Why am I never happy in a job?

Is anyone else like me? My poor wife. All she wants is a steady husband. And for 20 years at least I find a job, the I'm always looking at other jobs thinking that the grass is greener somewhere else. This kills me. What happens is, I get bored with the job, then my mind is distracted thinking of a way to get out, then consequently my performance starts to falter and I have actually been fired from a couple of jobs. This is why I strive for self-employement because at least I know I can do something I enjoy and it creates challenge.

Asked By: terry_powerprofit - 5/21/2007
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Do you dread going to work each day and having to face the same problems? Have you noticed that the changes you make in your job or organization often result in only short-term fixes? Regardless of how you modify your approach, do old habits soon creep back in? Changing jobs or organizational structure without... More
Answered By: SEO Consultant - 5/21/2007
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Why don't you consider taking the STRONG or the Vocational interests inventory? They are vocational preference exams to match you up to occupations that match your interests. Maybe you are in a career that is draining you?
Answered By: Psi Chi member - 5/21/2007
Get a job you enjoy and don't worry about money
Answered By: Mike T - 5/21/2007
The longest I've ever held a job is about a don't feel bad Senor'....You need to find something you enjoy..something you are passionate about..and last but not least....greener grass that you can walk on bare footed without fear of stepping in any unpleasant spots.
Answered By: Forgotten Man - 5/21/2007
Hi, I also face the same problem. Whenever we feel that we are capable of doing some more or better, we always tend to look for a change. Normally we guys have a better ambitions so that we dont want to stick on to jobs that doenn't fulfill our expectations in terms of profile or role. We never go behing the monetary... More
Answered By: Intuition - 5/21/2007
You need a job with more challenge. Self-employment is tough. Something like 80 or 90 per cent of all small businesses fail in the first year. I guess that would be quite a challenge. Have you considered a job working with the public? Everyday is different and working with the public always presents challenges... More
Answered By: curious connie - 5/21/2007
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