The Job You Do Not Want

So I’ll jump right in. You get a degree. Smart people hire you. Smarter people are in your team. You are supposed to accomplish a task. At least getting paid to do so. As soon as you settle down, get over the jitters of joining the new company, something happens. Boom! No more romance left in the game. You don’t want to be there.

In fact, you are running down memory lane thinking about how you ended up there in the first place. At this point, side tabs of the browser have Quora suggestions. The number of people who asked the same question and others who answered it can form a community. You are a part of it now.

First of all, it’s okay to hate your job. The first job is the one you do when you have to pretend to be an adult. While pretending you have to secretly learn new skills, something you are passionate about and talented with. It has to be good enough for this world to pay for. Ensure your health is always in a good condition. Every pushup counts, you are leading two lives. One of an adult’s and one of an confused child’s with driver’s license.

Let’s have a closer look. One reason you hate it because you believe there is something out there that will be more fulfilling and rewarding. What skips your mind is whatever you choose you will be at the same level at it, as you are at in your current job. Other reason stems from here only. Maybe you hate your job because the skillset you have are not good enough for you to continue doing this. With fear of getting fired over this, the go to solution becomes leaving the job before the job leaves you.

This post is not to give you a solution. Just a little perspective, because this is one thing we don’t get enough. Also, to let you know you are not alone and not that stuck.

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Shivangi Jha, is a connoisseur of great stories told all around the world. She savors stories in all formats be it novels, short stories, verses and movies.

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Shivangi Jha

Shivangi Jha

Shivangi Jha, is a connoisseur of great stories told all around the world. She savors stories in all formats be it novels, short stories, verses and movies.