Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Going To Work

EDITED because writing blog posts on my new Samsung phone doesn’t always produce coherent English.

Today was one of the only times I can remember not being eager to go to work. I love my job, so even when I’m dead tired, I still drag my butt into the shower to get ready. But today was just not that kinda day. Once I was actually here, I felt much better.

I guess some days are like that. Recently, I’ve been doing tasks that aren’t in my now description, which causes additional stress. I like trying new things and learning as much about the different facets of my job as possible. It makes upward mobility that much easier. But that doesn’t make it any lures stressful.

I can’t wait to be back home. Some parts of a job are just harder than others, you know? And being at home let’s more recoup. And when I’m fully charged, I’m even better at my job.

I wonder if other people think about their career as much as I do. Right now, working in organ and those donation is something I could make a career out of. I’m good at it and I enjoy the work. Does that mean this should my career? I don’t know, I really don’t know.

I have to think about career path options. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. For now, all I know is, if I only want to avoid work one day out of every six months, that’s great.

How often do you think about your career path? Is your career going how you thought it would?

2 responses

  1. When I was really happy in the stock market, I lived, breathed and worked it 40 – 60 hours a week and it was my passion for years. The stress fueled me.

    When I was unhappy, I dreaded it. It wasn’t the way I envisioned it to be anymore, because I loathed marketing and the values of the CEO were predatory and deceptive. The stress drained me.

    I ended up leaving and being happier because of it, and only until I had 6 months of retirement behind me did I realize how tense I’d been all the time.

    Loving what you do and who you work for usually means it is right for you. A job is like any other relationship.

    If it’s healthy and mutually respectful and encouraging where you share the same values, goals and ethics, it’s a good thing and worth staying in/committing to.

    if you’re being treated poorly, disrespected, taken advantage of, lied to, seeing ethics or lack of them that baffle you, have promises made to you and then broken, having to work overtime without fair pay, or in poor conditions without the tools you need to do things right/safely/effectively, then it’s time to leave.

    A job is a relationship. Looked at that way, it’s easier to see if it’s a commitment you want to make, want to stay in – or should be leaving.

    October 14, 2012 at 08:40

    • So true. I hope I have the wisdom to keep focus on if my career fits me and the knowledge to form a plan to escape it it stops fitting.

      November 8, 2012 at 14:28