November 9, 2005
I will say this
I like what I do, but I don't like doing it 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, without end.
Lately I've begun casting about for another job. I was offered one job doing what I do now, and I'm sort of investigating another job that's somewhat different from what I do now, but still in IT. But I know it's really no use; IT just sucks the life right out of you. Any IT job I take is going to be just like any other IT job I've ever taken. I want out of IT for real.
A few weeks ago I applied at a local running store and was turned down. They said I was underqualified to be a manager (true) and overqualified to be a clerk (debatable). Still, there must be something other than IT that a reasonably intelligent person can do. There must be something between 0 hours and 80, between 0 days and 7.
Posted by joe positive at November 9, 2005 6:26 AM
Turned down by a running store?! Their loss. How 'bout doing IT-related work for a running organization/timing company/fitness-related something? Then you could combine a couple of your interests. I assume you're looking to stay put, though. That's the tough thing about jobs. If you're willing to go anywhere, there are so many more options...
I'm always a fan of figuring out exactly what you want to be in life, and then figuring out how to become that. However, this can be a problem if a) you don't know what you want to be, and b) your dream job is a really hard one to get.
Good luck. I hope you find something that makes your life easier and is still rewarding. I am going through much uncertainty about my future as well, so I can relate!
Posted by: Alison at November 9, 2005 12:51 PM