(Closed) Be honest… Are you happy with your job/career right now?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: How do you feel about your job/career?

    I absolutely love it! I look forward to working!

    I like it but it could be better

    Undecided

    I don't like it and I wish I had a different job

    I absolutely HATE it

    Other

  • Post # 32
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Dislike my job, absolutely love my career.  I can’t wait to find something closer to home and with more of a focus on my career. 

    Post # 33
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    13951 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I work for the government…so if you’ve followed the news, you know I’m pretty unhappy with my job right now…

    Post # 34
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    2093 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No. Not at all. I’m unemployed because I quit a job I hated, where I treated awfully. I literally cried every day unless it was the weekend. And I have no idea what to do now.

    I do want to go back to school but have no idea what to do in the meantime. I’ve applied at various places but haven’t gotten the jobs. I have a lot of experience, including college and a pretty solid work history. I hope something comes along soon because I can only do this for so long…

    Post # 35
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    2334 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t like my current job and am looking for future work.  This is my first soft-money position and I HATE that I’m limited to the terms of the grant and can only work on 1 thing.  Its not challenging, my skills are under-utilized, and my boss is a bumbling idiot.

    I would like to return to working for the Federal government, but as 

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    abbie017 said, that’s not looking too good right now.  The agency I want to work in is always the first to get it’s budget cut, too.

    Post # 36
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    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I LOVE my job, and could not have a better boss. When I am sick and at home, I actively miss being at work.

    The only thing I would change is my commute, but an hour on a train is not that hard, honestly. I read/play games and it passes in a flash. Would never trade it for a job I love less!

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m with the other bees who say they hate their job but love their career. I’m a lawyer, and I absolutely love the law and what I do. But my firm is not where I want to be, and I have been trying to relocate to a firm with a different atmosphere. I’m the only female attorney in my firm, and that goes about exactly how you would expect. That being said, I am very grateful that I have the job that I have, as the market for lawyers is super tough right now.

    Post # 38
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    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I used to work in early education, and it was terrible.  The kids were awesome, the parents and management were not, and you’re definitely not there for the pay. I’m a stay at home Fiance (I voted other) and I LOVE IT.  I seriously couldn’t imagine having to go back to work after having all this time for myself.  Of course, if I had to, I would, but I’d totally hate it.

    Post # 39
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    3764 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My job is very easy, super flexible, with a casual and comfortable work environment.

    That being said it is not challenging in the least, nor in the career field I want to be in. I’m bored out of my mind.

    Post # 40
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    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I HATE my job, I want out ASAP (I cannot vote in the poll because WB polls are broken for me 🙁 ).. I want to be in a profession that makes he happy and I can actually PHYSICALLY help people, weather it is in a retail position, or something where I can SEE who I am talking to .. ( I work in a call center..yuck)

    Post # 41
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I will be honest and say that my current job is in no way what I’d like to be doing. BUT it is five minutes from home, standard 8-4 hours, Monday through Fridays, no weekends, paid time off including holidays, and for those reasons, I know I am a lot luckier than some people. That being said, I do have plans to go back to school for cosmetology so I can do what I really love, hair and makeup 🙂 it’s never too late to follow a different career path, especially when it has to do with your happiness and the rest of your life!

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @abbie017:  I’m in the same boat… Everyone tells me I’m so lucky to have a stable career in the federal gov’t (despite it being boring and monotonous, it does pay the bills and I get good benefits and flex time) but now I feel like my job is less stable than ever!  Expecting to get furloughed (i.e., sudden, unpaid, mandatory days off) any day now.

    Post # 43
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    886 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m a NICU nurse and I absolutely LOVE my job. I enjoy going to work. I have great co-workers that turned into good friends. What I do allows for a lot of variety and it challenges me. I even enjoy complaining about it! I look forward to growing on my unit, and being promoted into management. 

     

    ETA: I have worked on other NICU units and I did not enjoyed it nearly as much. The work was just as rewarding but there is just something special about my unit in LA that I don’t think I could ever give up. I tried for 5 months (worked in SF) and I ended up returning to LA despite a pay decrease!

    Post # 44
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    3879 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am a speech language pathologist and moved from working in a nursing home to a school in the beginning of this year. I was miserable in the nursing home! Seriously anxious and stressed every day, dreading going to work, hating sundays! I liked the type of work I did but the company was awful with their productivity standards, no time off, cutting benefits, value of money over the welfare of patients, etc. I could not stand working in such an unethical and stressful environment! My commute wad also 100 miles round trip.

    Fiance supported my decision to switch to work as an SLP in a school district. It was a $15k pay cut, so it definitely took some adjusting and getting used to, but it was 100% worth it. I’m grateful that Fiance was so supportive of my decision! He says I’m actually happy when I come home now and have GOOD stories about work. And I have more one off to see him! The breaks are wonderful, and I love the short days and short commute.

    I feel like my work is fulfilling, and unlike the poor teachers on here I am not micromanaged, can make my own schedule of kids throughout the day, and generally have more flexibility. I’m definitely stressed a lot of the time, but it’s normal stress, not anxiety stress. I also work in 3 different schools (elementary elementary-middle, and high school) so I have lots of variety which keeps things interesting!

    I also am able to wok after school or over breaks in a local nursing home when they need coverage to make some extra money and to keep my “medicaL SLP” skills fresh.

    Life’s too short to stay in a job you hate! Being happy is so important! It affects all other aspects of your life. Time off is important. Feeling like you are contributing is important!

    I admire the bees who made huge career changes to pursue their happiness. That must be terrifying and is so so brave!

    Post # 45
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    2389 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love my job! I work as an administrator at an opera company. I meet people from all over the world and listen to gorgeous live music. I adore my coworkers. The hours vary, but I get a LOT of time off – this year 8 weeks in the summer, a long Easter weekend, and 2 weeks at Christmas, ALL PAID. The only downside is that my salary is pretty low. I also have a 10-minute walking commute which is awesome.

    Post # 46
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    299 posts
    Helper bee

    I love my job, though I’ve only been doing it for a few months.  I’m an auditor, and I (in my mind) basically get paid to ask a lot of questions and then analyze the answers.  It’s a great career move, pays well, flexible schedule, time off, great boss.  I’m very lucky to have stumbled into my firm, but I also just like the work I do. 

     

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