Post # 1
If so, what do you do for a living? I am just asking this question because it seems like everyone I know is so burned out and hating their jobs, which sucks because for anyone who works full time, has to spend the majority of our day there. My husband and I are both really struggling with our respective jobs right now. I went to college to become a journalist, but after three years in the industry, it was just paying the bills. Now I still work as a writer, but it is for this small Web-based company, and I feel like I took a huge step back in my career. I think my husband is on the verge of quitting his job too right now.
Anyone out there actually like what they do for a living? If so, what do you do?
Post # 3
I love my job! Well as much as I can “love” a job. I am a little burnt out right now just because I haven’t had anytime off since before Christmas. I am a manager in a high end tabletop/decor store.
Post # 4
I like my job, I don’t love it. I work for a large non-profit organization in admin, and volunteer resources. I have great co-workers though! My real passion is to work with seniors, and I think we’re starting a new program in which I can work with seniors!!! I’m looking forward to that, so until then, I’m just liking my job.
Post # 5
I wish I liked my job, but I really don’t like it. I hate being in an office, I hate sitting at a desk all day, and I hate not interacting with people. I really wanted to do hair & makeup, but I went the practical route, and now I’m doing accounting.
Post # 6
I love my job (most of the time). I do research for a major university. I travel, collect data, analyze, present findings, and repeat.
Post # 7
Meh. I like mine in that I work for a lovely and generous couple and my coworkers rock, and I am able to spend a decent amount of my day on Weddingbee =) Do I make enough money? No. Is it fulfilling? No. Do I hate it? No. All of this equals being good enough for me until I discover what I want to be when I grow up.
Post # 8
I know yhow you feel… both the FI and myself are pretty down about our jobs right now 🙁
Post # 9
I love my job. I work as a retail store manager at a prom dress store. Super high stressed and very exhausting this time of year but totally worth it.
Post # 10
I really like my job. My boss is really great (which makes a HUGE difference IMHO) and the work keeps me busy and somewhat stimulated.
There are some drawbacks, of course, but overall I like it. I’ll have to move on from it eventually just because I don’t make very much money and there isn’t an opportunity for my income to ever increase substantially here.
Post # 11
There are days when I hate my company but I actually really enjoy my job. I’m an auditor for the corporate office of a major retail corporation. My job is to basically deal with all of the sales that are processed in our stores. I also investigate loss prevention issues involving our store personelle (and sometimes even other corporate employees – thats LOTS of fun!). You wouldn’t beleive how many people think they can get away with the stupidest things. It makes my day to get them fired. I actually got someone fired on Christmas Eve a few years ago. The timing was a little sad but he was stealing from the company so the guy deserved what he got.
Post # 12
@missbopeep, I totally hear ya! That is the boat I am in. Just bored. My job isn’t hard or stressful, it’s just borrrring.
I thought I had everything figured out in college, but since graduating it is clear I have no clue what I want to be when I “grow up.” LOL.
Glad to hear there are people out there who like their jobs! I think I just need to start applying for more stuff. It is just tough when both DH and I hate our jobs. Makes it difficult to shake it at the door at home. Wish there was more stuff available. If we didn’t just buy a house I would want to look for stuff in other cities and potentially move, but that won’t be happening anytime soon.
Post # 13
Love my job… physician here. I do, however, recommend 2 solid weeks of vacation each year!
Post # 14
I like my job. I used to LOVE it but changes in management have changed that.
I do fundraising for a non-profit/ I’m the office manager. At times, it is a very thankless job but I get the bonus of fundraising for the most amazing kids ever.
Post # 15
I work in commercial insurance on the underwriting side. There are days where I wish I could never come back and there are days were I am happy with what I do. But if there wasn’t any trouble spots in any job I would feel bored and not challeneged enough.
Post # 16
I went back to school for a medical field career and yes I do love it!!!!!!!! I was hating the jobs I got after graduating college 2 years ago, so I decided to switch it up! Its scary but everything falls into place and is exciting when you find what it is you really want to do career wise, Goodluck!!