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Constant Frustration

Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Constant Frustration - 06/19/11 09:53 PM

I do not know if anyone is like me but I have this constant frustration with myself for wanting a new job or career choice every few years. I have no clue as to what that is all about. I enjoy what I do (and do well at it) for the moment but getting tired of it too. I've taken all the career tests over the years - both personality and career interest - and still manage to become chronically dissatisfied with doing a specific job for more than 3 years.

I've never had Ah HA moment with what I wanted to do in life so I tried many different things. But I get bored with jobs easy. Anyone else go through this and know the reason why?
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/22/11 08:26 PM

Hi GoodMorningSunshine:

LOL, me too - but don't give up or feel bad about wanting a change. This is telling you that you have not found your career PASSION but as you continue on with your life and paying ATTENTION to life - it will slap you in the face and it will be like - oh this is IT!!!

Thanks for sharing with us wink
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/24/11 08:32 PM

Angela,

You are always such a great support and encouraging. I really value that in you.
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/24/11 08:53 PM

Back to you - I don't know what I would have done without you during my CRAZY moment last week(lol).
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/25/11 07:51 PM

awww, hope you are feeling less crazy lol...but in case you are not...it gets better smile
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/25/11 08:52 PM

Any thoughts on what you would like to do?

I would love consulting about unemployment. Working on that in my small ways(lol). My dream would be to be able to help other folks find jobs and not be stressed out over the process. And this would be folks like me - so not into the regular way of looking for a job. One has to be CREATIVE in this recession and when you get to be over 50 smile
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/27/11 01:25 AM

Yes, I would like to work from home and have an online website. I would like to improve my writing skills and learn how to capitalize on a web based business...all while making new friends in the process lol.
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/27/11 08:42 PM

So how are you going about doing this? Love the idea wink

Me, started my blog, working for FREE helping some other folks with their sites while getting my name out there. Enjoying the process...
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/27/11 09:59 PM

Fortunately I have had website Admin and Mod experience, (limited) article and blogging writing, and a small business in the past to help get me jump started. I am currently researching website design/hosting and the marketing models for web based business creation and growth.

It will take some time in understanding everything. Researching these things online is about getting past the hub of useless information presented by certain sites and blogs that simply throw a good word for the companies who are sponsoring their website. So I am throwing a creative mix of search engine terms to bypass that lol. I find developer forums especially helpful.

I don't know Ang, ever since my gallstone pancreatitis in May and being out of work until the end of July (my surgery is this Friday to get gallbladder out) I have decided I want more income possibilities and definitely to have more fun with it all. I can become successful, I just have to learn and relearn what works and what doesn't, along with becoming more business minded. That is the big one!



Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/27/11 10:18 PM

Just looked at your website... aren't you afraid of putting your past jobs online for anyone to see?
Posted By: Dianne W - Editor

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/27/11 10:36 PM

Hi ladies,

Sometimes we luck upon the opportunity to discover our passion in our career. We plug along every day switching jobs every for years and one day we may find the one job that we absolutely love.

But if that doesn't happen, it's ok. It doesn't happen for everyone. That's when we develop ourselves outside of the workplace (and save some of our energy during the day in order to do so).

Working from home is great, if you have the kind of passion in a niche that lends itself to a market. What does that mean? Loving helping people with unemployment is great, but how? Do you write small e-books on topics or run a consulting service to help people look for a job...or perhaps start a non-profit of sorts that help unemployed people?

Having passion for something does not always lead to income, sometimes it means we find what we love to do and it's really a feel good moment.

My friend, Ms Angela has excellent ideas. Also, check out the Home Office/Small Office (probably not exactly the title LOL) site here on Bella Online for other really great ideas. Ms. Monica, our exercise guru has been posting EXCELLENT posts about succeeding in having your own website and making money. These ladies are awesome and will help you get through.

Well, I've carried on enough here, just wanted to chime in.

But back to your originial question...No worries, you're not alone, I went through exactly the same thing for 20 years before I found a job I absolutely LOVE. Could I make more somewhere else, sure - but I feel fulfilled.

Best of luck to you!!! I enjoyed reading this post and I hope you all come back often - even it if it's to vent! :-)
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/28/11 12:23 AM

Thanks Dianne, helps to know I am not so crazy smile

I will check out the other posts you mentioned and learn a thing or two~
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/28/11 03:06 PM

LOL GoodMorningSunshine, that is the "internet" safe version - does not have my address, phone number. Look at it this way, your resume usually has all your PERSONAL stuff = green light for identity theft. I have gotten to the point that I now only put my EMAIL on the resumes I print out at the labor department and distribute to the local folks here.

Curious, why do you feel letting someone know where you worked is dangerous?

I am ALWAYS open to feedback...

I will go now to my site and remove the companies - thanks for the tip.
Originally Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine
Just looked at your website... aren't you afraid of putting your past jobs online for anyone to see?
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/28/11 03:14 PM

PLEASE keep us posted on your surgery - WE DO CARE wink
Originally Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine
Fortunately I have had website Admin and Mod experience, (limited) article and blogging writing, and a small business in the past to help get me jump started. I am currently researching website design/hosting and the marketing models for web based business creation and growth.

It will take some time in understanding everything. Researching these things online is about getting past the hub of useless information presented by certain sites and blogs that simply throw a good word for the companies who are sponsoring their website. So I am throwing a creative mix of search engine terms to bypass that lol. I find developer forums especially helpful.

I don't know Ang, ever since my gallstone pancreatitis in May and being out of work until the end of July (my surgery is this Friday to get gallbladder out) I have decided I want more income possibilities and definitely to have more fun with it all. I can become successful, I just have to learn and relearn what works and what doesn't, along with becoming more business minded. That is the big one!



Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/28/11 03:16 PM

I knew you would pop up really soon, was just holding the spot until you did(lol). Hated to see my girl just hanging out there with no responses from the Bella family wink

Heading to a 2pm job interview with Rent-to-go. Wish me luck, talk later = not much time, just wanted to stop in and check on the unemployment forum.

Hugs!!!


Originally Posted By: Dianne W - Editor
Hi ladies,

Sometimes we luck upon the opportunity to discover our passion in our career. We plug along every day switching jobs every for years and one day we may find the one job that we absolutely love.

But if that doesn't happen, it's ok. It doesn't happen for everyone. That's when we develop ourselves outside of the workplace (and save some of our energy during the day in order to do so).

Working from home is great, if you have the kind of passion in a niche that lends itself to a market. What does that mean? Loving helping people with unemployment is great, but how? Do you write small e-books on topics or run a consulting service to help people look for a job...or perhaps start a non-profit of sorts that help unemployed people?

Having passion for something does not always lead to income, sometimes it means we find what we love to do and it's really a feel good moment.

My friend, Ms Angela has excellent ideas. Also, check out the Home Office/Small Office (probably not exactly the title LOL) site here on Bella Online for other really great ideas. Ms. Monica, our exercise guru has been posting EXCELLENT posts about succeeding in having your own website and making money. These ladies are awesome and will help you get through.

Well, I've carried on enough here, just wanted to chime in.

But back to your originial question...No worries, you're not alone, I went through exactly the same thing for 20 years before I found a job I absolutely LOVE. Could I make more somewhere else, sure - but I feel fulfilled.

Best of luck to you!!! I enjoyed reading this post and I hope you all come back often - even it if it's to vent! :-)
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/28/11 11:15 PM

Ang, Good luck on that interview, I will be thinking of you.

Quote:
Curious, why do you feel letting someone know where you worked is dangerous?


Well because I use to work for a private investigator and taught people in the agency how to collect information about people just from the web (without specialized software or professional service) before investigating. My concern is identity theft which is rampant and really it takes so much resource and time to catch and convict. Anyhow, not to scare you but it is important to keep personal history info off the web.
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/29/11 06:40 PM

Thanks GoodMorningSunshine, I will be following your advice. Keep passing it this way as I know I and the other Bella Family members APPRECIATE any tips other family members can pass out.

Well, I did my part, went to the interview now I am letting God do his thing...

Do you think you would ever go back to working for a private investigator?

How would you suggest handling your resume, not just online but in paper form?

Thanks for caring wink
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/29/11 06:46 PM

Okay, I am back and have some time to re-read what our resident expert Dianne had to say.

Originally Posted By: Dianne W - Editor
Do you write small e-books on topics

THERE SO MANY BOOKS OUT THERE ALREADY AND FROM THE STANDPOINT OF AN UNEMPLOYED PERSON(ME BEING ONE/LOL) - THE BOOKS ARE GREAT, BUT WE NEED JOBS.

or run a consulting service to help people look for a job...

THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO, HELP THOSE THAT FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS. THERE IS A LOT OF HELP OUT THERE FOR CERTAIN AGE GROUPS, BUT LIkE MYSELF AGE 52, ZERO. I AM TOO OLD FOR SOME AND NOT OLD ENOUGH FOR SOME(LOL)


or perhaps start a non-profit of sorts that help unemployed people?

THERE ARE SO MANY OF THES OUT THERE ALREADY
Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/29/11 07:21 PM

Hey Ang,

I just happen to be online at the moment...giggle well...I've been online too much actually trying to use my time and energy in a constructive way before the surgery. If I get too much in my head I get into trouble!

Yeah I am really hoping for that job to come through for you so definitely keep the updates rolling.

As far as working for a private investigator, no I would not go back. It is a romanticized career and on the edge, but I do not have the personality for it. It is hard to explain. It is not always consistent with work as well.

A suggestion for sharing info with prospective employers online? Well never thought about that before but there are online password programs for the webpage. A generic password given to companies you apply to and a private page to put your resume on might work. Depends on the specific programming skills a user has and the format of the webpage to actualize that concept.

In paper form, you are giving it directly to a prospective employer so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: Constant Frustration - 06/29/11 07:54 PM

Thanks wink

Originally Posted By: GoodMorningSunshine
Hey Ang,

I just happen to be online at the moment...giggle well...I've been online too much actually trying to use my time and energy in a constructive way before the surgery. If I get too much in my head I get into trouble!

Yeah I am really hoping for that job to come through for you so definitely keep the updates rolling.

As far as working for a private investigator, no I would not go back. It is a romanticized career and on the edge, but I do not have the personality for it. It is hard to explain. It is not always consistent with work as well.

A suggestion for sharing info with prospective employers online? Well never thought about that before but there are online password programs for the webpage. A generic password given to companies you apply to and a private page to put your resume on might work. Depends on the specific programming skills a user has and the format of the webpage to actualize that concept.

In paper form, you are giving it directly to a prospective employer so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
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