Poll: Are you happy at your current job?

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 22, 2024 1:38 PM

Yes but worn out from track being added to my list

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 22, 2024 1:50 PM
posted by Automatik

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. 

Hard 8 and Pecan Lodge.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 22, 2024 2:59 PM

Stayed at the Statler. Great hotel and service.

Was there 90% of the time and went to the Truck Yard (awesome place). Overall meh AF city. Stupid humid and annoying bugs. Would not recommend. 


Went to Tulsa last week and Napa is next. I did not expect this much travel, but I'm cool with it....for now We are scaling at a crazy rate and I'm hyped. 


j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 30 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 22, 2024 5:42 PM
posted by Automatik

Stayed at the Statler. Great hotel and service.

Was there 90% of the time and went to the Truck Yard (awesome place). Overall meh AF city. Stupid humid and annoying bugs. Would not recommend. 


Went to Tulsa last week and Napa is next. I did not expect this much travel, but I'm cool with it....for now We are scaling at a crazy rate and I'm hyped. 


sounds crazy, but Tulsa is in my top 5 of best cities in the US. I really enjoy it every time I go there.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 23, 2024 7:55 AM
posted by justincredible

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.

Hopefully a big change in salary do go along with it?


CG


queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 23, 2024 10:17 AM
posted by justincredible

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.

Curious, did something change with the job/employer? or not change? or just time to move on? I seem to remember you being very happy there.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 23, 2024 10:20 AM
posted by jmog

Hopefully a big change in salary do go along with it?


CG


There was an increase in compensation.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 23, 2024 10:20 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

Curious, did something change with the job/employer? or not change? or just time to move on? I seem to remember you being very happy there.

The last 4-5 months have been miserable, I just needed to move on.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 23, 2024 9:08 PM

Getting all of the "congrats, I'm so happy for your move" messages have been tough. But it's nice to know you work with people that genuinely want what's best for you.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 24, 2024 7:49 AM
posted by justincredible

Getting all of the "congrats, I'm so happy for your move" messages have been tough. But it's nice to know you work with people that genuinely want what's best for you.

Except for the bosses?


MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 16 reps Joined Mar 2015
Fri, May 24, 2024 8:41 AM
posted by justincredible

Getting all of the "congrats, I'm so happy for your move" messages have been tough. But it's nice to know you work with people that genuinely want what's best for you.

I got a bunch of gifts/cards on the way out of my last gig. It was a very humbling experience.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 24, 2024 8:46 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Except for the bosses?


No, they've all been great. I golfed with one of them last night.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 24, 2024 12:20 PM

I still go back and forth almost daily about looking for something new.  It's gotten better, but the first few months of every new engagement are always miserable with the hours and stress.  And some engagements only last 6-8 weeks :(

When I crunch the numbers, every two years of this allows me to retire a year earlier.  6 years vs. 9 years in a more comfortable job really doesn't seem like a good trade-off.  The only real upside I see is if I can leverage my current gig into a semi-retired contract or Board position I could make that move in a few years.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 12:11 PM

Last three days at the current job. Very weird feeling.

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