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PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

I can barely keep my eyes open but I couldn’t end my day without sharing a thought that I think needs to be heard. Every time I start a new job I get asked by my new coworkers “what were you doing before?” The answer is always “a little of everything.” The reason for that is I quit jobs often and with reckless abandon. I am a firm believer that if you are not happy with what you do for work everyday, even the tiniest bit, you should look for a new job. I always get laughed at when I say this but everyone knows it’s true. You have zero motivation to get up and and get to work and do a good job if you’re unhappy. Your mental health suffers and your work suffers. The problem with this is that everyone feels that they need stability in their life and don’t want to deal with the hassle of searching for new employment or starting over, but it’s worth the hassle. Today at lunch one of my coworkers asked me why I was so quiet (because yes I talk a lot and so if I’m quiet it’s obvious), so I said I’m ready to quit (I started 2.5 weeks ago), I knew after the first day I would hate the job and that I should keep searching for other jobs. So, naturally everyone was a little perplexed. I had to explain that our boss and I had a conversation and he knew I wouldn’t stay long. I’m way overqualified and a simple glance at my resume will show that I don’t stick around for jobs that don’t offer me some kind of fun. But that’s just me. I am one person. But everyone can find a job that they like that pays the bills and allows them to live comfortably and without worry. It takes work but it’s worth it when you can stay in a job for many years not because you feel like there’s an obligation to fulfill or nothing better out there, but because you love the work and the people and the environment, all of it. You wanting to stay should be the reason you stay. I don’t have anyone to take of but myself and Jax and we’re not bound to any one location, so I know there are other factors preventing some people from changing jobs. But what about the rest of you? What’s your excuse?

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