Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
okok I'll try
Maybe he is part time surgical resident..
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.
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. 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.
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!
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?
would anyone believe me if i said i dont have that app?
that i would say, is the worst part of the story.
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.
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.
Shucks, Ed, I think that's nicest thing you've ever said about me.
Some of it's even true!
because this post is so eerily similar to thoughts i have almost daily i feel compelled to break it down. no creep intended.
aside from that one sentence the rest of your post sounds like you are talking about me and my job.
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.
exactly. if i stay here for 20 years ill be in the spot i am now. scares the shit out of me.
ZOMG i think you work for my company, but i know you dont.
yup. and each time the year ends and thing are the same i feel that much more
jeezawheez would that be nice. i think about that way too much.
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.
I went to Princeton Law, so shove it.
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.
He means that he went to the toilet there once.
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