I keep on changing jobs

Malaysia
June 9, 2011 1:19pm CST
Will this ever end? Sometimes I wish I can be a bit patient in the work I do. I am 30 still have a long way to go. How can I stay focus in one job when there is so much nice offer outside other than this one? Am I too greedy or human can never be satisfied?
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Oct 11
Hi wongchoiyee :) It's normal for everyone to change their job if there are better offers from other companies. But after so many times of changing your jobs, you also have to think thoroughly about it. Is changing your job worth it? We all know that the higher the salary, the bigger the expenses. When you changed your job for higher salary, how was your savings? Did it increase or decrease? I also receive bigger offers than what I receive now at my work, but I learned to look at the long run. For big companies, they will trust you more if they you are stable working in a company. I was going to change my job before for a higher salary. Good thing I changed my mind. Because after a year, the company I was working for doubled my salary. And I realized that if you work for a company longer, they will give you bigger compensation and gratuity if you decided to leave the company (after 2 years or more). :)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 11
I think so if the employer look up on you. If not, how?
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Oct 11
You will receive a big gratuity and final settlement in every company if you stayed with them for a couple of years or more. It is in every company's guidelines and rules. And in the future, you will have a greater chance of having a good job in a good company if they see in your resume that you were stable in every company the you joined.
• Malaysia
16 Oct 11
thanks for the info mariahhh
@singlemommy (2953)
• United States
10 Jun 11
I think it is only natural to want something more out of life than you already have. I have been at my current job for 9 years and honestly, I've been burnt out on it for years.
• Malaysia
11 Jun 11
I see. Anyway, you did worked for 9 years. I am amazed.
• Indonesia
10 Jun 11
Try to set a standard for yourself, before doing some jobs. And please, don't set it too high, only if you don't wish to achieve it. Then, when you start your work, try for at least 3 months doing it. And after that, take a good review, whether you'll have achived your standard or not. If it can't be tolerated, then you can start to find another one. If it satisfy your standard, or maybe a little bit less, then try to keep on it, and forget to find and try another job.
• Malaysia
10 Jun 11
Ooh..thanks erricgunawan I have to try every method as much as possible.
@nunezme (43)
11 Jul 11
Try looking for a job you want to do best and that can support your needs. Once you identified one, try to love your job and be proud of your job. If this does not work for you then try to look for a good psychiatrist and have a total check up, there might be some hidden desire that you keep on wanting something you feel is good for you.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
22 Jun 11
In another discussion I read that you are not well since 1997 - u are employed -- because of your ailment you get anger over God, others and that makes you behave rashly towards mother, colleagues and others --that results in jumping from one job to another. My suggestion will be to accept the job u have and not shift unless u get another one definitely. I pray to God that he should give you the required mental strength to bear the difficulties to which you are put into for such a long time.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
20 Jun 11
I can agree on this. What I can recommend is look for the passion or interest deeply to attain contentment to one's vocation.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Jun 11
I don't think that you are too greedy nor do I think that a human being can never be satisfied. With that said, when I was younger I did go from job to job quite a bit until I found a job that I actually had passion for. I loved doing data entry and photo editing work for a local yearbook company and though I didn't get paid a lot to work for them, I would still be there today if I hadn't had my second child four and a half years ago.
• Philippines
10 Jun 11
Try to figure out first what you want to be and what you want to do in life. Fickle mindedness in jobs is often brought about by the lack of goal or focus on what you really want. If you finally figure out what you want to do, you'll be able to settle on that kind of job and be stable with it. Know yourself, know your goals and everything will follow up like a breeze. Good luck!
@chinamma (24)
• India
10 Jun 11
we have many jobs to do in our life.but what we want to do is never gonna happen.sometimes we have to compromise and sometimes it totally depends on us.but according to me we have to do our own thing and we have to look out for the job we like.we should not like the job we should love it.we should be passionate about our job.
• Portugal
10 Jun 11
i understand that you feel a bit divided in what job to choose. but if you are 30 already maybe you should decide in what area you would be happy to work in. and do a job in that area. sometimes receive a lot of money isnt that good. is better to receive a normal salary and work on something you like than to receive a lot and hate the job. maybe you should just think well about your future and see what job you would be happy doing.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 11
Firstly, you need to know what kind of job that interest and suit you. This is very important to determine that you have the interest and confidence to stay long in your job. I ever worked a few jobs before and some jobs i really likes them. But, there are some jobs which i am not interested to work because they are boring. Hope you can find a suitable job soon.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 11
Hi! Why do you need to keep changing your job? If I am your employee and when I look at your resume, I will probably think that you will not work long for me since you keep changing you job and I will not hire you. It is good to work in a company for at least one year or more to gain more experience rather than keep changing your job when there are better or may be nicer job for you. We all want a better job for us, so I don't think you are greedy but what you did will only tarnish your image and that will definitely affect your future when you looking for another job.
@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
9 Jun 11
I have also had many different jobs and I think that there are both good and bad things about that lifestyle. If we keep the same job for a long time we can get lots of experience and we might become really good at that job. Sometimes we also get a higher salary if we stay at the same job for a long time. On the other hand I also think that there are some advantages about having many different jobs. I think that I have learned something from every jobs that I have had and I have knowlegde and experience from many different fields. That has often been useful for me.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
9 Jun 11
I don't know how the job market is now, but when I was hiring I alwasy looked at a person's work record and would really not favor someone who changed jobs often. A lot of the expense of hiring a new person is training them so I wanted someone who would stick with the job. You might want to think about this?
• United States
9 Jun 11
No you are not greedy I am always looking for better jobs and I know there is something out there for me I just don't know when I will find the "one"? I have been off work for a little over a month and if I don't return soon I am going to loose my mind!!! And I will probaly end right back up at the crappy job I WAS AT UNTIL ANOTHER COMES ALONG.
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
9 Jun 11
I don't think it's fair to compare your behavior to human race itself. On top of my head it could be simple to say that you are either not stable, you get bored easily, in a way, with all due respect you sound a little irresponsible, can't make decisions, don't have a life plan, etc. again, with all due respect, I might be wrong. I agree, sometimes jobs can be boring or by nature we either look for something better or we just be comfortable with what we have even if we aren't comfortable. Think, meditate, have some commitment with yourself, not your employer, what is it exactly that you like to do? if you could choose your dream job, what would you like to do? You may not even be suitable to be an employee but an employer, thinking a little forward you might need to be your own boss, have a little business of your own, but that also requires a lot of dedication and responsibility. Good luck.