Employment burnout

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by voodoocat, Dec 30, 2003.

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Are you burnt out at your job?

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    I'm so damn sick of tech support. Obviously the economy sucks and I should be happy to have a secure job... but I don't think I can handle walking another person through copying and pasting... or how to attach a document to an email.

    So who else hates their job?
     
  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

    And my job has been uncertain for almost a year now...and it is STILL just as up in the air as always. Tomorrow could always be the end... :roll:
     
  3. carlita

    carlita TPF Noob!

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    i've only ever had two jobs and i loved them both. which is strange since they were both in retail.

    i've been lucky for the past 5 years. i haven't had to work. not that i had to before either, but... you know. my parents rule. :) so, i'm gonna keep ridin this gravy train till they finally kick me off.
     
  4. Branna

    Branna TPF Noob!

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    I despise my job. I'm in the process of looking for another one, but it's so hard to schedule interviews and talk to people when you're at work - without making coworkers suspicious. Bleh.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I think you need another slot for "it's just a paycheck"
    I don't really hate the job but it'll do until something better comes along.
     
  6. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    I used to think this job was just a paycheck. I become more restless with each call it seems. It's like my first job, which was working on an assembly line crossed with the wonders of my call center days as a bill collector. At least with that job when someone was a beotch i could put the verbal smack down on.
     
  7. Tyjax

    Tyjax TPF Noob!

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    My days of tech suppourt are limited. In a month I am out of here. No more. No more stupid end users. No more freaking vendors. I am going to get a nice job as a ditch digger.
     
  8. 5th

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    Two jobs that stand out the most:

    First, my current job in which I am a network firefighter. I help fix major network issues that affect broadband customers. I work for the telco, which I call my Evil Empire. When I have a bad day it affects tens of thousands of customers. I think the record in the past three years was about 140,000 ADSL customers. ADSL customers are not fun, and neither are their ISP's that like to call me up and *****--this ain't good considering I am not suppose to have direct contact with those morons.

    Second, a job I had in college was working at a professional photo-finishing lab. I asked & begged for the opportunity to perform custom color printmaking. I offered to work for free. I wasn't looking for a job and that's what got me a job (although they had to keep it legal and they hired me). I learned a lot from working in a totally-dark darkroom and so did my shins. That 'job' went from 10-hours/week to 45-hours/week during a semester I also happen to be taking 22-semester hours of classes. Talk about a walking, grunting zombie.

    So, while I currently spend most of my time at my current job doing nothing until the next major disaster strikes, I also in a way miss that color photo-finishing job. Nothing like having access to strobe enlargers that sat on the floor and reached to the ceiling with roll paper and 60"-wide paper processors.
     
  9. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    The trick is to find a way out, if only in your mind. If you go into work every day with the thought that: "If anyone crosses me I'm walking!" then you'll find that life will run smoother and chances are you'll never walk because things won't bug you as much.
    I used to operate that way until I had a family to support, at that point it all changed because it wasn't just me (about who I didn't and still don't care) but people who I did care about and I ate a lot of sh*t because of that.
    Since the divorce I eventually got back into the original frame of mind and now "it's just a paycheck".
    There's 40+ years in the workforce behind that piece of philosophy so think about it.
     
  10. cowbert098

    cowbert098 TPF Noob!

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    hehe I can't even get a job! (only 14)
     
  11. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Sounds identical to the job I used to work. That has been my favorite job to date. I didn't mind coming in early or staying through lunch or late at that job. I did work in DSL but not for an evil empire. We had RADSL, SDSL and IDSL (I hated IDSL). Sometimes I worked troubleshooting the core network with outages affecting several hundred users... other times it single user connection.

    Ahhh.. the days of using my brain.
     
  12. Darfion

    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    I'll find out whether or not i still have a job, when i return to work on the 5th of Jan. I havent let it spoil my xmas though, been to p****d to worry about it :D
     

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