Thursday, September 8, 2011

Change and Blah. Read me.

Raise your hand if you like change.....Obviously, I can't see shit for who's raising their hands, but I'm raising mine, and I always thought of myself as one who despises when things change...but I think that only pertains to when things are awesome.

I need some change in my life because I can feel myself becoming complacent and pissed off. I'm 27 years old and already want a job change. DISCLAIMER: I try not to talk about my professional work/life on my blog because it just causes issues where there doesn't need to be issues, but this is really bothering me people.

First of all, I haven't blogged in awhile- I've been living real life and enjoying it! WOO HAW for that!

But, I've also been thinking long and hard about my career and what I'm doing and where I'm going. It's OK to do that, right? I almost feel guilty because my job is pretty secure and I make decent cash, but I'm a true example that this does NOT equate to happiness....Although I'm not sure I could take a pay cut, I'd consider it if it were at least CLOSE to my annual salary now....

My dream job? Don't laugh. I'd work at Anthropologie. Shallow, perhaps, but I enjoy being around pretty things. I like having organizational tasks to do. I also want to have time to spend with friends and family while I can. haha....I'm not dying, and although I'm being dramatic right now, it's just something I feel strongly about.

I GET we all have to work. I do. I just need to find that place for myself where I'm happy and right now I'm not.

I'm craving a trip somewhere. And not just by car. By plane. I want to fly and visit a city on my own accord and not worry about anything...just enjoy the sites and people.

I'm craving change and doing all I can to find that change....

Without getting too into specifics, have you ever been unhappy in your career or place of business? 

I'm sure the answer is yes. More importantly, what'd you do about it...anything?

Maybe it's just the location I'm in at the moment, as the cause of my unhappiness....because frankly, I love WHAT I do. Or maybe it's just as simple as doing WHAT I do for somewhere else....


Oh, life. You are a bitch. 


Angie said...

Oh girl, I can definitely relate! I just went through this after ending things with a guy a month and a half ago. I was itchng for a, moving, dong new things...I just wanted to get out of the rut I was in. I ended up getting a "fun" job as a server at one of the hottest bars in town, started going out with more people and joined a kickball league. I was just thinking yesterday how the changes in my life have been good and I'm happier than I've been in a while. Maybe get a part-time job at Anthro and see how you like it?

Jennifer B said...

I completely get where you are coming from, except I'm not even in a career! I'll be 27 in November, got my BA in Psych in 2007, couldn't find any jobs in Psych, worked random jobs, and then decided to go back to school and take pre-reqs for Nursing. Then, I finished with a 4.0 in pre-reqs, applied for Nursing school, and then just decided that it's not what I want to do. Sigh.

So now I'm contemplating a Masters in Public Administration to work in government and non-profit organizations. It's like an MBA, but for the public sector. I'm not even 100% sold on this. Can't I just not have to pay bills? That'd be nice.

Oh man, have I been there. Anytime I really hated my job, I was really lucky in being able to find a new one. Any options for floating your resume around and seeing what is out there? Good luck!!

I unfortunately am in the don't hate-but don't love my job boat - plus it pays the bills so I don't want to change that anytime soon! HOWEVER, I have a gal pal who has a pretty decent if not boring job in her hometown where her fam and all here friends were, and then decided to give it all up and move across the country to work or a non-profit. She's been there two years now and is thrilled with a job she cares about and a new life!

Ariana said...

Story of my life girl, story of my effing life. I'm applying to go back to school for another degree, and job hunting in the meantime. BLAH.

D'Rae said...

So glad to know that I'm not the only one..... as they say, misery does love company...

I have been at my job for 5.5 years and never thought I would be here this long. My coworkers are good people and my boss is awesome, but the company...not so much.

My husband and I are going back to school in January for our MBA but I have no idea what I'm going to do with it once I get it. I just want a job where I won't get bored

Jax said...

Definitely understand. I'm one of those people that says "Dont complain about things unless you're ready to change your situation." Then I have to practice walking the walk.. haha... Change is scary, but yeah, I totally think you should go for it, whatever "it" happens to be! I like to feel passionate and challenged. If I don't.. or dont have a way to find that in whatever I'm doing, I know it's time for a change....

Pretty much in the same boat as you. I have a degree in political science, my MBA, and my company pays me less than someone who works at Costco makes after a year. I'm not sure if that's entirely true, but I make very little, much less than I should. I want a new job, but companies is using the economy as an excuse for crappy pay. If I could have whatever I wanted, it'd be to be a housewife :)

Lil' Woman said...

I made a couple big changes in the past couple years and suprisingly they all worked out pretty well. Sometimes you just have to take the leap and see where it leads you.

Robin said...

Come visit DC and we can Anthro shop together!

Just Jinny said...

I hate my job...but I've been there for 13 years. I get paid very well, considering this town, and the bennies are great. So I can't walk away from it.

I'm really good at my job, really good..but there is no room for advancement..and very little room for any recognition. Because I am so good things are expected of me that are not expected of my peers..some who get paid more than I do. You can see where my irritation might come from.

I just wish I could find a job to pay the same but fully utilizes my talent for multi-tasking, learning very quickly, and thinking on my toes.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, I think about this kind of stuff ALL of the time! I actually like my job a lot, but A) I'm waaay underpaid and B) I'm not at the level in my career where I think I should be given my age, education, and experience. I keep thinking I should look for a different job but I'm reluctant because I know it will be hard to find another job that I actually enjoy like the one have now.

It's so frustrating, but I feel a little better after reading your post and everyone else's comments. At least none of us are alone in our frustrations!!!

So refreshing to know that I'm not alone, that WE are not alone. But I guess simply knowing there are others like us doesn't make it any better or any easier huh? That's the worst part for me. I work at a non profit and I truly don't think I can do it for much longer. I graduated last year with a BA in human development and now I'm actually taking a college course in fashion 100! I just want to be happy in my job. But I'm still trying to figure out what that would be. It's so stressful! I feel ya girl. Hang in there!

Blossom said...

Oh, yes. I'm on my third career. I started off in marketing, went to being an esthetician and am now a court reporter. Ten years after being in marketing, however, and I'm currently making less than I did then. Haven't quite worked out the financial kinks with this job. But satisfaction-wise, I'm definitely happier. I went back to school twice as well....hopefully this is the one that will stick!

Life IS a bitch. I saw on FB you were having some job/career woes - BOO. I've been working at the same company for over 5 years. Love what I do, but I definitely have to keep pushing it, changing things up, taking on new tasks, etc. I hope you can make a change quickly that you're happy with, and there is NOTHING silly about working at Anthro - you'd fit right in with all of the beautiful things as you're beautiful too! (sounds more cheesy in print but it's true!)

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