SRS work sucks

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  1. alexs001

    alexs001 Mawk! Mawk!

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    It seems that every job I've ever had, after about a year, I get sick of it. I'm worried that I'm never going to find anything that I will want to do for the rest of my life. I'm not terribly concerned about money; I'd be happy to work for little money if I enjoyed what I was doing. Likewise, I'd be willing to be miserable in my job if I was compensated handsomely, although I would prefer the first scenario. Currently I'm paid poorly and hate what I'm doing. :hs:
     
  2. Big Ol' Balls

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    that sucks, but i kinda feel the same way. the majority of my jobs have lasted just over a year before i can't take it any longer and feel the need to move on. the only suggestion i can make is to focus on doing the tasks that you do enjoy and would like to gain more experience in. it's a win-win because you'll be happier at your current job and will at least gain more experience in thinks you enjoy.
     
  3. BradUF

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    If you really hate it, start looking for a new job. Working for someone that long should give you a good refernce. So you can try a new job. So far, I have not had a job for more then 2 months.
     
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  5. Darketernal

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    Well i'll just give you the advice what was given to me. Life is like taking busses towards your destination, if you don't like where it is going, step out and wait until the right bus comes along and let it take you to a place where you want to be, and keep changing busses until you are in the right one.
     
  6. Declan

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    That's a good advice!

    Well, I'm sure I won't find a job I like either, but I think when enough money's paid, then I will do that! The best thing that you can do is search a job that you like, but not hate.
     
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    As my sister often quotes to me "If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life."

    I think that's true.

    After 30 years in the workforce, I have finally found a job that I love and spend on average 60 hours a week at. It is a joy and fun and interesting.

    I hope you find something as well.
     
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    I wouldn't really wait for the right bus, but get out there and start walking to new ones until you find a good one.
     
  9. Riconosuave

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    It's called work for a reason. Most people don't really like their jobs. Very few will find a job that they truly love. It's part of being an adult. Suck it up, or live life being broke.
     
  10. alexs001

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    I'd rather be broke than miserable and stressed out on a daily basis. Hell, I'm broke anyway. I don't even think work is my main issue. If I had something else to care about in my life I would be content where I am, but work is the only thing I have at the moment...
     
  11. shankems2000

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    I don't think anybody really wants to work. It's not about desire though, it's about necessity.You don't like your job, but I'm willing to wager that you like the pay check you receive every Friday! Even if it's not a lucrative job, it's better than nothing.

    Bust your ass at work everyday but once it's time to clock out, work should be out of sight and out of mind. At least that's how I try to think about it.

    On the other hand finding a job you enjoy can make you happier. My old boss left the retail business and is doing clerical work at a hospital now. They're paying him 10/hr for doing grunt work and he loves it, wish I could say the same. He used to look depressed all the time but now he looks alot better.

    I guess you can keep on looking, but if you don't have the skills, education, or any idea of what your ideal job would be, then your search will be in vain.

    BTW what do you do now?
     
  12. Toasty

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    I don't agree with the attitude that work is just "work". Then you're practically wasting a good majority of your daily life in a grind.

    Keep searching for that drive... the same attitude that keeps someone like Lance Armstrong 2 minutes ahead of every other person around him. He truly likes what he does...

    If you don't see what that drive is now? That's fine...keep experimenting, keep up moving jobs so you learn new experiences and meet new people. I don't look at any job as a waste of time no matter how sort you've been there....each one builds upon the knowledge you accumulate as you get older and older.

    It doesn't necessarily have to be what you DO that makes a job enjoyable either. Sometimes it can be the right attitude or environment that makes it rewarding to you.

    The first 3 years I was involved with my current company it was a startup....so we busted ass so hard we couldn't even return calls till everything shut down at 6pm...then I'd work till 10pm - 11pm at night. I loved every minute of it. It was so exciting to see a company being pulled up from the ground...it didn't seem like work at all.
     
  13. BradUF

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    But wont changing jobs every few months fuck up your record and make it hard to get more jobs?
     
  14. Toasty

    Toasty Naked people have little or no influence on societ

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    Oh yes of course. I'm not suggesting that he be a total flake. It may not look good to have ten billion little jobs listed on a resume that shows he only sticks around for a few months. Anything under 1 year I might not even consider listing it down....

    But if it's a job that's really a dead end, and you hate it so much you can't get out of bed to go to it..... then it's probably good for just sanity alone to find something else.

    It doesn't sound like he's got a lot of commitments right now (i.e., no child care, no mortgage) so.... now's the time to take some chances and explore opportunities.
     
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  16. alexs001

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  17. BradUF

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    I hear all jobs like that suck until you reach the end of your trade.
     
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    im with you man, work sucks. maybe you should pick up a hobby. who knows, maybe that'll develop into somthing you can make money at.
     

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