(Closed) How do you feel about your job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My job is okay, but I’ve found since I moved here in April that it’s not really for me. Which is a shame, because I always thought it was my dream job. Bitchy coworkers, steep learning curve, no teamwork, too acute/too many emergencies… once I’m here for a full year I plan on moving to a job with more regular hours and slower paced.

Post # 33
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939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

PinkStripes:  Ehhhh… I’m looking for jobs in my field that are closer to what I want to do. There are pros & cons to my job, but I want to be closer to what I’m interested in. Glad I get this experience, but I’ll be happy to get out at some point & make more $$.

Post # 34
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1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I actually love my job–Graphic Designer–and I studied to be in this position from high school until I graduated college. I have always had a need to be challenged and mentually stimulated with work, and nothing gives me greater pride than getting something from the printer that I’ve worked on for weeks or months.

However, there are parts of my job that always feel like an uphill struggle for me, like getting someone to actually listen to my suggestions or getting paid what I deserve. 

Post # 35
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437 posts
Helper bee

I like my job a lot. It is fun. I have good pay and benefits. I just do not like some of the people I work with. They act entitled and have a lot to learn in life.

Post # 36
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6353 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I love my job and get along pretty well with everyone I interact with.  I get to make and adjust my own schedule and have very good work chemistry with my manager.  Now, as a bonus, I’m working close to where I live, which allows me to have lunch at home sometimes.

Post # 37
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329 posts
Helper bee

I’m exhausted with my job.  I’m a teacher and it demands everything from me. I love my class as they are sweet and bright, but the paperwork, planning, and grading are overwhelming.

Post # 38
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5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

PinkStripes:  I am a teacher and I really do like it. Good benefit, awesome vacation time, summers off (though I do work). Some days though.. man, I just REALLY don’t feel like teaching and putting up with the kid’s bullshit, lol.

Post # 39
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589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m a recent graduate and haven’t been able to get a job in my field. I absolutely love the company I work for now and my co-workers are amazing but the job itself can get a little boring and I wish I were doing something related to my degree, or at least working a job I go based on my education. I’d say overall I enjoy my job I just dislike the feeling that I wasted 4 years and $40,000 on a degree I’m not using. 

Post # 41
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2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My job has good days and awful days. I’ve had a lot of awful, awful days lately. Unfortuantely I do not have a degree so what I’m doing now (managing a resteraunt) is pretty much what I’m going to be doing, at least until the wedding. I need the money. 🙁

Post # 42
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love my job! At the beginning it was tough — overworked, underpaid with little upward mobility, but I stuck with it and just kept changing companies and adding responsibility. 

I had to move quite a bit — 4 cities since graduation — but my network is healthy and diverse, which means job security in my field. I’m lucky to be unemployed by choice when I’m unemployed.

Now it’s intellectually stimulating, with a team that’s invested in each other’s success. We’re also working on technology that materially helps people, so that feels good too. I work hard, and I’m compensated fairly. The commute is approx. 20 minutes, but I allow 30 minutes since it’s on public transit.

i can’t complain, but it took me 8 years to get to this point. 

Post # 43
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2393 posts
Buzzing bee

PinkStripes:  I feel fantastic about it since I quit!

 

But in all seriousness. I used to love my job, seriously loved it. But then there were some pretty dramatic changes in the work load and expectations, and the atmosphere became generally toxic and stressful. This all started right around the time Darling Husband and I got married almost three years ago. So, I hung in there for nearly three years, and it just kept getting worse, until it got to the point where I was working like 80 hours a week just to keep my head above water, coming home stressed and in tears all the time. So this past spring Darling Husband told me to just quit — and I did. I switched to a far less stressful job further down the totem pole, and took a huge pay cut. I miss the money but I don’t regret the decision. I feel like I have my life back!

Post # 45
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

I hate my current job, and I’ve only been there a few months. Not at all what it was described as being before I took the job… ugh. Although honestly I haven’t enjoyed most of my jobs. I liked a few, but cannot go back to that type of work as I need to make a certain amount of money to be able to pay our bills. 

My only advice is if you hate it, try and find another job while you still have one. It’s much easier to be choosey and pick something you like when you have income coming in during the meantime. That’s what I’m trying to do although it’s hard when I have to explain why I am looking for a new one after only a few months at one (“Umm because my boss is a psycho?!” somehow I don’t think that will go over well… haha).

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