Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Job Satisfaction...or not

At what point do you get so frustrated with your job that you just take that leap and get the hell out?

I mean, I need the job (it's not like I'm independently wealthy) and I am grateful to have one (I know many people who have struggled over the past couple of years after the hi-tech market took a nose-dive). But I can't stand working here anymore. Maybe it's the project I am working on (been on it for 2.5 years), and not the company per se. But still, since I have only EVER been on this project, that is my full perception of the company.

Coming to work in the morning is getting painful. I have to force myself to get up and go to work.

And it's not like there aren't any other opportunites either. There are some available, but most require working out of country for part of the week (one is fly to New Jersey on Sunday, and fly back on Thursday...all at the company's expense). Not a bad deal if you have no kids and can just pack up and go. I would miss my family too much. It pays well (really well), but not well enough to do that...and not when I have a job. It might be a different story if I had been out of work for a long period and this came up.

Anyways...how do you deal with it? Alcohol?