Post # 1
Anybody get a severe case of career jealousy at all?
Everytime I watch Mythbusters.
I am so jealous of the people on this show that my heart aches just a little bit everytime I watch it. Darling Husband slowly looses the will to live working his job with every explosion….
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.