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IM getting real burned out at my job, there is no recognition for hard work, no employee respect and very little communication of what is expected or how to do things. Im a pretty good self learner, and pretty fast at picking up concepts and skills.
Lately I have had a REAL hard time getting anything done, let alone going to work....I need help!
Now is not the time to be jobless....so how do YOU stay motivated at work?
 

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Hmmm I either talk to my Secretary or get on line and bother y'all. That or play some of MS's wonderful ( :rolleyes: ) windows games. :D
 

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Well I have my degree in Computer Science. Currently the best job I can find paywise is, Labourer on a construction site. It's cold and rainy here this time of year. I do brain dead work that is both back breaking and boring. So I spend just about every minute of my work day thinking either about how to get another computer job, or some project I'm working on at home, or my all time favorite way to pass the time as I pack heavy things, $15/hour, $15/hour, $15/hour repeat 10 maybe 20 thousand times a day. I do the math, $20000 in student loan to pay off, then sell my current car for $1500, buy an 2001 RS for $19000 total time to make enough and not starve to death or have to live in the car is close to 20 months. Change the RS to a 96 L for $9000 total time is .... Some times I just watch the pretty ladies walk by, but that was more common during the summer. Anyways I have a goal of an impreza in my driveway. If it wasn't there I'd have stopped going to work by now. A real job can't be that far away is my hope, 6 months of this has been hard, 20 more makes me want to die. If I was you I'd start prepairing for a new job and just go though the motions till you find one. It's not worth staying at a company that doesn't recognize your value, but this isn't the economy to be quiting a stable job in.
 

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Have you looked at the military? Having been in the real world for about 6 years now, and Army 6 years prior to that I can tell you it has done everything for me. I got into the Aerospace industry ONLY via my connections made in the Army and after 5 months as a entry tech I got picked up as a engineer at Iridium, the largest and most modern Satellite constellation in the world. I have never been hired based on school, I have been hired due to my Army years. In fact, where I work, virtually EVERY person in the Mission Ops Center is ex military.
 

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Yeah millitary is helping me as well. I know I can get a decent paying job (50k+) a year based on former coworkers who have entered the job market after leaving the military. I decided to go to school so I can push the number higher, but it's kinda hard to focus when there is money to be had right now. And it helped me with my work ethic as well.

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Tell me about it..

I got out in 96 and went back to school. For 4 long damn years I was going to school full time while working 40 hours at F'ing Radio Shack which was pure hell.

However, the Army paid for every dime of my school with the GI bill and Army College fund. I don't have a penny in student loans and now I have the good job and a degree.
 

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What was the military like for you guys? I'm guessing your American. I don't see the canadian military as being quite as interesting. I wouldn't give it any thought but they did have a big signing bonus for people with tech degrees a few months back. I once said I'd cut my long hair for $50,000 and the military doesn't pay that much I don't think.
 

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I can't complain about the military. Some people think that idiots join, that is true, but it's equivalent to what you'll find in a "civillian" job. I worked on electronics as a component level troubleshooter so the idiots were few and far between. The benefits were good and I signed up for the college fund when I joined($30g) Made really good friends while I was in, didn't like the way some things were run cause they were outdated, but considering the benefits and the money I am receiving now, there is no doubt I would do it again.

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Oh, and I received training from a person like Pipercub, chemical, biological, and radiological. Hehe.
 

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I am American and served in the U.S. Army.

No it doesn't pay very much while you are in, other than the service to your nation and family. They payoff is when you are out. You will of course have allot of connections and inside sources for good jobs, ones that are often filled through refferal and never get listed.

I would also say that the military will pay you in quality of life. You will be very much awake and aware compared to those around you. YOU will have your shit together. And you'll eat allot of it too while you are in ;) But it gives you great perspective. When something unfair happens at work and others are bitching and getting noticed in a negative way, you will calmly think back to your Army days and realize that it could be much worse.

As far as what the military is like, now that depends on your job and where you are. I was a Nuke Bio Chem Warfare Specialist so I got sent to the worst places at the worst possible times. This was by choice. A good friend of mine was a Satellite controller and worked a civilian like schedule of 4 days on and 3 days off and didn't go anywhere.
 

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WELL SAID:

" can't complain about the military. Some people think that idiots join, that is true, but it's equivalent to what you'll find in a "civillian" job."

Pretty much true. MANY service members are in college, college graduates, or headed there after their time in.

"I worked on electronics as a component level troubleshooter so the idiots were few
and far between."

What do you know, my secondary MOS was 39E; repair of Night/thermal vision, inertial guidance, PADS, Chemical detection equipment and other good stuff.

"The benefits were good and I signed up for the college fund when I joined($30g) Made really good friends while I was in,"

Those benefits paid for my education, and those friends got me where I am today job wise, and I hae helped others in turn.

"didn't like the way some things were run cause they were outdated, but considering the benefits and the money I am receiving now, there is no doubt I would do it again."

I would too. But yes there are some annoying damn things in the Army. A subordinate of mine got an article 15 for not having the drip pan under the truck while washing it at the wash rack with high pressure water hoses. One of my least favorite things is retro active leadership. This is where your boss observes you doing something and then instructs you to do that very same thing as if it were an oriinal idea, this way he can "lead" you.
 
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I don't think the military would take me. . . cancer in remission for a little over a year. :rolleyes: :D
Plus I'm too old for the crap. 18, 19, just moved out from the rule of the parents, OK I can see that, but 24/25 having lived on my own, in my own house for almost 4 years? No way.


Anyway, back on subject:

The best motivator is a large monthly payment.

Ain't that the truth. :D A guy I know told me that. . . he was a real estate agent (owned the agency) who has two houses, two BMWs (early 90's 325 - wife's car, '99 740iL - his car), a porsche I think, a Jeep, a ski boat I think, and a Cessna to fly between the two houses. :rolleyes: Talk about a large monthly payment. Cheeerist.
 

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the point was made "now is not the economy to be quiting a stable job in". you are sooo right. Thats is the only reason Im still here.
I couldnt handle millitary service, while I respect those who do, it is not for me. But all your points are valid and good.
I have just had a string of jobs that I though wouldbe fantastic, and great careers. The first one went bankrupt, and this one is like being someones bitch.....
 

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Yeah I hear ya on the job thing ..mine sucks badly..my coworkers suck,my boss sucks,the pay sucks(especially when you dont get a raise b/c of a coworker lying about stuff) The only thing I do like is the patients that come in...(I am a medical receptionist) they all know me by name and they are always nice to me...I have been trying to look for another job for a while but its hard around here unless you want to work a minimum wage job...which I dont.


my job<--------:stinky:
 

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IM getting real burned out at my job, there is no recognition for hard work, no employee respect and very little communication of what is expected or how to do things. Im a pretty good self learner, and pretty fast at picking up concepts and skills.
Lately I have had a REAL hard time getting anything done, let alone going to work....I need help!
Now is not the time to be jobless....so how do YOU stay motivated at work?
dude shawn this is EXACTLY how i feel right now, i am not really making any more money then when i left pep boys for my current job(a year and a half ago)and i make $2 more an hour...the benefits started out the same but have skyrocket in price to the point that i make about an extra $30/month(BS!!!) i get NO credit except when i screw up that is where i really shine(never get thanked for all the problem cars i do sort out that no one else wants a part of) i just keep telling myself that someday someone will realize what i can do. Until then i'm not risking it cause i can't afford to be unemployed. It's hard staying motivated when your boss that you do work for blames all his mistakes on you, it's also hard to advance yourself when you have someone who's afraid to get involved in something teaching you what to do. I am a great self learner, give me the manual and i'll figure it out no problem, but unforturnately that does not happen where i work, they want it fixed right in 5 minutes so i am SOL on the learning. I think i have reached the peak that i will @ my current dealer. Oh yeah i got re-embursed from pep boys from ASE cert's as well as a raise for every 2 completed...no such deal at my current dealer. They won't even pay for the testing let alone give you a raise, they only mention them when you are asking for a raise. Yeah so i know how you feel man, i'm there too. Found myself listening to alot more techno/trance/house lately as well.
 

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Someday I will open my tuning/race shop. Then I can use all my past experience with employers and treat my employees right.....
But thats is years off still, and the last thing Im gonna do right now is leave a stable job in this shite economy.
Hang in there Jeremy, someday we'll be recognized for our efforts, till then , crank the tunes and keep thinking "f&^k you boss man"....
 

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I just wrote a real long post that I am not going to post because, it sounded like my dad. Bottom line was...If you don't know what you want do do with your life go into the military. In the Air Force, only Basic Training was a REAL pain in the ass. With any intelligence you can keep out of the dangerous stuff and you will never have another expirience like it.

I know you said you couldn't handle it, but it wouldn't hurt to look into. Okay...I do sound like my dad.
 
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