With the ups and downs of today's economy and the fact that no one's job is guaranteed do people who currently have jobs have the right to complain about how unhappy they are? I ask this because I am one of those people who does have a job. Now I have been on the other side where I have been laid off and was on underemployment (which I fought tooth and nail because I just knnneew I would fight another job in no time). Now let me just say that I am thankful everyday that I have a job that allows me to take care or my wants and my needs. However I am very very unhappy in my current job for various reason that I won't go into. For those of you that follow me on twitter you have "heard" my rants LOL! I have been looking for a new job but of course with the current state of the economy people aren't hiring as much as they used to. Also looking for a job is a job in itself that you have to crave out time on a regular basis to do.
I remember seeing on Twitter or Facebook someone post something along the lines that how being in a position where you are pretty much miserable is a hindrance (not sure if this is the right word I'm looking for) to you as well in terms of your overall mood, physique and even your health. I can say that yes I do my work but I'm just going through the motions. I am at the point where I don't care. Now my job isn't one where someone's life is on the line but still this is not me at all!
Another thought that has come to mind and I've seen various articles about how since companies have had to tighten their boot straps so to speak that when and if the economy does turn around they are going to continue to to more with less in terms of staff and resources. So where do that leave people when it comes to jobs? I'm currently working on my masters (almost done wooohoo). Throughout my coursework there have been times where I've been like why am I doing. Of course this thought would come at like 2 in the morning when I'm trying to finish an assignment lol! I have various personal and professional reasons as to why I wanted to go back to school. I've even contemplated getting a second masters. Not going the doctorate route. Nope not gonna happen! I've questioned as to whether or not is this going to benefit me when I've know people who have the education and the experience and they just can't find work. It's kind of a scary thing to think that you put in work and effort to make yourself "competitive" in the job market but in the end it may not be enough.
Ok I think I've rambled enough :)