A few days ago I asked you What do you feel when you think about your job? and the responses were pretty interesting. Whilst some people love what they do, there are others that have mixed feelings or they even hate what they do.
A while back I made a post about why some people hate their jobs and yesterday I had an interesting conversation with my boss about this topic. We discussed the fact that some people hate their job because they don’t know what they want to do with their lives. They definitely know what they hate doing (their current job), but they don’t know what they want to do and this creates more frustration. Besides this not knowing, there is some fear involved (due to mortgages and bills and stuff) and they feel stuck in a crappy job. That’s one of the worst feelings.
“Why don’t they change their job?” you might ask. Well, that’s an interesting question. It might be because they cannot find another job. Maybe the field they’re prepared in is already full with working people. Or maybe the job they have is a transient one and they have to suck it up a few more months or years. But this would imply for them to know what they want to do with their lives. If it’s all about not-knowing and fear, it’s tough…
In my opinion, a job needs to be enjoyable or we’ll burn out. There is no doubt about it. Otherwise, all the joy we might get from other sources gets flushed away by the shitty job. This is no life.
I know for sure that every job has some good parts. It’s impossible for all to be bad because no one would go there. But is there a balance between what’s good and what’s bad? Is the company great and growing? Is the boss ok? There are many aspects that needs to be considered, but I think it is worth it. At least half of our awake time is spent at our job. If you hate it, you spend half of your life in hatred.
We and our jobs need to match like two pieces of the same puzzle. If this isn’t happening, we’re probably in the wrong puzzle. This being said, are you and your job being part of the same puzzle? If not, what plan do you have regarding this?