Re: ANON: job dissatisfaction

Subject: Re: ANON: job dissatisfaction
From: Ed Gregory <edgregory -at- HOME -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 07:43:37 -0600

You are in the wrong business, or are working for the wrong companies.

You need to find a job in the I'm in Charge of Everything business.

Your best bet: Go to a small company where you have lots of responsibility,
lots of control, lots of work, lots of risk, little benefits, less pay.

At 03:27 PM 12/1/98 -0700, Anonymous wrote:
>Message forwarded on request. Please
>reply on list.
>I've posted previously about job dissatisfaction in my current job and
>previous jobs. I'm getting really frustrated with myself and with the work
>world in general.
>After graduating from college I had one job for 4 months and left due to
>boredom. At that time I really didnt know what I wanted to do and just
>took a job to pay the bills. I took a temp job until I could find my ideal
>Six weeks later I had what I thought was my ideal job. I had discovered
>tech writing, entered a masters program and thought I had found a job that
>would give me experience. I did almost no technical writing there and left
>9 months later for what, again, I thought was my dream job.
> At the next job I got some TW experience and a $5000 raise from my
>previous job. I left that job after I'd had it for 8 months because they
>gave me a promotion with lots more responsibility and no raise. Also
>because I had no official job duites for 6 months and management wasnt all
>that excited about putting any down on paper. I also left because a
>fortune 500 company offered me a job and a $15000 raise.
>Now I'm at the fortune 500 company and I hate my job. I'm doing lots of
>Web work (which is partly what I want to do), but no technical writing.
>Also the web work I am doing is not exactly the kind of web work I want to
>be doing. Most of all I hate the organization around here. I never know
>what I'm going to be doing when I get to work because they give me bits and
>pieces of work on a daily basis and NEVER give me the big picture. Because
>they don't give me the big picture I often end up redoing things...
>I've only been here since August and think I should give this job and this
>organization and myself more time before I call it quits, but I get more
>and more frustrated every single day. When I first got here they werent
>giving me any work at all and I complained to my manager and now I'm at
>least getting work...
>I need to hear other people's points of view here. The people closest to
>me think I will never be happy or satisfied with any job, but I dont think
>thats true. I also dont think its true that I always just end up in bad
>companies or bad departments. In other words, I'm willing to accept some
>of the responsibility here. However, every time I've left a job its been
>for what I thought would be a better job and I've always received
>significant pay raises in the deal...
>From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==
Ed Gregory

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