Agent Of Fortune wrote:I've been pondering lately if there's any possible way a person can be happy with their job? Is it even a possibility? And then I have also been wondering to myself if it's selfish of me to ask for happiness, when so many people don't have jobs period?
I really don't think I'll be able to be happy with my job unless I can work from home. I want to make an independent game studio, where I'm my own boss and work on my own schedule.
Then you are in luck because I belive in random acts of kindness so here is something random but true for you: You my friend is simply awesome! Yes you are! I mean itAgent Of Fortune wrote:Haha yeah, I've been kind of down lately.
tao wrote:Okay to be honest I really haven't experienced this myself, being a student bum, but I'm just gonna go ahead and post my observations and what I've heard from people who have experienced the same. Or you can say I'm full of hot air. It'd be true either way.
Being your own boss is really one of the toughest things to do-- even harder than working for someone else. The job doesn't stop at a certain time, it becomes part of your life. While you gain complete control and don't have someone ordering you around, it requires real commitment and accountability. If your business is doing badly or is being mismanaged, you can't blame its failures on anybody else but yourself. But if anyone is willing to work at being their own boss, I think the personal fulfillment is a reward in itself. After all, you would want to be a boss because you personally feel like you can do better than someone else.
I think it is possible to find happiness in your job, even if it isn't exactly the sort of work you would really want to do. I think if you want to be happy at your job, rather than wishing that your job would bring you satisfaction, you would need to find enjoyment and satisfaction that your work. For example in Darkly's case, the job itself was very boring but being around people you like made the time spent at work enjoyable. It isn't necessarily the work itself that brings you happiness. You can be at a job that many people would consider their dream job, but still hate it because you can't use your strengths, the environment is hostile, or you are around people who are not compatible with you. Meanwhile there are many people who find satisfaction working less glamorous jobs (ones you wouldn't exactly consider dream jobs) like working at a fast food restaurant. Preparing hamburgers may not sound all that fun to you, but some people truly enjoy making good food to feed to people.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest