SO…Hi. Long time no blog. I’ve been composing blog posts in my head but they haven’t made it to the computer yet due to me having like no personal time.
Quick updates: I found my structure – I got a job! I sell cars. Seriously, I’ve been on the job for a month and I’ve sold 10 cars. It’s a little bit of a rush every time I get a car deal. Read the rest of this entry »
SO… I turned down my first official job offer and I’m having a hard time getting over the guilt. In the last few weeks, I’ve been interviewing with a small, young upbeat company with a young staff and I didn’t know if I would like the job until the 2nd interview. I approached the opportunity with an open mind because the 1st interview wasn’t bad but it didn’t totally thrill me. But in my mind I said who cares about being thrilled? In this economy be happy Read the rest of this entry »
SO… On Saturday I attended a cool “unconference” called Product Camp RTP.
It was an unstructured free conference where attendees got to vote on what panels they wanted to see from the open call for submissions. Some of the topics that were submitted for discussion included how to work with your sales team, public resources that are available to businesses, how to stay motivated, why most marketing sucks, and a career transition panel.
The event was full of a wide range of people including the unemployed (me), IT professionals, business owners and homemakers. Each person had something to bring to the group; be it connecting with a blogger, getting new business or just meeting someone you followed on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »
According to The Conference Board, U.S. Job Satisfaction is at its LOWEST LEVEL in two decades. See the press release Here
For those under 25, satisfaction dropped 20% from 1987. I’m pretty sure I’ve been dissatisfied with my job since my honeymoon period wore off about a year ago. Why have a stuck around? Money and I can honestly say I’m scared to move on. Today I realized I’m really sick of my damn job.
I work in customer service. People call in to place classified ads with me and my job is to upsell them items that make their ads look better.
I have a freaking Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. What am I doing adding bolds and color backgrounds to ads? I’m not saying that I should be running a marketing department but I am saying I could be doing much better. I’ve asked for more responsibility and was turned down.
I’m pretty much sick & tired of busting my ass and not being happy. This job was not the right one for me but my “panties were in a bunch
” about actually getting a full time job right after moving to a new area.
It does teach me a lesson in job satisfaction. What does job satisfaction mean for me?
• Job isn’t monotonous – Doing the same thing day in & out and not learning anything is boring.
• Having authority over how my work should be done – I should be able to be online as long as I can get my work done.
• Obtainable job growth. – I should be able to picture myself in my boss’s position one day.
What does that mean for me? I’m hunting for a job with a company that WANTS me to be satisfied.
My next steps:
• Company Research
• More networking with people who are happy with their jobs
• Reading more blogs about job satisfaction
What does job satisfaction mean to you? And am I crazy for wanting these things?