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Pain In The Butt….For Real

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I’ve been in bed since Wednesday. I’m sure at some point in my life, it will be great to spend almost 5 full days in bed…maybe with someone but this was not the case this week. This week, my fear for my job, hurt my health in a major way.

I haven’t been selling as many cars as I’ve wanted/needed to in the past few weeks. November was a hard month for the dealership and for me so I know I have to REALLY be on the top of my game in order to keep my job. I like getting paid and I work hard to try to make sure that I keep getting paid. Well I started feeling sick at the start of December but ignored it. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 12th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I’m having a quarterlife crisis… Part 1

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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?

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February 18th, 2010 at 9:46 pm