Nope. Not me. I couldn’t be happier!
Up to date equipment, relaxed artistic environment, cool co-workers, and a state-of-the-art recording studio being built in the room next to me as I write this.
However, for the less-fortunate, I offer from MSN Careers:
Six Signs That You Should Run – Not Walk – from Your New Job
1. You ask your new boss for supplies and she hands you a No. 2 pencil and legal pad — and nothing else.
2. You were shown to a cubicle your first day of work, given a company manual and haven’t been spoken to since.
3. Every time you tell someone about your new job with the company they raise their eyebrows and say “Really? Wow… good luck with that.”
4. After two weeks on the job, you are already halfway to becoming the employee with the most seniority.
5. You answer the phone while the company’s secretary is away from her desk and find that the voice at the other end is a collection agency calling for the third time that week.
6. You notice that every day for the last five days, at least one person has run crying from your boss’s office.
Now, I realize I’ve promised a short while back to be a kinder, less vicious person, who doesn’t trash past acquaintances and places of employment…
But well, um, I have a “friend” who recently used to work for a job that had many of these signs (1,3,5 and an less-exaggerated 6). And I can’t help but feel bad for the person (who’s getting #2 in abundance) that replaced me… uhm, I mean my friend.
While it’s understandable why people have a duty to their family to hold jobs down that make them completely miserable… I’ll never understand why they’re not at least looking for a new one.
Remember my theme from last year:
“You can’t be King of the world if you’re Slave to the Grind”.
What jobs have YOU had that fit this criteria, and when did you run screaming from it?