Post # 1
Did you always know what you wanted to do with your life/job?
I feel like im the only person who has NO IDEA! After graduation i feel into a management job with a restaurant, and stayed in that industry for like 8 years. Finally was able to get free and land an office job ( mon-fri, great benefiets) but i really hate it…. Its not the company or the people, its just sooo dull to me!!! i feel like i need more excitment.
Anyways, so how long did it take to find a job you really enjoyed going to everyday?
Post # 3
Well, it took finding my current job, which is my second out of school. It’s the same field as my first job, just with a far superior working environment and amazing, kind people working there.Jobs can suck for a lot of different reasons. I was basically doing the same thing at my last job, and only dreaded it because it was such a negative place, not because I found it boring.
I think most people aren’t especially excited about their office jobs. It’s really common. I’m a scientist and only spend about 25% of my time at my desk. So, i’m lucky in that I have a lot of varied duties, and my work is inherently creative, challenging, and requires a hell of a lot of problem solving.
Post # 4
@Jen51287: It took me about 5 years after graduating from college. I worked at 2 other companies and I liked my job, but couldn’t see myself staying for more than a few years. At my current job (been here for about a year), I am thinking more of a 5-7 committment, which is long term for me 🙂
Post # 5
It’s taken me 10 years after I graduated from undergrad to find a job I truly love. Will I get rich doing it? No. But I work with developmentally disabled children and I know my work makes a huge difference in their life. I also have great coworkers and an incredibly supportive supervisor. Don’t give up, the perfect job for you is out there!
Post # 6
I loved the first job I had after Uni but then from a takeover after 2 years my job changed. Now 10 years after leaving uni I again love the job I’m in now
Post # 7
When I went to law school it was the intention of working in the immigration field after graduation. During my second year, the job market crashed, and it was practically impossible to find a job. Luckily I found work with a non-profit organization in Houston and later one in Phoenix when I moved to join my now DH there. I thought I would have a long career there, but after two years, I was burned out and started to hate my job. I knew I had to leave. Not being content with other fields of law that I tried my hand at, I signed up with a legal temp agency when we moved back to Houston. So far, I’m doing contract work, and though it’s not as stable as a permanent position, I enjoy the work and the people I work with. So it’s took almost 4 years to find the job I really like.
Post # 8
I work retail and everytime I have to sit at the computer for long periods of time (at work) I go a little bit crazy so I feel your pain!
I was the general manager and buyer for formal wear stores which was challenege and I loved it for a long time. After 8 years I was bored and the downsides of working for a family owned company were outweighing the benefits so I quit.
I quit last April and switched jobs three times since then (the first because the hours were unpredictable, the second because I basically stood at the front of the store and greeted customers).
Now I am with a company that I love and my job is challenging and will continue to be for some time. After I grow out of it, there is a ton of room for advancement.
If you don’t love what you are doing now, keep looking! There is always something better out there 🙂
Post # 9
im glad to see im not alone in my struggles!
Post # 10
I think that it is the exception, not the rule, to find a career that you really and truly LOVE. To find fulfillment and satisfaction, year after year, in one profession seems like a pipe dream to me. Granted, I’m about 7 years out of undergrad and have never once felt like I was in a “Career”… it’s always just been a Job to me. Those are two different notions. I sometimes get a bee in my bonnet and think that there just has to be more to life and that I’ll find it somehow if I keep looking/go back to school/have a magical epiphany, but I’m less and less sure of that, as time goes by and I see my friends struggling with this exact issue. Wow, aren’t I the optimist? I think it does work out for some though. They find the golden ticket of a job that combines both their interests and their aptitudes. If someone figures out the secret to doing this, give me a shout!
Post # 11
I’ll let you know when it happens!
Post # 13
I like my job but I don’t necessarily enjoy going to it everyday. I want a job that is challenging so some days are really tough because I’m just so frustrated on a project and just have no idea what to do next. Those are terrible days because I’m just not looking forward to going into work and starting on this project again. However, if I didn’t have those challenging projects I would get bored. So maybe I’m just someone who will never enjoy going in everyday.
Post # 14
Yea, I haven’t found one yet lol I like the industry I’m in but I’m not satisfied with the job itself. I’m hoping once I get promoted I’ll enjoy the job more but that’s still at least 6 months away