How did you feel starting a new job you knew wasn't for you?

@19Bey83 (194)
United States
November 3, 2010 12:25pm CST
I recently started a new job in retail sales for a mattress company. Selling and showing mattresses to customers looking to purchase a new bed set. Not something I ever thought I would be doing, but it is something that came along after a long time of looking in between jobs type issue. Its only been a week, so I do not want to judge right away. But just everything that we have been training isn't something I really see myself doing in the long run. I will continue to work through the training day, maybe it will get better, and see how I like it after training is done. Have you ever had a job you felt wasn't right for you? how did you go about quitting or searching for a new career in which suites you better?
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@sender621 (14894)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I was never happy with starting jobs that weren't for me. i would have to force myself to go to work. it would not be long before i was looking for new employment. I have to enjoy my job, Otherwise, i won;t be satisfied.
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
I was in a similar situation about three years ago. I never had any experience working in the marketing field. I was totally lost. I gave it a chance and it eventually grew on me. Before I knew it I became very effective in my new position --- almost as if I've been doing it for years. Recent changes to the structure of the office eventually led to my resignation though, but I did learn new stuff along the way that I know would help me in future endeavors. :) My advice is to try and go with it and give it a chance. It's a new venture, so I understand that you feel a little bit of hesitation and unease. But it will grow on you. :) But of course it is ultimately your decision. If you feel like you don't want to be doing what you're doing anymore, you can always look for a new job --- a new adventure. :) But yeah, you will definitely acquire new skill and competencies in your new job now. ...and that is always good. :)
• United States
3 Nov 10
Oh I understand as I have been in the medical field for a great part of my adult life and well I am this year unemployed for the first time in my life. So after having absolutely no income all year, I will have to do just what you did. After being told all year that I am simply over-qualified even for the menial jobs what else can I do. So give it a chance as it will be some form of income for a bit. You may find this to be your area, who knows. Good Luck though!
@puccagirl (7294)
• Israel
3 Nov 10
I have been lucky enough never to have done that. I mean, I have had jobs I did not like in the end, but when I started, I did think the jobs would be okay. I think you should plan your next move already, otherwise it will be very hard to motivate yourself to keep working. So even though you just started, maybe you should still look around a bit already for other jobs? Just a suggestion...