(Closed) Career Jealousy

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2001

@Cariad:  I do. I’m 27 and all my friends seem to be advancing in their careers. They complain every single day for the most part. I, on the other hand, simply cannot work for something I do not like. I have though(when it was necessary for bills etc), but since I got married 1 yr ago, I decided to do my own thing and set up on my own.

It’s taking forever, and sometimes I feel so envious of others that just do what they have to do without wanting to throw themselves off a bridge like I did when I was working a job I didn’t want….

Not sure how this helps, but just wanted you to know that you are not alone in the career envy ESPECIALLY when I see ppl who are doing what I’m trying to do and have suceeded! I’m afraid I wont (in spite of how much my own husband believes in me) and that I’ll be an ultimate failure

Dramatic much lol

Post # 4
533 posts
Busy bee

Yeah I do. I had actually applied to start myself on this path, but got pushed back due to the Uni not telling me one of the pre-reqs. This wasn’t on the website or when I applied. Wonderful. Due to lack of money, I never went back to apply. 

Vet nurse. So when I’ve had to take my cat to the vet, or this morning when I walked past a clinic felt my heart sink a little. 


Post # 5
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes! Everytime I watch animal shows or go to the zoo lol, I always wanted to be a zookeeper/primatologist when I was little. I actually started school for it but then I realized most of my job would be cleaning up poo…I switched my major pretty quickly!!

Post # 6
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yup! alot of friends are graduating college and getting their teaching jobs.. because i transferred schools I will be graduating in Spring 2013 but i will not be able to go straight into teaching it will take a year of grad school *sigh* talk about jealous much I def am jealous I am ready to do what I love

Post # 7
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes.  All the time.  My career is put on hold until my husband retires, and it’s hard to see people on Facebook getting promotions and transferring into amazing jobs.

Post # 8
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

oh definitely.  and it usually starts coming on after i’ve spent too much time on facebook, creeping on everyone elses lives haha

Post # 9
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Not really.  I like my job.  I am jealous of other people’s husband’s careers though.  (Does that make sense?)  I cannot wait for Darling Husband to start his apprenticeship in January!!

Post # 10
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually love what I do. Sometimes I would like to try something different, such that would let my creative juices flow but its kind of hard to do that when you have a family that depends on your income. If I could get away with painting art/pastels for a living and paid me the same as my current career lets me, HELL YEAH! I would so do it! Lol. Not necessarily jealous because like I said, I love my job but it would be so cool and different! lol

Post # 11
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have been struggling with this a lot lately.  I’m a licensed massage therapist but currently I am only doing that two days/week.  I just don’t have the volume of clients I was anticipating.  I ended up taking a position as a customer relations manager at a car dealership.  I enjoyed it at the beginning, but the constant late nights and frequent sexual harrassment (When you work with a bunch of dudes, it’s kind of innevitable) is really starting to get to me.  I really want to change jobs, but i just don’t know if it’s a good idea so close to the wedding.

I’m envious of anyone who gets out of work before 8:00 P.M. (I’m supposed to be off by 8, but most nights I’m not done until 9 or after). I’m also envious of anyone who has weekeneds off and can manage to pay all of their bills.

Post # 12
5843 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh definitely, ever since I started working on my MBA it seems like everyone has a cooler job than me. Particularly jealous of the Bloomberg kids who get free snacks and health insurance.

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