The Work Thread

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:38 am

Join the army.

No office, you get to run around outside, get to go on holidays to sunny places, get a house. Its literally all positives.
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by gaminglegend » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:42 am

Tafdolphin wrote:I hate my job now. I've never had a job I've particularly liked, and I've had a few that were the worst sort of hourly-paid retail shiters, but I've never felt as bad as I do now. I want out. Even though I have a 3 month work break coming up in September, unpaid mind, I just want to jack it all in right now.

It's really opened my eyes to how much I will never be happy in an office environment. I hate the routine, the thankless busy-bodying and the complete lack of anything approaching job satisfaction. I really don't think I can do it for much longer.


I feel you. I moved from managing teams in a public setting to an office job 7 months ago, less responsibility, no real pressure 9-5.30 everyday Mon-Fri and I absolutely hate it, to the point I don't want to wake up on a morning, and will lie in bed until the very last second before I have to get up. I get paid more, but have no interaction with people in the office, we are from completely different interests, it's a small office, but there's essentially only me and one other person in my remit/team and we are just not mates or anything. I've come from working places where my work colleagues become friends, family almost. I spend all day with headphones in which is just depressing. I've thought about just taking a part time job in a coffee shop or something, just anything but worry about taking such a huge step down on my CV and having to justify it when applying for something more suited to my experience. :|
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by Squinty » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:08 pm

What a difference the people you work with make to your overall job satisfaction.

We recently had a reshuffle and I'm now in a different team. The people in my team seen to be mostly lazy and whingey. It's really quite annoying.
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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:27 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:I hate my job now. I've never had a job I've particularly liked, and I've had a few that were the worst sort of hourly-paid retail shiters, but I've never felt as bad as I do now. I want out. Even though I have a 3 month work break coming up in September, unpaid mind, I just want to jack it all in right now.

It's really opened my eyes to how much I will never be happy in an office environment. I hate the routine, the thankless busy-bodying and the complete lack of anything approaching job satisfaction. I really don't think I can do it for much longer.


I feel you. I moved from managing teams in a public setting to an office job 7 months ago, less responsibility, no real pressure 9-5.30 everyday Mon-Fri and I absolutely hate it, to the point I don't want to wake up on a morning, and will lie in bed until the very last second before I have to get up. I get paid more, but have no interaction with people in the office, we are from completely different interests, it's a small office, but there's essentially only me and one other person in my remit/team and we are just not mates or anything. I've come from working places where my work colleagues become friends, family almost. I spend all day with headphones in which is just depressing. I've thought about just taking a part time job in a coffee shop or something, just anything but worry about taking such a huge step down on my CV and having to justify it when applying for something more suited to my experience. :|


Yup, sounds very familiar. When I first started at this place I loved my team. We still get together for drinks and meals but we work in completely different parts of the office now. My new team is just silent. I'm sure they're all very nice but they're obviously there to work and that's it.

My question now is whether another 6 weeks of hell is worth it just for a bit of security when I take my work break. If things continue as they are, and I can see no reason why they wouldn't, I won't be staying long after I get back. Ideally I'll move to France , and I am more than willing to take a shitty job in a pub or something until my French improves.
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by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:03 pm

I very much subscribe to the three pillars view of job satisfaction, where you need two of the following to be happy in a job:

Money
Fulfilling Work
Good Colleagues

Supposedly once you're down to just one you start to hate it. If you're at zero then you want to immediately leave I guess! I've never had all three in one role at once, I doubt many people can say they have.
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by Errkal » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:12 pm

I think I'm about 1.5 at the moment.
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by Lotus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm

Aye, same here. One point for money, half a point for good colleagues. Some of them are good, some are cretins. Fulfilling work, no, but when I'm getting paid well I don't really need it to be fulfilling. That's my view at the moment anyway.
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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:32 pm

Cuttooth wrote:I very much subscribe to the three pillars view of job satisfaction, where you need two of the following to be happy in a job:

Money
Fulfilling Work
Good Colleagues

Supposedly once you're down to just one you start to hate it. If you're at zero then you want to immediately leave I guess! I've never had all three in one role at once, I doubt many people can say they have.


I'm at 1, and you can't even really affix "good" to it. I get money from it. That's it. And indeed, I want out.
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by Death's Head » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:35 pm

Interesting rating system. I like the people who work for me, the money is good (although I've recently found out that I am underpaid for my seniority). I find the work very stressful, requires non stop effort and don't like the direction the company is going in. Based on the suggested rating I should be on a 2 or possibly a 3, but the reality is that most days, I hate the job. I'm currently on leave but am seriously considering resigning when I return. I don't have a new role to move into, but if I don't do something drastic I don't know how things will change. Trying to find a new job requires a significant effort and I'm just too tired during the week for job hunting and at the weekend I need the time to recover.
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by Drumstick » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm

I like that system, Cutty. I think I'm at about 2.5 at the moment.
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by Moggy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:47 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I hate my job now. I've never had a job I've particularly liked, and I've had a few that were the worst sort of hourly-paid retail shiters, but I've never felt as bad as I do now. I want out. Even though I have a 3 month work break coming up in September, unpaid mind, I just want to jack it all in right now.

It's really opened my eyes to how much I will never be happy in an office environment. I hate the routine, the thankless busy-bodying and the complete lack of anything approaching job satisfaction. I really don't think I can do it for much longer.


Stupid question, but do you have any idea of what you would like to do? Is that idea in any way realistic and something you could aim for?

I'm about a 1 on Cutty's scale, but I've no idea what I would rather do instead. :lol:
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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 pm

Cutty's scale makes me think I need a new job
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by Errkal » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:15 pm

Same, I have sort of started looking but I really need to rewrite my CV as it is pretty gooseberry fool. Downside is I suck arse at that sort of thing so am pretty much doomed :lol:
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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Id go 1.5.

Good money and my immediate colleagues are sound, everyone else is just a wanker. Work stopped being fulfilling when we went from doing cool gooseberry fool and innovating and leading the way into being the regional bitch of an American multinational.
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by Ad7 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Mad catz was a genuine 3, such a great job, great people, great money AND working in videogames related stuff.

Job I'm leaving is a 0 :lol:

Job im going to should be a 2
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by Rightey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:41 pm

I'm probably at 1 right now. 0.5 for colleagues, and 0.5 for money. And come the end of August I will only have 1 job rather than 3 :toot: sadly it will pay almost nothing :(
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by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:04 pm

I think it's meant to be a gentle mental exercise more than anything else, where you ask yourself whether you're generally happy with each aspect of the job. I guess it also suggests money isn't everything, which is arguably counter to one of the main things that tends to get drilled into you for careers advice etc.

Of course, some things will weight themselves differently for different people and if your wages were suddenly quadrupled you'd probably put up with less satisfying work or colleagues.
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by Kezzer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:14 pm

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by jawafour » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:01 pm

I'm out of work at the moment ("taking a career break!" :toot: ... :dread: ) and I worked for my previous company for about 22 years. Moved around quite a few jobs in that time and I think I'd broadly break it down as the first sixteen years being generally decent whilst the final six rotated between being okay and bloody awful.

No idea what I am going to do next; I've been out of the market for a while and so I may be taking virtually anything that I can get. I've been avoiding the issue for a while now and I'm very apprehensive about it... I need to sort it out soon.
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by Gemini73 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Work is good at the moment, although the news of facilities (that's Porters, Estates etc), being handed over to a subsidiary company within the NHS next April has had a few go into meltdown mode. No real details beyond that news have been brought to light, (although changes to weekend/bank holiday pay, annual leave, pensions etc will very likely change for the worse), but for me I'm just going to soldier on and keep my head down until we have a clearer picture.

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