Poll: Are you happy at your current job?

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 9:00 PM

Bump. Anyone sour on their gig?

I've been in my current role about a year now and it's starting to look like I was sold a false bill of goods. Travel requirements were misrepresented.


I hate to start looking again so soon but it isn't what I signed up for.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 6:22 AM

yes

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 9:56 AM

I just signed an offer 2 weeks ago after searching relentlessly since mid-September. 

I'm excited and slightly nervous. I haven't done "meaningful" work since last June. First day is Monday. I'm ready to get after it!

It's remote, but I need to be in a territory, so moving back to Denver. Bittersweet...Mexico fun is over. :/

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 10:24 AM

I'm still pretty happy.

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 51 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 4:36 PM

Well. I work at a hospital, so it has its own category of unique ups and downs. 

I guess mostly yes but sometimes no.

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 4:49 PM

Love my job and company. Fanatics, Owens Corning, and Lockheed Martin have all tried to poach me, but I have way too much freedom here to ever leave. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 5:32 PM

Good enough

Love the good kids and the kids that have good reason to be bad but choose otherwise.

Kids are definitely getting worse though.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 86 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 5:42 PM
posted by CenterBHSFan

Well. I work at a hospital, so it has its own category of unique ups and downs. 

I guess mostly yes but sometimes no.

I forget but I think you said night shift ER RN? 

RT here, also night shift, sometimes ER. Game recognize game. 


MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 6:51 PM
posted by Automatik


It's remote, but I need to be in a territory, so moving back to Denver. Bittersweet...Mexico fun is over. :/

this is my life right now. I was told my territory would largely be two states but I am regularly everywhere *except* those two states.


hopefully you don't get screwed like I did

ts1227 Senior Member
12,351 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 7:45 PM

I took a new Job last June and am very happy with it so far. 

Half of the management quit at the old place the end half of last year after I left as well, so I think that says a lot for the decision to go.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 30, 2024 8:51 PM

Started at current company just over 5 years ago (was 5 in December). 


I am currently making twice as much as I did at my previous company just 5 years and 2 months ago. 


3 “promotions”/raises along with regular ones along with the 20% I took to move.


Doing the same job but moved from basically engineer “2” to engineer “3” and another “technical” career promotions (company has a technical promotion ladder for those that like engineering but don’t care about being managers).  


Never seen a company do such a thing, so it has been good. 


So yeah, stressful at times but like it 5 years in.  

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 10:02 AM
posted by MontyBrunswick

this is my life right now. I was told my territory would largely be two states but I am regularly everywhere *except* those two states.


hopefully you don't get screwed like I did

I'm not in sales...marketing, but under the sales umbrella. Most travel will just be local, aside from a few times a year. I'm aiming to install some systems and hopefully keep the travel to a minimum after 6-8 months. Currently only 15 employee startup, so the beginning will be a grind. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 11:41 AM
posted by Ironman92

Kids are definitely getting worse though.

100% this, 100x over.

Toughness is not longer a pillar of our culture.  Mental, emotional, physical.  You name it.  
SnotBubbles Master of teh QQ
4,533 posts 49 reps Joined Apr 2011
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 1:37 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I like what I do, and for the most part, like the people I work with.  But "happy" is such a relative term.  My kids are about the only thing that truly make me happy.

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 51 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 6:41 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I forget but I think you said night shift ER RN? 

RT here, also night shift, sometimes ER. Game recognize game. 


Oh, no, I could never be a nurse. Too much gross stuff for somebody like me with a weak stomach. I'm on the social services/family relations side of things. On my slow nights I will do some tech things, just so the night isn't so long - transport, distributing warm blankets and such. 

I have cousins who work here, too. One is an RT like you, one in dietary and one in housekeeping. My dude is an engineer here also lol

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 9:15 PM
posted by Automatik

I'm not in sales...marketing, but under the sales umbrella. Most travel will just be local, aside from a few times a year. I'm aiming to install some systems and hopefully keep the travel to a minimum after 6-8 months. Currently only 15 employee startup, so the beginning will be a grind. 

i travel and implement a product at wherever i'm needed. i was told my local area had a backlog of work so that'd be my focus. NOPE.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 16 reps Joined Jul 2017
Mon, Feb 5, 2024 5:04 PM

Currently a 8.2/10, would recomend 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 10, 2024 7:47 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm still pretty happy.

Less happy these days, by quite a bit. The last few months have been brutal.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 11, 2024 8:35 AM

Only 2 months in, but it’s been going well.

I make my own hours with minimal oversight. It’s been an adjustment but I’m enjoying it.

Some travel coming up but not terrible. Going to Dallas next week for the first time. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 22, 2024 1:26 PM

Just put in my notice and accepted a new job. Big life change after 8 years. My nerves have been a wreck but I'm starting to feel the relief kick in.

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