After you finish school, you realize it is time to put your big boy or girl pants on and start a job. With not too much thought into it, you take a job that will pay you a 1/2 ass hourly or salary rate and think that will be good for you.
You begin this so called “career” and everything seems fine to start.
After a few months you begin to realize you can not stand this job you are at, and it starts to alter your personal life.
You get home from work, and are too exhausted to even do anything because you are mentally drained.
Unless you are a lucky one who has started in a career you love. Which is amazing and you keep doing you honey!
If you are like the rest of us, it is time to make a career switch and look for something you love!
I am one of those who have had a few jobs since I graduated college. Working these dead end customer service jobs to make a living. I had worked with micromanagers, sexual harassers, and just negative/ bitchy employees. It took such a toll on my personal life and relationships, and I was OVER IT.
When my husband got a promotion and we moved to the desert, there really were not any jobs for me. By luck, I was told about a temporary position at the company my husband works at.
Of course I took it. I really had no idea what to expect.
This job did not have the pay I want or really any benefits, so I went in a bit skeptical. Funny though, because this has turned out to be the best job I have ever had.
I am learning a multitude of different skills I never had a chance to learn in my dead end customer service jobs. Skills that will benefit me to move up in a career.
On top of that, the guys I work for are so supportive. They push me to be a better person and don’t make me feel unintelligent if I make a mistake. I have worked many jobs that will degrade you for a simple mistake, instead of showing you how to fix it.
Work culture should be very important to you when searching for your fit. If you don’t like the environment, you most likely wont enjoy your job. There is not a day that goes by where I am not dying laughing at someone’s joke where I am currently employed. Also, this work environment has a very family like feel. Everyone says hello, you know about their families, and you get to know each other. Working in a big part of our life, so you need to enjoy the people you are around.
The rewards I have gained from working a job I love are unmeasurable. I am happy. I do not stress out about making a mistake, because we are all human and that happens. I am not exhausted after work, so I live a healthier life style. I don’t drive past work and cringe at the though of going back in. Yes, I have made some sacrifices such as the pay I want and the location where I want to be, but I know in the long run this will pay off.
If you are not happy at your current job, you are not stuck. We all have skills that can help us obtain a good job. Know that your happiness and mental health is more than your paycheck. Find your passion, and when you do your job will fit like a puzzle piece.