Are you selling yourself short at work?

@maezee (29003)
United States
April 11, 2016 6:17am CST
Yet another work related discussion. Im rather preoccupied at work since I spend a minimum of 50 hours there per week. I love talking to my coworkers - who are great people - but many have become complacent after having worked in the same position for 10,15,20 or 25 years. The older employees seem to make a habit of reminding us younger employees that we should "make something of ourselves" so we dont end up like them. It makes me question whether or not I am selling myself short at my job. I certainly dont want to work here for 20 years but I think it is a decent and at times challenging job. And it pays very well compared to what Ive gotten paid before. Are you selling yourself short at your job?
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@cherriefic (4304)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Apr 16
That's what the tenured people will always say to newbies. Maybe its better to also gauge yourself before doing anything.
@maezee (29003)
• United States
11 Apr 16
Haha its great to hear that. I found it surprosing and somewhat upsetting that all this "career advice" is coming from people who have - lkke you said -tenure. Maybe they are just trying to prevent you from staying in the same position for 20 years. I dont think I would want to do that.
@Juliaacv (24685)
• Canada
11 Apr 16
I like what I do, but I tell younger co-workers the very same thing that you hear. I have a job, I am content with that because I am too close to retirement to want anything else, and I have climbed the corporate ladder and had the dream career. I think that everyone should reach for the stars and have that so that they can be content when its time to retire. Its a very personal choice, and something each person has to make on their own.
@maezee (29003)
• United States
11 Apr 16
That is great. I do tend to agree. But in a way, getting a new job is kind of like climbing the ladder in my world. Getting more experience, building the resume up... As long as I dont get stuck on this rung forever. Thanks for your input.
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@Blondie2222 (19119)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I like what i do now and i only work 40 hours a week we can't get any overtime. I don't see myself there for 20 years though hoping to do something else by then but only time will tell. The pay is good and you get good benefits that you can't get anywhere else.