Poll: Are you happy at your current job?

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 9:11 PM
posted by GoChiefs

My job sucks.  Management is absolutely horrible, but the money keeps me there. 

Hey, welcome back.  Where've you been?

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 18 reps Joined Aug 2017
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 9:30 PM

I like my job/work. I know I’m underpaid which makes me always want to look, but I always fear sacrificing the flexibility I have in my job for more pay wouldn’t be worth it. I’ll probably half ass look til I find something I know would be worth it. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 123 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:00 PM

Love my career. Unlimited income potential, part owner of the company, can work from home when I need to, etc. When I first came into my industry in 1993, I was looking for a career when I could make the "most money possible" and I actually went to a career services type individual for guidance. At the time, he told me "stock broker" or "executive recruiter" so I looked into recruiting. Funny part is that they made me take a career assessment profile to see what career would be best and I was told the last thing I should do is sales. They recommended "Army drill sergeant." Guess I overcame that. lol

GoChiefs Resident Maniac
16,779 posts 66 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 1:38 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Hey, welcome back.  Where've you been?

Thank ya.  Life happened.  Lol.  Work, family, sick mother, etc.

16 posts 0 reps Joined Dec 2017
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 2:04 AM

I definitely am. Being a photographer has its perks. You can go places (literally), see fantastic views that you were not able to see before.

 

 

 

Lone Traveller and Photographer at Petstreetmall, we're your pet supplies experts.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 9:44 AM

Not really, but it's tolerable.

It significantly better than my last position, but the location and people just aren't for me. I'm also having a hard time really getting behind the products we're producing/selling.

It's great experience though and I can use it as a stepping stone to something much better, so that's keeping me motivated. I'll start exploring my options when I get closer to the 1 year mark.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 4:44 PM

/Monty’d

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 4:49 PM

Oh the names in this thread! Lol


Starting year 26, 20th coaching XC….I like the school and the kids but I liked it more when this thread was started. I’m not going anywhere though.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 4:59 PM

Didn't post here before. Not sure I would've been happy in 2017, since it was pretty stressful and I was nearing the end of the honeymoon period of constant travel. I have moved on to a Client Service role. No travel, better pay, WFH (pre covid and still). I can do a ton of stuff from my phone, but the hours can be brutal (24/7 and ALWAYS holidays). But I am generally happy 80% of the time. Really depends on the time of year. Right now, work fucking blows. Every football client is sending in their requests for the 2023 season and wants their shit done and samples sent back tomorrow. 

...then you watch a game, and see shit youve been working on for months, if not years, make its way to the eyeballs of millions and its fun to kick back and smoke a cigar lol.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 5:03 PM
posted by justincredible

My job can be frustrating at times, but overall I'm very happy where I work. 

Same.

Fletch Member
0 posts 3 reps Joined Nov 2020
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 6:18 PM

my job sucks


jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 8:08 PM

Love my job.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 8:26 PM

Retired a year ago tomorrow. Never been busier.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 9:02 PM
posted by Fletch

my job sucks


Shocking


MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 16 reps Joined Mar 2015
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 9:55 PM

i've changed jobs 4 times since this thread was created

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 9:57 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

i've changed jobs 4 times since this thread was created

Dang.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 16 reps Joined Mar 2015
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 10:43 PM
posted by justincredible

Dang.


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 11:05 PM

Ask me in about a year.  Unemployment or changing jobs as you approach 50 comes with a ton of anxiety.

Things could get really good in a year or two, but worst case it's the latter of "up or out".  I probably could find a little contract work, but realistically have to make do with half the income.  Comfortable "mostly mostly retired" but not necessarily the standard or living I'd hoped for.

ts1227 Senior Member
12,351 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 14, 2023 10:50 AM

Started a new job a month ago, so now I’m happy.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 14, 2023 10:53 AM

I've moved on from the meh job I had when this thread was created.

I've been at my current position/company for almost 4 years, best job I've ever had. Truly awesome people to work with.

But we recently underwent and M&A and I could be shitcanned any day now.

I'm ok with it, severance + a new job will be great. I'm just getting annoyed with the limbo phase. I've basically done nothing the past 5 weeks. 

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