me, those are people who never tried to find a dream job or career, but got a job somwhere because they had to.

    All these people go to college and university for education in areas that they are not even remotely passionate about and then they wonder why they hate their job. You got to do what you love.
     
  16. deadly7

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    Lol I knew I would get that sort of response. Sometimes the douche in me escapes... Although 6 figures doesn't mean shit in NYC.

    Tell that to the thousands of people in NYC making not six figures. Quit being a prick.
     
  17. racknac

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    Tell that to the thousands of people in NYC making not six figures. Quit being a prick.

    Lol. I apologize. I have indeed been fortunate thus far in my life and I appreciate everything I have.
     
  18. yjeezle

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    I worked for a company I couldn't stand, doing work that annoyed me, with fun and equally miserable co-workers for a little over 2 years. The people were the only thing that made it bearable.

    OP, start looking for a new job. In the mean time, focus on doing the best possible work you can and start networking.


    Tips on where to start networking? I've asked a couple of friends. For me, I don't mind putting in the long hours as long as I'm compensated equally (I'm not even thinking six figures for long hours... more like... 50k-ish). I am planning on getting an MBA.

    I'd really like to start a career in consulting. I have a couple of connections, but they tell me to get some business experience first before they can hook me up. I don't think I can survive more than 1 year this rate though.
     
  19. racknac

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    Tips on where to start networking? I've asked a couple of friends. For me, I don't mind putting in the long hours as long as I'm compensated equally (I'm not even thinking six figures for long hours... more like... 50k-ish). I am planning on getting an MBA.

    I'd really like to start a career in consulting. I have a couple of connections, but they tell me to get some business experience first before they can hook me up. I don't think I can survive more than 1 year this rate though.


    Don't get an MBA unless its from a top-ten school. Too many MBAs out there.
     
  20. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Well-Known Member

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    It's called "paying dues". This way you learn what you don't want in a future employer.

    +100

    Negative lessons are the best lessons. Plus, logging time in the trenches will build up goodwill/karma/office street cred, so when it is time to move to a better job, you'll have some support, and a good word or two. A$$holes or work-shirkers may seem to climb faster and have an easier time of it, but they generally hit a ceiling and their backs sprout knives not long afterwards.
     

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