Are you tailored to suit your job?

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
September 5, 2008 2:11pm CST
One wonders whether there is such thing as job satisfaction. Very few seem to have found the job they want or like. People are dissatisfied, they have very little choice, usually taking what is available as a matter expedience. Putting everybody in jobs they like is not possible. Quite a few people hate the jobs they hold,but hold on because "I have to live". How often we hear "I wanted to to be a secretary, but I've ended as a salesgirl" "Law was what I wanted to read but my parents decided it was to be medicine...." and these people do not find satisfaction in their jobs. Many people grumble about how unsatisfied their work is. Let us remember there is no such thing as the ideal job, for every job has shortcomings, defects, and, of course, frustrations but we make the most of them and try to convert them into less frustrating experiences. I have been in the job market for several years as an Executive Secretary and have only moved twice before I decided enough is enough and ended up running my own business. It is a lot of hard work but there is satisfaction in what I am doing which I did not find while still under employment. I may never make a great deal of money and be considered rich but I have found the secret of living and is better of to be my own employer and employee bundled in one. Are you presently being employed in a position you are fully satisfied?
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
8 Feb 09
I'm so sorry for coming in so late. I think very few people are fully satisfied with their jobs. Most always have a feeling of lacking or bitter un-satisfaction with their jobs. I also find unsatisfied from my job and want to change.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
It is better late then never. I believe all discussions remain as good as the new ones as we are always interacting on different time zone or maybe not having seen the discussion when it first appeared. It is quite true that many people are unsatisfied with what they are currently doing for some unknown reasons. But the choice is yours to seek for greener pastures elsewhere if your present job is not up to your expectation. If you meet the job that you so wish then by all means get out of the rut you are in and embark on something more promising and probably would reduce the work stress in a more conducive environment.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
8 Feb 09
Yes thanks. I'm in search of some better opportunity and shall join it as soon as I find it.
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@jassybok (21)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
I am not satisfied with my current job. But what should I do?? Quit??? I got no choice. Life have to go on.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
With so many unemployment around I think you should stay put.
• India
6 Sep 08
The matter pertains to job satisfaction. I think for trained professionals like doctors,advocates,IT professionals and Engineers we can not put an illiterate person to discharge the functions of a doctor or an advocate. I think in the today's competitive market world over the expert professionals have no dearth of jobs suited to their qualification and taste and they get handsome salary also. But for the say skilled and unskilled jobs of unclassified works like corporate offices, sundry jobs some people get jobs suited to them and otherwise people have to take up what ever job is available to run the life.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
These professional careers are established careers but I know of a friend who is a qualified accountant chose to change her career to be a reflexiologist. It is not necessary be that once you are in a professional line you will be happy. Some don't
@leeesa (885)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I feel that I was born to do my job. I love what I do. I've worked at several companies over the years, but always in the same field. 26 years to be exact. I haven't always liked the companies I've worked for either, so there has to be some balance between doing what you love and loving the company you work for. I think you need both to be truly satisfied.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
Employee should possess the right attitude to suit every condition in the company. You seems to be dedicated to your job as the years you are there should qualify you for long service award!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Congratulations on finding your niche. I am currently looking for employment, I was laid off form my job almost three months ago. I was in finance and hated every minute of it. What type of business did you decide on? I really would like to start my own as well. I am tired of corporate america, with all of the backstabbing, office politics, deadlines and other demands. I have been looking for work, but it is difficult, the salaries are really not enough to live on. I know I will be taking a pay cut, but right now with unemployment I am experiencing a 40% reduction in pay. I can barely make it. Again, congratulations on doing something that you are satified with.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
There are moments in one's working life that you lost interest in the work, like I did. I used to work as a secretary with good salary and my boss was about to promote me to be his proxy in the company where I would be paid extra but decided to leave for something that frees me from having datelines. I embarked on food catering and opened up a restaurant and school canteens. I was in this line for 15 years and lately took over my father's keroke/pub and resthouse business till now. This is no easy business as I have to stay up late and meeting the wrong type of customers everyday - drunkard. Luckily my PR is good and could easily handle the most trying situation.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Nope as I have been retired for about 10 years! I would really have liked to be or been working but Ihad to retire to take care of hubby. and now that is done I am still retired would like to go back to work but ya dont know how much ya can make when on SS. Also if my daughter gets back to work after being off for over a year I will be babysitting. Not what I really like to do! but then I love her so will be easy I loved the job I had back when I worked on Conmputer towers a very satifing job to me. If I could keep busy and keep my people busy the thing was to hunt down the parts we needed and not having them set on the floor beside a machine waiting to be pressed into form lol. Now that Company has moved to Colorado so I cant go work there again!
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@jewl1126 (102)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I have to say that I am fully satisfied in my position as a Long Term Care Activity Leader at our local nursing home. I have a degree in Human Services and was completely aware that I wanted to make a difference/change in people's lives and that I surely wasn't going to get rich doing it. So I do not get paid enough, but the emotional rewards highly outrank the paycheck! As for the political bull that exists at my employment...I could live without, but I know I am making a difference in someone's life...I am not there to impress the other employees...I am there to impress my residents & their families. I also have my own candle business in which I sell candles I make. Again, I do not get rich, but enjoy my time with this as well.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Sep 08
[i]HI zandi, When I was working, I really enjoy and very happy with what I am doing...But, not with the second company...It was very stressful at first...I was very contented with the first and third company so, I would say, the relationship with the co-workers and administration has a great impact for job satisfaction! So, this time, I am a full time housewife so, I am planning to be working again within this year![/i]
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
6 Sep 08
I have never had a job I liked at all. I have made the most of the jobs I have done but I worked because I had to not because I wanted to. I am not sure if there is a job that suits me. My last job was perhaps the most interesting I have ever had and I shaped it to suit myself as much as possible but it also made me all. Stress levels were too high and working hours were too long. I am currently too ill to work but if I could my ideal job would be part time. Preferably about 3 days a week and no more than that. Jobs like this are very hard to come by. I wanted to job share my last job and had my boss had an open mind then it might have been possible but she didn't and I left because I simply could not take the stress any longer. I have since found out that the girl who took over after I left has managed to achieve what I could not. As for type of work well I have always been in admin. I am a qualified teacher but found it almost impossible to get a job in teaching as I had the wrong subject combination and the Government was not hiring. So I went into educational admin instead as I needed to work. I do not like administration but I have made the most of it. I may not like most of the jobs I have done over my life but I have always taken my work seriously and done the best I could.
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