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Do you like your job?

BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Posts: 1,078Registered Users
After my day off today it has made me realize even more how much I don't like my job and how much I hope I can get a t.a. position for the fall as I complete my master's in school counseling. I really don't like working in the corporate world. Do you like your job? Why or why not? If not, why are you keeping it?

Edited to add: Adding further to my frustration is the fact that out of my seven person team (not including my supervisor) I am the only one with a college degree and I am the administrative assistant. :evil: I busted my arse to get my degree and now I am making copies.
Trying to find some sanity as I work on my master's in nursing...
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I like my job well enough but if we had enough $$$ I'd quit in a heartbeat.
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  • MorenaMorena Posts: 32Registered Users
    Do you like your job? Why or why not? If not, why are you keeping it?

    Because of $$$$$. That's why. That and the benefits. Actually it's not that bad, it's okay. :?

    Yes, after I graduated and got my degree I had such big dreams and high expectations (like everyone else) that I was going to get this great career...had to work a few file clerk and clerical jobs for a short time until I finally got a real job.
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  • MoppyTMoppyT Posts: 998Registered Users
    I love my job. I work in a university theatre department. It's a great fit for my background, I work with current and prospective students and their parents, my co-workers are hilarious insane people, and I adore my boss.

    I've also had lots of different jobs (veterinary care, adoption, development, retail, etc) with varying degrees of crapitude. But I was also running a small theatre company at the time, and my real focus wasn't on the day job, so it was not that big a deal that it sucked. It was just how I paid rent.
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  • BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Posts: 1,078Registered Users
    Morena wrote:
    Do you like your job? Why or why not? If not, why are you keeping it?

    Because of $$$$$. That's why. That and the benefits. Actually it's not that bad, it's okay. :?

    Yes, after I graduated and got my degree I had such big dreams and high expectations (like everyone else) that I was going to get this great career...had to work a few file clerk and clerical jobs for a short time until I finally got a real job.

    I guess that is what I am struggling with too... especially hard since several of my friend already have real "careers". But, I spent most of last year traveling the world, so that was my trade off. :)

    I do get paid pretty well for admin work because my company is national and the benefits are great, so that is keeping me for the time being.
    Trying to find some sanity as I work on my master's in nursing...
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I love my job, I have been in this same position for 7 years, different cities, but same job. It allows me to travel, some really cool places - Alaska, Guam, China, American Samoa, some not so cool - Nashville, Louisville, etc.

    Now I work 8pm to 4am and I love it even more. I have all day to do whatever I want and traffic is minimal on the drive in.
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  • BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Posts: 1,078Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    I love my job, I have been in this same position for 7 years, different cities, but same job. It allows me to travel, some really cool places - Alaska, Guam, China, American Samoa, some not so cool - Nashville, Louisville, etc.

    Now I work 8pm to 4am and I love it even more. I have all day to do whatever I want and traffic is minimal on the drive in.

    Gekko~
    If you don't mind me asking, what do you do? You do something at the airport, right?

    Nashville is cool!
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I like my job. I've been in this position since November 1 and I've definitely had my issues over the past 5 months, but now it's finally shaking out to be pretty good. It's a lot of work and the days are kinda long at the moment, but it's not bad work. Plus, while I'm not best friends with my coworkers, there's nobody here that I don't like.

    My first job out of college was as a marketing assistant. I think the original title might even have been administrative assistant. I turned the job into more and was able to move on in two years to something way better.

    Isn't this the third job in a row that you've been unhappy with? Maybe it's time for you to think about what you want to be and how you can work toward doing that. If your goal is to go back to school, being an admin isn't too bad for the time being. Either way, you might want t think about sticking with this for a while, just because at this point you might look like a job hopper if you quit. Just yesterday I was going through resumes for a position I'm hiring for and discarded someone because she's had four jobs in the past three years--that's now a pattern for her.
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  • BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Posts: 1,078Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:

    Isn't this the third job in a row that you've been unhappy with? Maybe it's time for you to think about what you want to be and how you can work toward doing that. If your goal is to go back to school, being an admin isn't too bad for the time being. Either way, you might want t think about sticking with this for a while, just because at this point you might look like a job hopper if you quit. Just yesterday I was going through resumes for a position I'm hiring for and discarded someone because she's had four jobs in the past three years--that's now a pattern for her.


    It is my third job since graduation, but the first one was in Haiti teaching at a school and I had to leave because of the political situation. The second one was in a residential treatment facility and I was attacked three times and I quit after that. I know what I want to do and I am working on my master's in school counseling. I know being an admin isn't bad for the time being, it's just frustrating because I did have such "high hopes." I am not planning on quitting.... just airing my frustrations!
    Trying to find some sanity as I work on my master's in nursing...
  • MorenaMorena Posts: 32Registered Users
    Either way, you might want t think about sticking with this for a while, just because at this point you might look like a job hopper if you quit.

    I was going to suggest the same thing. If your job is "tolerable" (I hate using that term but..) and the company has a good reputation and potential for you to work your way up, you might want to accrue some work experience there. Before I found the job that I'm working at now I was more focused on the job position alone instead of looking at the company, if it was reputable, the years that it has been in business, etc. etc. At that time a friend of mine got the job that I wanted at a small company and she was so happy...a few years later the company ended up laying off a bunch of people and she no longer works there. I no longer envy her. I guess what I'm saying is sometimes you have to do the grunt work first before you get the job that you really want.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mrspoppers wrote:

    Isn't this the third job in a row that you've been unhappy with? Maybe it's time for you to think about what you want to be and how you can work toward doing that. If your goal is to go back to school, being an admin isn't too bad for the time being. Either way, you might want t think about sticking with this for a while, just because at this point you might look like a job hopper if you quit. Just yesterday I was going through resumes for a position I'm hiring for and discarded someone because she's had four jobs in the past three years--that's now a pattern for her.


    It is my third job since graduation, but the first one was in Haiti teaching at a school and I had to leave because of the political situation. The second one was in a residential treatment facility and I was attacked three times and I quit after that. I know what I want to do and I am working on my master's in school counseling. I know being an admin isn't bad for the time being, it's just frustrating because I did have such "high hopes." I am not planning on quitting.... just airing my frustrations!
    I understand your frustration--there's nothing worse than doing a job you hate. And I wouldn't stay at those other jobs either, really. I was just pointing out that it sorta looks bad on paper until you know the real story. And since you're not thinking of quitting, no harm done.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    I love my job, I have been in this same position for 7 years, different cities, but same job. It allows me to travel, some really cool places - Alaska, Guam, China, American Samoa, some not so cool - Nashville, Louisville, etc.

    Now I work 8pm to 4am and I love it even more. I have all day to do whatever I want and traffic is minimal on the drive in.

    Gekko~
    If you don't mind me asking, what do you do? You do something at the airport, right?

    Nashville is cool!

    Nashville was alright, very random - a city without a real plan. The Opry Mills mall was awesome!!

    I am a Wildlife Inspector, we are like Customs, except where they look for drugs, etc., we are looking for wildlife. It is alot of fun, satisfies the nosy rosy in me when I get to go through people's stuff and see what they are doing. Too fun!
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I love my job. I work for a large company, and no one ever told me the benefits to working in large corporate America.

    Tucson has low salaries. Because my company's worldwide, the salaries have to line up with the rest of their employees somewhat, which essentially means we're overpaid for this city.

    Our benefits are about the best you can get because of the huge corporation.

    I get to hop around within the company without being a job shopper or anything. I've only had one position with which I've been unhappy, and I got out of their quickly due to connections I'd made while in other positions. I've done multiple types of engineering work, and it looks good-I'm "flexible"-whereas if I'd had to leave the company for those opportunities it would look like I was a flake. (Each assignment I've had has been for a limited time ahead of time, then lasted about a year longer than planned, except for one program in which funding was cut.)

    It's really easy to avoid the people I don't like since there are so many employees/programs/etc.

    Growth potential is huge because there are so many levels.

    Layoffs/economic downturns don't affect us *as* much (knock on wood) because of our diverse work/contracts.

    Negatives:

    Corporate culture is really hard to change. Almost impossible hard.

    It's really easy to get lost in the workings of the machine. I recently had a coworker sit next to me at my desk, look at an award I had, and ask me how the heck I hadn't been promoted since receiving it, as no one else in my salary grade had earned that award-and very few people overall had.

    If you don't start off on the right foot, it's often hard to find somewhere else to go-where I lucked out with a great first boss, some people have bad first bosses, don't get help learning their jobs, and get stuck in a rut from the get-go.
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  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    I like my job. I work as a Document Control Specialist for a company that fabricates oil drilling equipment. It is interesting to see these parts being built from the paper drawings to the actual finished peice of equipment.[Plus I get to come on here during the day to see whats happening :) ]
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  • hestercurlshestercurls Posts: 31Registered Users
    I absolutely hate my job! I'm a nursing student by day (which I love) but 3-11 I sit behind the front desk of an econolodge. I'm so sick of people being rude for no reason and being cheap about an already reasonably-priced hotel room. If you don't want to spend 30 bucks go to some dump on the other end of town for cripe's sake! Argh. I feel like I waste 8 hours of every day there and always leave in a worse mood than when I arrive there. Oh well, just have to keep it until May 12 when I can move down to Phoenix and work in the operating room as a nurse extern. Never to look back at stupid "econocrap" again! Plus my boss is blatantly racist and sexist and I hate being around him.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I love my job. I close caption live news broadcasts.

    I've been there for 10 years.
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  • Confused CurlyConfused Curly Posts: 229Registered Users
    After my day off today it has made me realize even more how much I don't like my job and how much I hope I can get a t.a. position for the fall as I complete my master's in school counseling. I really don't like working in the corporate world. Do you like your job? Why or why not? If not, why are you keeping it?

    Edited to add: Adding further to my frustration is the fact that out of my seven person team (not including my supervisor) I am the only one with a college degree and I am the administrative assistant. :evil: I busted my arse to get my degree and now I am making copies.

    Do we work for the same company??? I have a job whose sole purpose is getting me through my Master's. It fits into my schedule and (barely) pays me enough to live on. I am one of the few people there with a degree. I am not fond of my coworkers and vice-versa. I have been forced to become friends with "the enemy" = management. At least they know I do a good job.

    I'm keeping it only as long as I have to. I live in LA and living on a TAship is not an option, or else I would. With my schoolwork I've not had time to job-hunt/interview.

    It's not the corporate world perse. It is this place. I have had other jobs before this where the job may or may not have sucked but at least the people worked hard and we got along.
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  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
    i love my job. the pay sucks but i love my work and my fellow employees are the greatest.
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  • BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Posts: 1,078Registered Users
    Thanks for all the great responses. Hopefully in a couple years with a M.A. under my belt, I will be able to say " I LOVE my job! "
    Trying to find some sanity as I work on my master's in nursing...
  • beshanbeshan Posts: 12Registered Users
    I liked the job that I just quit at first. Then, as many people do in counseling, I got burned out. Fast. I was working at a community agency as a therapist with the sickest of the sick and it was just depressing. I decided that I like working with people, just not doing therapy. Sadly, it took me getting my Master's in this field to decide it 's just not what I want to do. So, I am starting a new job tomorrow doing intakes and assessments on women starting treatment. This is a lot less stressful, which is good because I've decided to go back to nursing school and I need less stress. So, hopefully I like this job more than my old one.
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  • natalienicolenatalienicole Posts: 20Registered Users
    I'm a nurse and we are not really allowed to say anything wrong about our profession. I wouldn't even post my opinion here! So instead, read this: www.aboutmytalk.com and look under "job story forum". You will be in for a surprise! This is something shared among most nurses but the general public has no idea about this! :wink:
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I'm a nurse and we are not really allowed to say anything wrong about our profession. I wouldn't even post my opinion here! So instead, read this: www.aboutmytalk.com and look under "job story forum". You will be in for a surprise! This is something shared among most nurses but the general public has no idea about this! :wink:

    I don't think it's any huge secret that nursing salaries aren't great, nor is it any secret that nurses get treated like poo a good bit of the time. It's a shame...but it isn't a secret.
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  • natalienicolenatalienicole Posts: 20Registered Users
    [quote="PartyHair
    I don't think it's any huge secret that nursing salaries aren't great, nor is it any secret that nurses get treated like poo a good bit of the time. It's a shame...but it isn't a secret.[/quote]

    You would be aware of how the public might treat nurses but are you aware of how nurses treat each other? Have you heard the term "nurses eat their young"? or even the backstabbing? There is a lot of politics in this.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users

    You would be aware of how the public might treat nurses but are you aware of how nurses treat each other? Have you heard the term "nurses eat their young"? or even the backstabbing? There is a lot of politics in this.

    I have heard those stories. I think it's terrible. But you are right in that there are some people who see nursing as this wonderful sisterhood and from what I understand, that isn't the reality at all.
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  • amerasiancurlsamerasiancurls Posts: 168Registered Users
    i don't really like my job, and i definitely don't see myself being here until i retire or anything like that. unfortunately, i have to keep it to pay the bills, but it also works out very well since i am going to be attending school part time. they are very flexible with me here, and right now that's a plus.
  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I like my job for what it is: a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I enjoy some of what I do, but some of it is tedious like tracking things and making forms, and even a little photocopying. In less than 2 years I'll have a master's degree and 2 years experience in my field, however, and be able to get a job that I'll (hopefully) really like.


    RANT: I have a friend who HATES her job, and refused to believe that anyone our age (23) actually likes their job. I swear she just doesn't hear me when I say I like my job and I know what I want to do with my life. It is SO irritating!
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