By - snorlax_halo
Until the realization that there is another 50 years of that ahead
Sorry can't help much here
Actually went through an entire thought process of how I'll have to do this for the rest of my days (unless I win the lottery, of course) and it put me into this whole quarter life crisis thing.
Thanks for giving me a bit of a chuckle though :)
Whoops- realized my title has nothing to do with my text... sorry I'm incredibly tired right now; been thinking about this a lot, haha
New jobs always kinda suck at first. You don't know anyone. You don't know the specific office politics. You are still learning the ropes, which means you will often make embarrassing mistakes. And for these reasons, you feel like a nobody. This is true even when you've been in the field for awhile. Being a newbie sucks all around.
But then you've also got the fact that you're just starting out. You are in the dues paying part of your career. So that means you're gonna get the worst assignments--the tedious shit that more senior coworkers don't have to do. Chances are your coworkers and manager aren't going to latch onto your ideas right away because you haven't proven yourself yet and they don't trust that you know what you're talking about. And you might be micromanaged more than others because of this. Being the rookie isn't all bad, mind you. But that first job out of college is rarely ever going to be your dream job.
I wasn't really happy with my first "real" job out of school for all of the reasons I just listed. I remember telling my father about my angst and he basically told me to hold on and not do anything rash, since a good government job isn't anything to throw away. And 15 years later, I am able to see he was 100% right. I am glad I didn't do anything rash because it didn't really take that long for me to move into another position that was more challenging and rewarding. I am now able to say that I love what I do. But it took awhile before I could say that.
Thank you so much!
I think a part of the issue is I know EVERYONE and I kind of want to leave at this point?? and I feel SUPER guilty about it... I also don't really like the field I chose (pressures from parents to pick it, and I think I tricked myself into liking it during school) so now I'm not sure how to proceed.
I think I'll like to 'work' as time goes on but I really crave something more creative- which unfortunately is not consistent with what I'm doing for work.
Thanks again for all your insight! Do you have any advice on leaving a job? or finding a way to join a field without a degree (such as marketing/graphic design)
Thanks so much!