Why don't I care about my job?

how come the work i am supposed to be doing right now (writing software) seems completely meaningless and of no interest to me while all i can think of is going home and playing video games (something that is very meaningless in reality) i used to have a great desire to make real positive change in the world. somewhere along the way i have come to see the endeavors of the corporate world as just BS. maybe it was all the layoffs in IT or the fact that 95% of my past projects have been shelved/cancelled?? maybe it is because everyday the rich get richer and the human race/society seems at least as screwed up as it was this time last year? i wonder if firemen ever feel this way.

Asked By: jck_kerouac - 6/4/2007
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I work in IT feild and know how you feel. We are so inefficient it impossible to stay motivated. Part of the problem here is our business makes ill informed decisions without consulting us and were expected to make miracles happen. I'm just collecting a check to do meaningless work for the most part. Another part... More
Answered By: Jerbson - 6/4/2007
Additional Answers (15)
maybe youve realised that compared to 18 million people dying each year in poverty, computers arent really that important
Answered By: Cookie - 6/4/2007
You write software so I'm guessing your richer than me. I shouldn't complain cause I can afford a computer and a car while other people are trying to afford food and shelter. If you want to change the world take up a enriching hobby. You'll be happy to have a decent paying job to support your more positive efforts.
Answered By: blindflacker - 6/4/2007
Perhaps you have realized that life is actually meaningless and pointless you live you reproduce and die meanwhile you work to support a materialistic need that is actually a vain attempt to fill a void in your soul as you falsely believe that life has a meaning behind it
Answered By: alhazred_the_ghoul - 6/4/2007
OMG. I feel exactly the way you do. I'm really detached from my job. I got two degrees in Sociology because I wanted to make a difference in society. I wanted to eradicate the avenues used to mistreat each other. I wanted to put forth research on how to improve inter-group relations. But somehow, I ended up in Human... More
Answered By: Moonjogger - 6/4/2007
quit. start a commune. BE HAPPY!!! =)
Answered By: Marley Sunshine - 6/4/2007
It has more to do with discipline. You could say to yourself that this is your job, and you perform it with integrity, which means doing the right thing even when no one is looking... More
Answered By: paradox_96_98 - 6/4/2007
Welcome to the real world!! You are not alone!
Answered By: yadayadayada - 6/4/2007
u have to go on new inventional ideas everytime & u only are the creators/ solutions to the problems , don't give up & lets go on with charm
Answered By: dhootm - 6/4/2007
You now understand the meaninglessness of human life. You need to look at your work as a way to make YOU money to do what YOU want to do. It's simply a means to an end.
Answered By: Ronin - 6/4/2007
you have to do what you don't have to like what you do. good luck
Answered By: pluto2007 - 6/4/2007
Perhaps it is time for a change in jobs.You seem to be bored .Maybe your projects get canned because of your real lack of interest in them and you dont give 100% of yourself. it shows! As for firemen I dont think they would feel that way about saving lives and that is a different occupation altogether.If you dont feel... More
Answered By: jean s - 6/4/2007
Everyone has felt this way at some point in their life. Maybe you should volunteer somewhere to help you feel that you are effecting real change in the world - at least in the lives of a few people. That's all one person can ever really hope to do anyway... More
Answered By: FIGJAM - 6/4/2007
im working because i should work, not i want to welcome to the club!!
Answered By: ALT - 6/4/2007
Do you really like working in computers? If so, maybe start shopping for a company that really values and takes care of it's IT department... More
Answered By: exhaustedtraveler - 6/4/2007
Sometimes I feel that way about my job. I felt that what do is meaningless
Answered By: Earth Angel - 6/4/2007
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