(Closed) I should just be happy to have a job

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@hecallsmelove:  oh, hi, yes, I feel like you 🙁

I have good insurance, I get vacation/sick/personal time, I work 815-415, and my salary is pretty much as good as it will get with just a bachelors’.

However…am I happy? No. Do I even have any sort of motivation here? No. Do I feel like I am wasting my life? YES.

I am planning on leaving so I can focus on graduate school more, but I feel so guilty. Why throw away a good paying job because I dont like it? This has been the internal fight for months now, to the point of having a stomach ache all the time. I feel like such an ass for not sucking it up and wanting to be here but I have no motivation. The work is very dry and I’m just unhappy. I am always afraid to voice that because there are always people that say the whole “be happy to be working” thing…usually it comes from people that LIKE what they do.

Post # 4
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I clean toilets and do you think I like it? NO. But the pay is good! 

I am planning on starting a hobby so I can at least be doing something I like besides toilets and Weddingbee!

 EDIT: I can’t believe I put “toilet” and “weddingbee” in the same sentence! Bad happyface… BAD!

Post # 5
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4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have always wanted to work with animals. Helping them.

I work in a small animal hospital. Sometimes when an emergency comes in or we are treating a really sick animal that gets better, it can be rewarding. The pay is not great, but I did not get into this field for the money.

Other days when I am just expressing anal glands and trimming toe nails all day… I want to crawl up in a box and not come out. 

Post # 6
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46465 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, we all should be happy that we have a job. Does that mean we have to be satisfied? No!

If your job is not rewarding and fulfilling, think about what attracted you to that line of work in the first place. Are you getting to do that in your current position? Do you need to educate yourself for a promotion?

Are you lacking challenge in your current position? Have you done and seen everything there is where you are? -whether that is in your current position or your current employer?

Do some analysis and see if that helps.

Post # 7
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1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I too work with animals. The pay stinks and the hours are long. But it’s a more diverse job than your average office job which I think is a perk in it’s own.

Post # 10
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9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am happy to have a job; a secure one at that.  I am miserable at my job though.  I have my reasons as to why and thus I’m looking for a new one that will make me somewhat less stressed with the same benefits and close to pay that I can get.  So, until then, I’ll suffer! Hah.  Best of luck though, hun.  I know how you feel.

Post # 11
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4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@julies1949:  This is true. I want to go back to school to get my bachelors and use my work experience to hopefully one day do field work or work in a rehabilitation center. Working with raptors actually has always been a dream for me.

Post # 12
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46465 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hecallsmelove:  Have you met with your boss and asked for more responsibility?

Is there anyone doing the kind of work you want to do, who is not your boss? Do you have time to volunteer to help them with anything? even if it means doing it on your own time?

Post # 13
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I feel the same way. However, the day job allows me to pursuit my passions. After hours I have a full schedule of the things I love. I want to come back to work so I can get to my rehearsal or whatever in the evening 🙂

Post # 15
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You aren’t the only one.  I have a job I hate because I’m not challenged at all and the coworkers suck.  But I have 2 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick now and good insurance.  It doesn’t make you a bad person for being unhappy even if you get vacation and sick time.

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