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Example: Matthew always wanted to be a college professor but is working as an accountant instead. He hates his job but has to pay bills.

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An interesting example there. As an actual college professor, I can tell you that the job (at least a full-time position) can be very hard to obtain. I know many, many people who work as part-time instructors in academia. Many float from school to school, teaching a few classes here and there, all adding up to a schedule that is much longer than any full-timer's and usually without any health insurance or other benefits paid by any of the schools they teach at. Most of them love the work, but many stop after a few years, because it's impossible to earn a decent living at the job they love. I am very fortunate to have full-time academic work and earn a decent (if not great) wage with full benefits. Most people in the field aren't so fortunate.

Life is like that sometimes. You don't always get the job you want. If you're truly miserable, however, try to find other work. I've been stuck in jobs I hate, and it isn't fun.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Example: Matthew always wanted to be a college professor but is working as an accountant instead. He hates his job but has to pay bills.

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An interesting example there. As an actual college professor, I can tell you that the job (at least a full-time position) can be very hard to obtain. I know many, many people who work as part-time instructors in academia. Many float from school to school, teaching a few classes here and there, all adding up to a schedule that is much longer than any full-timer's and usually without any health insurance or other benefits paid by any of the schools they teach at. Most of them love the work, but many stop after a few years, because it's impossible to earn a decent living at the job they love. I am very fortunate to have full-time academic work and earn a decent (if not great) wage with full benefits. Most people in the field aren't so fortunate.

Life is like that sometimes. You don't always get the job you want. If you're truly miserable, however, try to find other work. I've been stuck in jobs I hate, and it isn't fun.


Life can suck.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


zubbyzub wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


Example: Matthew always wanted to be a college professor but is working as an accountant instead. He hates his job but has to pay bills.

I


An interesting example there. As an actual college professor, I can tell you that the job (at least a full-time position) can be very hard to obtain. I know many, many people who work as part-time instructors in academia. Many float from school to school, teaching a few classes here and there, all adding up to a schedule that is much longer than any full-timer's and usually without any health insurance or other benefits paid by any of the schools they teach at. Most of them love the work, but many stop after a few years, because it's impossible to earn a decent living at the job they love. I am very fortunate to have full-time academic work and earn a decent (if not great) wage with full benefits. Most people in the field aren't so fortunate.

Life is like that sometimes. You don't always get the job you want. If you're truly miserable, however, try to find other work. I've been stuck in jobs I hate, and it isn't fun.


Life can suck.


the life out of you.
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the life out of you.



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Life would be too easy if you could find your dream job/ career by just sending a resume and calling it a day
Life likes to be a bitch
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Yeah I work. So what, but I will never stop Persuing my dream.

Anybody can be a doctor, or a computer engineer. Anybody can go to college, or university, but few people can actually say they are greatful enough to get paid to do something they love. All we can do is work for it.

If you hate your Job, at least you have a job, be thankful. If you hate it, save your money, prioritize, envision, and pursue.

Yeah I wake up every morning at 5am, so what? There are people out there who bust their ass more than me, and that gives me the drive to save money and buy the items I need to make my dreams a reality.

I didn't have the luxuries like everyone else, but I had a family that loved and cared for me, and always respected my dreams rather than what they thought was best for me.

Yeah I feel like I have a lot on my shoulders to prove something to them, but there is no other way I would live my life, there is no way I would give up on a dream for some stupid fucking excuse like the game of life.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Some people tend to work at places they aren't comfortable or happy at? Why? What is so wrong with finding a job you love and sticking with it? Why must we do things that make us unhappy or uncomfortable? Does life really make it hard for people to achieve their hopes and dreams?


Example: Matthew always wanted to be a college professor but is working as an accountant instead. He hates his job but has to pay bills.

I get that as humans we have to do things that we don't like but it doesn't seem right sometimes. The longer Matthew works as an accountant the more he forgets about his dream to be a college professor. Like me I worked at Walgreens and I HATED it but I stopped working there. Now I want to try my luck as working as a host for a restaurant. But I always wanted to work in a bookstore ever since I was young. Sadly that has not been easy. So I'll hold on to that dream until it actually comes true.

What I am getting at is should people do work a places that make them unhappy just to get by in life? What is so wrong with working your dream job as oppose to a real job?

What do you think?


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Typically it's money. The world may not revolve around the greenback, but it sure is a good brand of grease to keep everything running smoothly.
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People work at jobs they hate because people have to eat, have a house, buy clothes, and all that. Working your dream job would be nice but there are only so many job openings for rockstar astronaut dinosaur tamers.
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People work at jobs they hate because people have to eat, have a house, buy clothes, and all that. Working your dream job would be nice but there are only so many job openings for rockstar astronaut dinosaur tamers.


Rockstar astronaut dinosaur tamers?
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People work at jobs they hate because people have to eat, have a house, buy clothes, and all that. Working your dream job would be nice but there are only so many job openings for rockstar astronaut dinosaur tamers.


i always wanted to be a dinosaur tamer...
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Because no one else will hire them and they don't want to lose their house, car, and whatever else they have to pay for monthly
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Then you have people who were born into families who don't impart to them any skill but just tell them to go to school and do well and think nothing beyond that. Now that's a problem because one day those kids will grow up into adults with no sense of purpose and lack any direction in life. Which is why I believe at a very young age instead of dumping your kids into school and let the system take care of them engage with them and help cultivate their skills and impart to them your experience to help guide them through life.





This is so correct! This is what happened to me
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there is a saying "peer pressure is a biatch"... if you have asian parents, you know what I mean 2nd, some are more lucky than others on finding their dream job and some aren't so lucky......just find you a sugar momma, regardless what your job is, she can turn your bad day into good
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