Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
I was just curious who actually enjoys their job?
I should prefice by saying I love my work and where I work – my coworkers are (mostly) awesome and my boss is amazing. Though the benefits are very basic there are a lot of other perks (like my firm paying for any professional development I would want to take) I work at a small (two lawyer) general practice firm as a law clerk. This is actually my second career (I used to be a high school teacher).
What about you? If this is your second career what was your first and what are you doing now?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I’m a cancer research nurse, and although I love my job and what I do at my job, I’m growing increasingly disillusioned with my workplace.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
I hate my job which I am overqualified for, and whilst I get on alright with some people in my office by and large I greatly dislike where I work because it is so utterly ridiculous and I share an office with the most irritating man in the world.
Post # 5
I’m an elementary school English teacher in Korea. It’s a BLAST. I adore my kids, even if they are occasionally pains in the butt, they’re great anyway, they keep me on my feet and laughing every day.
My school is kind to me, my co-teachers (I teach with a Korean teacher in the room, though they don’t really do anything except be there because of legal liability issues) appreciate the work I do, I get all the resources I need, I have ample free time to plan, and because I am not expected to speak the language, I avoid nearly all of the drudgery and piles of BS that usually come with teaching.
As if that weren’t enough, FH and I have a fantastic apartment a 5 minute walk from his school and a 10 minute walk from mine, fully paid by his school. It’s wonderful. Our salaries aren’t super high but they don’t need to be with all the perks.
Unfortunately, it can’t be forever. I can probably only squeeze out one more year after this (for a total of 3) at this school, because teachers are expected to move somewhere else in the city, and who knows what the next one will bring. We could end up getting crammed in a one-room apartment or something with an hour-long bus commute… or it could be great.
We’ll probably change countries in a couple years, just for a change of scenery. (“Settle down” is not in our vocabulary). FH is thinking about taking the Foreign Service Officer exam in the next few years with the idea of possibly assembling the kind of nomadic lifestyle we dream of, with added stability from a solid government job.
For right now though, things are awesome. It was so bleak back in the US, FH and I struggling just to get by and hardly accomplishing that (I couldn’t pay my student loans, not even close) and now we’re having the time of our lives!
Post # 6
You need an option for third or more career.
I love my job and where I work. I certainly can’t complain. I work within the community and help support community groups, charities, service organisations and I work with volunteers. My work stood by me during my cancer treatments and allowed me to take whatever time I need off for illnesses even once my leave entitlements ran out. When I returned to work after chemo they worked with me to ensure I didn’t get ill which included working from home or working at different offices to avoid sick colleagues and changing my job tasks to limit my exposure to the community. They called not to check when I would be back but just to check on how I was. My collegaues all chipped in to send me on a spa weekend as well.
Post # 7
I absolutely love what I do but I hate the company I work for. I just started the search for a new job.
This is kind of my second career I guess, I started out in Accounting/Finance and moved into HR.
Post # 8
I hate my office job…but I love the 5 weeks of paid time off.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I hate the place I work. My boss is rude and talks about her employees behind our backs. However when she isn’t in (which is like 70% of the time) then I love what I do and my coworkers.
I’m currently looking for a new job.
I think that this is my first “career”. Customer service.
Post # 10
I love my job and I love where I work. The work is challenging, rewarding, and intellectually stimulating. I draw on my previous experiences and my graduate degree all the time. I’m a clinical social worker, in a hybrid clinical/management position.
I would call this my second career, but definitely the one that’s going to stick…. I was in advertising for a couple of years right after college (though not sure I’d really call that a career). I have been in social work for almost 7 years.
Post # 11
My job and workplace is fine but a bit dull and teh commute is awful. However today is my last day so whoop whoop whoop, no more terrible communte. Sadly though I won’t have as much internet access at the new one so won’t be able to stalk these boards so much!
Post # 12
@laceydoilies: I love my field (marcomm), but I hate the nature of my current job. The work is great and my team is wonderful, but the job is a contract role. While I love the money, I hate feeling like my job can end at any time without notice…
Post # 13
I like what I do and dislike the company I currently work for. I’m part time (senior in college) and they offer NO benefits to part time workers which just makes me feel like they don’t care about us. The pay is also just average.
Today is my last day with this company though. I start a new job on Monday and I think I’m going to LOVE that company. It’s around a 25% raise, well PAST the average for the position I’ll be in and I get PTO/paid holidays/ sick time, etc. The job title is also different meaning I’ll actually get to learn and DO more so I’m really excited!
Post # 14
There’s no option for “I hate my job and I hate where I work”. That would be my choice =
Post # 15
I really used to hate everything about my job (I worked at a popular bridal store that shall not be named 😉 )
I did a career 180, and now I adore my job, the work place, the people everything about it! I work directly in the travel/tourism (train) industry. It is hard to be away from home, and the hours are long, but the week off where I get to do anything I want is really nice.
Post # 16
In between job. I like my coworkers and what I do is okay, but it’s not what I want to do. I’m also severely underemployed and being taken advantage of by the company–crappy pay and part time because they can, even though I’m scheduled 40 hours while they keep piling shit on my to-do list. Unfortunately, I got laid off of my last (terrible, but better paying) job and took this one temporarily and was then offered it before I had any idea that I’d just get screwed.
Currently looking for something new.