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

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How do you feel about your job/career?
    I absolutely love it! I look forward to working! : (40 votes)
    17 %
    I like it but it could be better : (81 votes)
    35 %
    Undecided : (6 votes)
    3 %
    I don't like it and I wish I had a different job : (63 votes)
    27 %
    I absolutely HATE it : (28 votes)
    12 %
    Other : (15 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 47
    Member
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I LOVE my job.  I just started on a new career path over the summer.  It’s never something I imagined doing..or even knew existed to be honest.  I’m nervous right now because of the sequestration hitting my industry hardest..but that makes me love my job even more because I know how blessed I am to have it right now.  

    I also LOVE my boss…and her boss..and her boss too! And I  love that I have limitless opportunities to move up in this field.  

    My commute on the other hand….sucks (1.5h each way..)

    Post # 48
    Member
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I work in retail management, but I absolutely love my job.

    I was promoted early, they give recognition for performance and for retail the hours and pay are great.

    I cannot even put into words how much I love it here, even if sometimes I want to pull my hair out.

    Post # 49
    Member
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I am a mental health counselor and I do love my job and my caseload.

     

    Does it get tiring working with an all female team? YES.

     

    Does the pay suck? YES.

     

    However, when i have a client hug me and tell me how much they care  and how much I care, i forget about the bullshit. I had a client read me her journal (she did it completely voluntarily) and she read that I was the nicest person she had met in her life…and that she had met a lot of people.

     

    I had another client have her family come to the facility and her pride to have me as a counselor melted my stressed out heart.

    Post # 50
    Member
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I actually really like my job, and I love the company I work for.  I work in a chemistry lab, but my company has many different types of laboratory opportunities available.  They often hire from within, and the company culture is great.  I also love my coworkers and boss, so that definitely helps!

    I’m happy with my department/lab, but I have already spoken to my boss about where I’d like to end up in the next 1-2 years (another area of the company).  It’s pretty normal (and somewhat expected) to move around within the company, which is something that really appealed to me when I initially took a position there.  

    Post # 51
    Member
    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I love what I do. I’m an intraoperative neuromonitoring technologist. However, I’m switching companies this week. So we shall see if I love this new group. I loved my old group, however the pay was not even close to what I “should” be making and there wasn’t room for improvement. 

    Post # 52
    Member
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m in law school and I LOVE it (so much so that I think I want to stay in law school for the rest of my life as a law professor/legal academic). 

    Post # 53
    Member
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t love or hate my job. Most of the people are nice, the work is too easy, we have alot of flexibility. I guess the biggest problem is that the work is just not challenging enough. I could have done this job in Jr High.

    I can’t picture doing this for another 2 years let alone 20. But there are some nice perks that I hate to give up. Mostly I am afraid that it will be worse elsewhere, so I stay on.

    Post # 54
    Member
    709 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I kinda hate my job. I’m a lead teacher at a daycare. A very low income daycare. Parents are rude to me and think I should bow to their every whim. The kids always come in dirty and are sick a lot. We have a 24 hour sick policy which means kids can’t come back with in 24 hours of an illness… But we always let them come back because my boss doesn’t get paid for the days they aren’t there. So that means all the employees are constantly sick. I work ten hour days with two fifteen minute breaks. No benefits and I make like 25 cents more than minimum wage. Then there’s all the drama that comes with working with 15 girls. I could shoot myself. My boss is never around to handle anything and I get tired of telling parents, sorry the director isn’t in. And I only get paid once a month. 

     

    I can barely get myself up in the morning.

    Post # 55
    Member
    4637 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I don’t think I could hate anything more.  But needs must.  I need a job to keep my visa.  And without a visa, I lose the whole life I’m trying to build up (home, friends, etc).  Always keeping my eyes peeled though!

    Post # 56
    Member
    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Another teacher here. I HATE it. As a PP said, people think it’s a wonderful, rewarding job. Hmph. Maybe in SOME parts of the world, but clearly, not where I am.

    The students don’t have any desire to learn, their parents make excuses for them and there is no support from administration. Every day is the same battle; me trying to teach, them not listening/caring/participating, me feeling exhausted and discouraged and then I get up, and do it all over again. I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel. 

    Torture. 

    Post # 57
    Member
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I used to work in the insurance claims field. The money was great (especially for someone without a university degree) and I worked really hard to climb the ladder over the 10 years I was in it. However, I used to have major panic attacks and anxiety fits because of the stress of the work. Also, I REALLY hated the competitive, cutthroat nature of the business and found the people (with some exceptions) were just nasty, gossipy, mean-spirited people always looking for ways to throw someone else under the bus to make themselves look better. I figured the money was good and I would just stay in the industry until I could retire and be glad to have that kind of income even though I wasn’t passionate about it and frankly, never imagined myself working in that kind of business.

    In 2012, business started going downhill and people started getting laid off…it wasn’t long before I was one of them. 10 years of blood, sweat and tears all gone in the blink of an eye. I interviewed a bunch of insurance places afterwards and because of the influx of job seekers in my field, found it incredibly competitive and just had no luck finding anything.

    So, after months of wallowing in self-pity and hopelessness, I finally thought that maybe I should look at this as a blessing in disguise and use it as an opportunity to decide what would make me happy. Not what would make me rich but what would make me HAPPY. I spent the majority of my year out of work but focused on my health and losing 50 pounds and creating an online presence where I documented my own weight loss journey. I got so much out of this that I realized that what I really want to do with my life is help people live happier, healthier lives.

    It’s been almost a year since I lost my job. I realize now that I HATED my job. I was just too scared to walk away from the big paycheck. Now I work 3 part-time jobs – one of them is working with a health and wellness company, designing educational health programs to be taught in corporate environments and I work part-time doing admin work for a not for profit, helping people struggling with their finances to regain control of their lives by debt management. Granted, the third job is just delivering pizzas but frankly, I enjoy it much more than I ever did my “fancy” job. Much less responsibility and I enjoy driving around in my car listening to podcasts and great music.

    Yes, money is tight and we certainly can’t indulge in the luxuries that we used to but really, I feel much more empowered and successful doing things that MEAN something to me than I ever did before. To go to work every day and know that I’m doing something to try and help other people instead of making some CEO and a bunch of faceless shareholders even richer? Priceless.

    Post # 58
    Member
    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like my job. im getting bored of it now though. my dream job is my Fiance job. i could go with him but i need insurance. he needs it too. its actually a great job with great benifits. but i dont want to do it forever. i want to commercial fish and then when i have kids of get older or need a break or to retire, i will have nursing. plus i can take care of my mom when she gets older. not to mention nurses make bank so i like to think i can do my dream job on the side.

    Post # 59
    Member
    3051 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I am starting a new job in a week & it’s in the same field I used to work in so I’m going off of what I thought of the last job. I like the job, it’s not bad, it’s not great….I don’t see myself doing it forever but I am hoping to do it long enough to get into management and get some experience. I haven’t figured out what I WANT to do for the rest of my life though…I’m one of those people who is GOOD at pretty much everything but not GREAT at anything & it sucks because you can’t “follow your skills/interests” because I’m semi-interested in just about everything & not fully interested in anything.

    Post # 60
    Member
    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I dislike my job. But hopefully once I get better at it, it will be a more positive experience.

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