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Started by hailesaladdie on Oct 20, 2020 12:07:25 PM
That Perennial Career Change Feeling

I've been furloughed since March, and am now serving notice for redundancy. To be honest, I've rarely been happier.

Now, though, given I need a job, I'm trawling through endless job adverts of stuff I could probably do but which all sounds so soul-destroyingly tedious. I got down to the last two in an interview process and felt relieved to not get the job.

But I'm not one of those people who has a secret talent and burning desire to spend my life doing a particular thing. And I go through this process every time I resign or get made redundant, and end up accepting that I just find a 9-5 well paid drudge and enjoy the rest of my time.

I know I'm not the only one. Anyone found any good resources out there?

Agaliarept - 20 Oct 2020 13:08:29 (#1 of 25)

That op pretty much sums me up. I keep trying to get into something I actually enjoy but similarly I've not found where all the 'good' jobs are advertised.

Sorry that's not much help but I empathise.

HouseOfLametta - 20 Oct 2020 13:09:46 (#2 of 25)

Me too. Let me know when you've sussed it out.

hailesaladdie - 20 Oct 2020 13:10:28 (#3 of 25)

<sets calendar reminder to post "grim acceptance" in one month's time>

phantlers - 20 Oct 2020 13:12:44 (#4 of 25)

One month may be optimistic.

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 13:13:57 (#5 of 25)

Euromillions is my secret plan. Keep it to yourself though.

Rendered - 20 Oct 2020 13:19:33 (#6 of 25)

If/when I win 58 million tonight I'll give you lads a little taste.

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 13:20:44 (#7 of 25)

Did I mention I think you're great?

Rendered - 20 Oct 2020 13:21:14 (#8 of 25)

Only every damn day.

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 13:24:06 (#9 of 25)


Agaliarept - 20 Oct 2020 13:24:08 (#10 of 25)

If/when I win 58 million tonight I'll give you lads a little taste.

Don't bother, I'd only waste it on pron and lube.

Rendered - 20 Oct 2020 13:24:48 (#11 of 25)

Who pays for pr0n these days???

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 13:25:01 (#12 of 25)

Whisky and hookers are more my style. Go out in a blaze of glory, paracetamol and pepto-bismol.

bossab2 - 20 Oct 2020 13:55:06 (#13 of 25)

Work out what you don't like doing.

And take it from there.

90% of the jobs I've had have been alright.

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 13:56:21 (#14 of 25)

I don't like getting up at 7am every morning to pretend to like a stupid boss five days a week.

Which kind of narrows the options.

Agaliarept - 20 Oct 2020 14:11:13 (#15 of 25)

Who pays for pr0n these days???

It's all OnlyFans these days. For £5 a month you can see the lady who used to sit behind me from HR in her underpants.

hailesaladdie - 20 Oct 2020 14:16:53 (#16 of 25)

Projects with deadlines pulled out of their arses

Agile team stand-ups that turn into farces

Being made redundant at every downswing

Are a few of my least favourite things

Endless board meetings to show authority

Everyone's stuff is top priority

A flurry of emails when you could just ring

Are a few of my least favourite things

People who argue about technology

Lunch al-desko with sandwiches stodgy

Those who micromanage everything

Are a few of my least favourite things

Meeting invites over lunchtime

Make me want to kill

Everything about work in IT

Is fully devoid of thrill

Cordelia - 20 Oct 2020 14:19:36 (#17 of 25)

Hahahaha. Can I nick that?

hailesaladdie - 20 Oct 2020 14:20:11 (#18 of 25)

Feel free. At least I've achieved something today :)

tasselhoff - 20 Oct 2020 14:22:46 (#19 of 25)


melpomene - 20 Oct 2020 17:30:10 (#20 of 25)

Very good.

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