(Closed) Don't want to work anymore (Rant)

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 62
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@PinkPanda:  I’m glad to hear it! I am a couple years off from 30 but plan to take a trip with Fiance (who will be DH by then). I’d just rather avoid the whole thing. I think time off can give us some perspective. Afterall, it’s our shitty jobs that pay for our wonderful trips ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still in the industry you left, lol. We are panda and career twins (except I haven’t switched yet and doubt I will).

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@PinkPanda:  I think a vacation for you is just what you need! Tell me how Prague is if you go! ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, do you belong to a gym?
If you don’t I’d suggest a gym – my personal favorite is one with only group classes – or a personal trainer. Don’t just hop on a treadmill, get someone to challenge you a little bit. It’ll be frustrating at first, but after a month or two you will really look forward to blowing off some steam there.
The only way I know it works? My gym closed a few months ago! I am so much more unhappy at work now that I can’t skip off to my wonderful gym after. :/ Still looking for a new one!

Post # 64
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yah,  17 years, same company, same career and I am burnt-o-u-t!  Then I have a day like today and there’s still enough joy available that I’lll hold onto it and hope that the next time it’s all getting to me, I’ll have another day like today.  Consumer interaction is what keeps me going in almost the same field, Faith-based not for profit social work.

TGIF!

Post # 65
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Wannabee

@PinkPanda:  I was a comm. major too and now I work in higher education. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years and I was SO over it. I thought I would LOVE to never work….until I got laid off. It sucks not working and is soooo boring. I just felt worthless when I didn’t have a job to wake up to in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, the first few weeks were nice, but then it just sucked…really bad. You seem like a driven person, and if you’re anything like me, you’d hate it after a few weeks. Hope that makes you feel just a little bit better ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have a masters?? You can apply to teach at a college or university as an assistant professor. I’m not sure of the pay, but I know some people that I work with teach classes on the side.

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PinkPanda:  What if you just switched industries to something less stressful? My husband works in an industry similar to yours, really really hectic, the pay isn’t a lot because it’s his first year, the other people can be jerks (his boss borrowed H’s bag without asking and has a tendency to scream at people especially H). Sometimes he thinks he’d be happier working at a store or something.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@PinkPanda I just wanted to add that I can totally relate to everything you are feeling, LOL!

I think that everyone has a “calling” so to speak, that thing you would do for free even if you weren’t paid to do it, because you enjoy it so much and you are so naturally good at it, your gift.  If you haven’t figured out what it is yet, start looking because I truly believe it’s the key to fulfilling a lot of hapiness in life. The genius is in finding that thing and getting paid for it, or making enough money in something else that allows you to do that thing often enough so that you have an enjoyable work life balance.

For people like you and like me that are always good at every job they have it’s because you give your ALL and that’s what drains you! You probably have a very good work ethic. Hopefully you can find a way to put that great energy to use doing something that truly fulfills you AND that pays.

Just wanted to say HUGS I feel your pain and I hope you find a way out of your misery sooner rather than later.

@Wed2Attn You are one lucky gal! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@missbrady:  I love what you said. I’d quote it, but I don’t want to be a creep >.<

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m sorry. I know work is never fun, but there are good jobs and bad jobs. Maybe you should start applying for other positions

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Please let me join the club!

I hate my current job which made me feel like I never want to work anymore! But I think I actually like working but not in this job!!!

I have several interviews lined up next week. I hope I can find better job/ environment that I enjoy working in.

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ah I feel ya! I work in insurance– a little different situation because I’m getting married in August and my FH told me it was up to me if I want to continue working or if I want to be a stay at home wife. After college and working– being successful and busy, I think I’m going to stay at home for a small period of time after our wedding, then get back to work! 

 

Do you think you may just need a really nice vacation? Do you do any extracurricular activities? Horseback riding? Yoga? Monthly massage?  Maybe if you do something you love on the side, your actual work won’t be as miserable? 

Post # 73
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Wannabee

So I’m a little late to the party but I’ve enjoyed ready everyone’s comments on career. I’ve been dealing with this issue for a while. Wondering how things have turned out for you, @PinkPanda

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