Post # 1
So… I was answering another thread about what young bee’s jobs are, and started writing a long answer about how i dislike my job… I decided nobody needed my negativity on their thread so i’ve decided to start my own 🙂
i’m 26 and a Wealth Manager at an investment bank. Sounds glamourous (or atleast I thought it did…) but it just sucks (for me). Maybe it’s partially that I hate my boss so much (to make it simple, he’s just a bad person) and the economy being so bad for the last few years but.. yeah.
It doesn’t pay bad obviously, but not worth it. At all. I end up crying at home atleast once a month over one thing or another (usually something my boss said/did) and It’s put me in a LDR away from my FI. Right now i’m thinking that even if the economy were great, my boss was nice and lived close to my FI, I probably still wouldn’t be happy. It’s just not for me.
I daydream of quitting and doing something completely random like opening a bakery 🙂
I told my FI that when he’s making big bucks (haha) I’ll do it. He had a giggle.
My dad will probably be upset for me wasting all that expensive education he payed for *sigh*. It’s the only thing keeping me from quitting TODAY! Oh… also the whole “paying for a huge wedding” thing. haha
Anyone else wishing they had a completely different job?
What is your dream, bees??
Post # 3
I definitely wish I had a job related to my interests and skills… writing, creating, drawing, painting or photographing… I’ve only ever been good at these things but the job field is… ya know… =/
Post # 4
I agree! I also am only very skilled at… crafts.
Don’t know how I could make a real bill-paying living off of that. It’s like thinking you’re going to be a rock star 🙁
Post # 5
I don’t know what I want to do, that’s my problem. Anything I think of would have a worse work hours to salary ratio, so I don’t know.
Post # 6
I work as a Teacher Aide in a Spec Ed classroom. I have a BA in fine arts that Im not really using right now. If I could I would quit my day job and make soap full time, be my own boss. I already make soap and sell it online, but its just not making enough to break even yet.
Post # 7
@raspberrymacaron: I hear ya! I bet a lot of your frustration has to do with hating that boss… coworkers make all the difference, don’t they? I always thought that was the hardest part about working- the coworkers!
I would have a ceramics studio. A real money maker, right? But I love doing it, and I like the people that do it.
Post # 8
@raspberrymacaron: I understand completely! I’m an attorney at a globally ranked law firm (big woo), I make “big bucks” but I hhhaatteeee it. 🙁 I would love to be a makeup artist! I’ve been really into makeup/beauty products ever since I was about 14, and I often get random compliments about my eye makeup. I think it would be so fun to do people’s wedding makeup! Maybe someday….
Post # 9
I work in healthcare now and there’s too many obstacles to enjoy the job… coworker and management drama, patients taking their frustrations out on us, the rising costs of healthcare causing management to make the job damn near impossible to do sometimes, and understaffing. The best job I ever had was working as a dog groomer while I was going to college. I would totally own my own dog grooming business if I could!
Post # 10
@AshleyR83: Yes! make up! another thing i’m good at… i’m going to start my list of things I would love to do if i could, and they payed decently… even if only for day-dreaming’s sake.
@Mrs.LaFountain: love the soap idea, i’ll have to try that too!
@cbee: OOhh ceramics! i used to go to ceramic classes as a kid and loooved it
@MadameTussaud: great idea, I think all of us need to just grow the balls ans start our own company…
Post # 11
Something other than what I do now.
I think I’d like to own my own buisness. They way I look at it, I work a ton now for someone else, so why not do it for myself. The problem is I’m not sure what to do. I’ve thought about dog sitting, bakery and metal trading (like silver, gold, etc). Hmpf.
Post # 12
I would finish the last 2 years to get my degree in teaching. I can’t stand working as a NA at my hospital. I’m learning that it’s the people that I work with (the RNs are becoming extremely obnoxious about how it’s not their job to CARE for the geriatrics like us NAs or MHAs do), but it is especially back breaking having to care for geriatrics. I do love interacting with them though.
Post # 13
ive worked at a pottery (ceramic) studio for the past 4.5 years and i love it but its only part time. i would love to own one with my husband…or be a wedding planner 🙂
Post # 14
realistically, no idea.
if i didn’t have to worry about $ or anything else? i’d love to be a food photographer
Post # 15
I’m an auditor. I hate my job but it’s conveinant since DH and I both work there. Hopefully he’lll be accepting a new position soon which gives me an end date. My plan is to start my own wedding and event planning company. Being a planner is really the only career that I can envision for myself. Fingers crossed that it actually pans out.
Post # 16
Travel writer/photographer. Its never going to happen though so Im going to school to be a vascular technologist.