Monday, August 24, 2009

1 year, 1 raise, 1 unsatisfied worker

i have officially been working one year. AND I officially still don't love it. But I am still getting paid....just now a dollar more an hour.


I can't help but wonder how many millions of people in the world hate their job. At my "1 year review" I had to fill out a form on job satisfaction......you know.....things I would like to see changed......my future goals......yadda yadda. On this form, You are supposed to rank your job satisfaction on a scale of 1 -5, 5 being so satisfied that you would rather come to work than be on vacation, and 1 being you would rather get hit by a bus than come to work. (during college I would often think that.....I hope something tragic happens to me so I don't have to do this assignment....terrible huh). I am at a 3. I dont want to get hit by a bus - but I would rather spend the day cleaning my house than go to work.


During my internship I would envy those people sitting in their hospital beds, hanging out, eating jello and watching The Price is Right (gotta love those AARP commercials). I've definitely gotten past that. I would rather be working any job than paying 1000 bucks a day to wait for a doctor and watch TV.


But at any rate - is it destiny that work just sucks? I mean....how many people truly LOVE their jobs? Is it crazy to think that I am someday going to find a job that actually look forward to going to?? Well, im pretty darn sure Im going to love being a mom - well I hope so anyways cuz that job has ZERO vacation time.........

what do you think? love your job?? hate your job?? No that wasn't an announcement that we are pregnant if you were wondering.....

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are definately doing the wrong thing. I think lucky people are doing things that they love and alot of people do things that they tolerate to make money. I liked teaching but I LOVE being a mommy. I think you will love it too!!!!

sissy amy

Anonymous said...

seriously, hit by a bus???? Man, you REALLY hated school didn't you!

Kelby York said...

I'm glad the black cats didn't curse you. I need to see a better pic of the cut though. The one you posted doesn't really show what it looks like.

Richard- I'm glad that there wasn't a train when you crashed. That would have been lots worse. Amber Bamber would send you a kiss better but "she don't like kisses".

luvs
amy

Kelby York said...

oh, that last comment was for the next blog- sorry.

Isaac said...

That's quite a range of feelings that has to be fit between 1 and 5. I can't imagine ever wanting to be at work instead of on vacation...
While I haven't had a "career" yet, I have had jobs I like. I think all have tedious or monotonous elements, but I think for the most part you should be having fun and/or feeling like you are accomplishing something and/or feel like you are better because of what you do all day.
Just my two cents...

Anonymous said...

I love my job since I now work for myself. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world but rewarding. And it makes for some good stories to tell when the kids grow up. I think you have to feel like you make a difference in anything you do.

Chris and Joanna said...

Nicole your funny. You bring back so many random memories from school. I think I would rather be cleaning too.

Levi, Jamie, & Lucy said...

I think there are always days when work really does just suck! I can't say that I always LOVE my job but it does have its rewarding days. I think I am with you at a score of 3. I too would much rather be home cleaning my house than doing what I sometimes have to do as a nurse!

Richard and Nicole said...

yeah, i think i tolerate it for the money - good point sissy siss.

zic - i know, that's quiet a range of feelings. But my coworkers tell me that if you put a 2 or 1 they get really freaked out and send the CEO after you to find out why.....yikes.

I agree with you all.....that you have to feel like you are making a difference to feel satisfaction in your job. MAYBE someday I will feel that way after telling someone how to eat a diabetic diet or figuring their calorie needs so they don't lose 100 pounds while they are on life support....MAYBE.....for now....I'm still gett'n paid.

as for being a nurse jamie...Im not sure HOW you do it!

Dustin and Cassidy said...

Dustin really likes his job, sometimes I think too much. but i know he would rather stay home most days but not to clean :)
Reading your blog does bring back good memories from school!

Oblad girl said...

You already know my answer- I do not love my job. My thoughts at the moment- Steve loves the sciences in school and work and doing all of that science-y stuff- I sure hope someone would let him into dental school so he could continue that lovely I love science journey! Also- I have three sisters-in-law- one is pregnant and works from home in New York for this company in Seattle. She works hard. The other two are hard workers, have masters degrees, would love to work in their respective fields- but can't find jobs at the moment. I don't know what to conclude from these thoughts- maybe that I hope someday to find a job I look forward to going to in the morning, and that it doesn't matter what you do- there will always be hard things to deal with.

Jessica and Bronson said...

I'm still trying to decide how much I like my job. I like it most days, but know I won't forever. Bronson frequently has "sick of work days." Well, maybe not that often, but I know when he stays home "sick" it is just a sick of work day! I wish MY job was that flexible! HaHa!

Andrew said...

Every day i feel like a bus hit me after work. So I guess I have the worst of each world.