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Seven Reasons Not to Quit

I have two choices – write about how unhappy I am in my job or have a little fun with it.

C’mon!  You know what I picked (it was close though, boy did you get lucky)!  My goal was 10 reasons I love my job, but I am not that creative, so here’s seven.

Ten Seven Reasons I Love My Job

  1. The paycheck – I love it, I need it, it’s why my husband loves me
  2. The escape – no job = no nanny = no break from the kids
  3. The corporate credit card – nothing like sampling the best restaurants and bars on somebody else’s dime
  4. The excuse – I need this fabulous necklace and shoes and purse and coat and… for work
  5. The awards – who could give up the cheesy crystal awards that my kids try to play with 😉
  6. The distraction – if I didn’t work, I might have to actually work-out more – ugh!
  7. The miles and points – we take many vacations thanks to our frequent flier miles and hotel points

If you’re looking for me to mention the role or something deep, keep looking, I am too…

If you don’t work, why would you want to?  If you do work, what’s the best part for you?

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  1. G Craig Vachon
    October 12, 2010 at 7:06 am

    1) Your husband loves you for far more than your paycheck. In fact, it doesn’t really matter much to him I wager. 2) I may be reading between the lines here – but your challenges are more people-related than role-related. Any chance you could ask to be re-assigned a new boss? JMHO

    • October 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      Ah Craig, he has blinded you with his mango margaritas… 😉

      You are correct that some of the challenges are people related, but I also have had the opportunity to try a new role for the last year and have found it doesn’t fit. There are parts I like, but I am not using as many of my strengths and passions as I should be. I am actively working on finding a better fit, but taking my time and not making a move just to jump ship. In the meantime I am looking at this as a tutorial in snake-charming! I may hit you up for some more details advice here soon! We miss seeing you and Rhonda!

  2. October 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I HATE my job. I used to love it and then I got a new boss and now I feel like I am slowly being tortured. So, I switched to part time and am sucking up the new salary and it hurts. But my sanity is worth it – so is picking up my son at pre-k and meeting the bus two afternoons a week.
    Why I dont’ think I would ever quit work entirely? Shoes. God, I love shoes. And clothes. And bags. And shopping. If I wrote full time, who would see my new outfits? (this is what I tell myself to make me feel better!)
    OH, and number two: eating out. Almost worth it. Almost…

    • October 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

      Jennifer – WHEN you write full time you will wear those cute shoes to your sold-out public appearances and book signings!

  3. October 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for this Paige….I often need to remind myself too about the good stuff or else I would become so bitter thinking about all the bad!

    • October 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

      Oh Karen, you should have seen the post I wrote but didn’t publish – B-I-T-T-E-R! I only play an optimist on the internet! 😉

  4. October 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I always think I don’t want to work – that I want to stay home and be a housewife/homemaker/stay at home mom. Except I did that yesterday when my husband had to work and I didn’t, and, well, it was hard. I had fun playing with my son all day, and got almost nothing done around the house. I was a little relieved to go to work today so I would wreck the house any more than I already did!

    What do you do for work? (Generally if you don’t want to be specific..)

  5. October 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’m fortunate enough to love my job and the people I work with and for. I know that is rare, these days, especially working in an IT department, but I truly enjoy most days. I’m currently taking a small break from one of the rougher day’s I’ve had, but having been in the Army and also having worked at a small hospital, I’ve found my current job has so much less stress that the bad days here don’t seem nearly as bad.

    • October 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      Less stress – that’s my goal! I am glad you’re happy!

  6. October 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    The best part of my job…the pajamas…LOL

    • October 12, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      ooh and the lack of hair and make-up! 😉

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