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I've hit a scanner low, working a real job

Postby Annalena » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:27 am

Hi guys,

It's me again... I started my first "real" job 2 months ago. Last week was particularly stressful and I found out that I am probably more of an perfectionist than I ever thought, hating to make mistakes. I hate it even more when people tell me I did something wrong, I can not deal with that. Problem is, that will occur in every job.

So now the job is not all new and exciting anymore (although definitely still challenging), I get the feeling I wanna do something else. I am responsible for managing a product we're only distributing, and there are some complications between the respective owners. I am only realizing this, we might not distribute the product much longer if sales don't increase by about 90% next year ( which they will not).
So, instead of being all fired up and trying to think of ways to save my job, I excited because this could mean I could be found something new in a matter of months.

Isn't that extremely weird??

I still do tutoring on the side and am very active in my free time, so I have variety. But I don't like coming to the same place every day, all the time...

The good news though is, my boyfriend suggested making a "long term" (a year long) plan with all the things I want to do, edict actually excites me cause maybe ill finally get to learn that extra language when I properly plan it. For example.

I also have plans of becoming a life coach, opening a tutoring school, etc, which, right now, would excite me soon much more than my work!! I know that, if I did one if these things, it would become old soon, too...

How do I cure this?
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Re: I've hit a scanner low, working a real job

Postby SquarePeg » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:37 pm

It isn't at all weird that you're excited about getting fired. When I worked as a temp, I enjoyed the work because it got me out of the house and brought in good money. But at the end of the three months, I was relieved and glad to move on.

With National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) about 3/4 of the way over, I've realized how good it is to commit to a plan. I am Rocking my blog like never before. I've already posted 31 times (the minimum is 30), and I have two more scheduled to go. Without my commitment to NaBloPoMo, I'd be posting just my weekly weigh-ins and an occasional dream. I feel good that I could do this. So I think that having a plan for your immediate future is a very good idea. If one whole year seems too much, try 3 months instead.

Good luck!
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Re: I've hit a scanner low, working a real job

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:49 pm

I'm not really a scanner, but I had a job that would be every scanner's dream. Every day was different. After a while I craved a little repetition just so I didn't have to go and learn something new. And I'm wondering if there's something like that out there that would work for you.

I SUGGEST A JOB THAT INVOLVES A LOT OF TIME AWAY FROM THE OFFICE. There are jobs like that - as sales representatives, technicians, coaches, teachers, speakers, etc.

I was a hazardous materials specialist. My job involved doing hazardous materials inspections, but inspecting an auto mechanic is way different from inspecting a petroleum refinery or a college or a sewage treatment plant. I also had to respond to emergencies - methamphetamine laboratories, train derailments, refinery fires and explosions, smelly crabs dumped into the storm drain. And I wrote a newsletter for the people we inspected helping them to understand the regulations. And we investigated and presented cases of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes to the district attorney for prosecution. And we had to go to a lot of workshops to learn about the latest regulations and the latest technology. There's more but you get the idea.
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Re: I've hit a scanner low, working a real job

Postby SquarePeg » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:14 pm

Elaine, thanks for sharing that work experience. How did you get that job?

I'm forming a theory that the really interesting jobs are those that you can't just go to school and get trained for. I'm guessing no one goes to college to get a degree in hazardous materials, although a background in chemistry might get you part of the way.
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Re: I've hit a scanner low, working a real job

Postby Annalena » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:23 pm

Elaine, thank you- I had actually been looking for a job in sales that would have involved a lot more travel than the one I do right now(which is in sales as well).

But, guess what, guys. As of yesterday, turns out my company has been sold. Apparently, all the employees get to stay and nothing changes, but talk is cheap and I don't quite trust the new management. I get to look for a new job again already.

But now what? I'm actually sad about that (and excited at the same time)!
Who would have guessed?

I'm suprised by myelf.
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