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Do you ever get bored/want to be outside office job

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Do you ever get bored/want to be outside office job

Do you guys ever get bored/wish you were doing else in your office job, especially when you doing the same thing over and over again. How do you guys deal with this?

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Work from home. Excercise. Try to be grateful and hold onto healthy relationships.
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EEE2 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 3:42 pm
Do you guys ever get bored/wish you were doing else in your office job, especially when you doing the same thing over and over again. How do you guys deal with this?

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Had this issue, quit, went into the trades, make 3x the money with way more time off, healthier, and haven't looked back
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Jan 13, 2017
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EEE2 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 3:42 pm
Do you guys ever get bored/wish you were doing else in your office job, especially when you doing the same thing over and over again. How do you guys deal with this?

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Sometimes I wish I was doing something else. But, salary keep rising. Don't really want to give up and start all over from the bottom of the chain and make peanuts.

I just use the money and buy things for myself or go on a nice vacation.
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Depends on your role and industry.
While I have a "desk job, I'm out of he office at least twice a week visiting the customer and out and about in the labs and production floor giving tours.
During her summer, there's plenty of golf tournaments :)
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Shark828 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 7:08 pm
Sometimes I wish I was doing something else. But, salary keep rising. Don't really want to give up and start all over from the bottom of the chain and make peanuts.

I just use the money and buy things for myself or go on a nice vacation.
I hear and read this frequently.
Why would you start at the "bottom".
In my industry as a Senior PM, we have head hunters looking all the time to bring us in directly into a Senior role.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 9:11 pm
I hear and read this frequently.
Why would you start at the "bottom".
In my industry as a Senior PM, we have head hunters looking all the time to bring us in directly into a Senior role.
I will need to go back to school if I want to switch from office job to trades or something unrelated. No experience and start from scratch.

One possibility is to make a lateral move but most roles don't fit me well. Angry Face
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Shark828 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 9:59 pm
I will need to go back to school if I want to switch from office job to trades or something unrelated. No experience and start from scratch.

One possibility is to make a lateral move but most roles don't fit me well. Angry Face
Oh, a completely different field.
If you're still fairly young, I would encourage you to join the trades.
One of my suppliers is a precision metal fabricator and they have a hard time filling in roles that pays as high as $30/hour.
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EEE2 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 3:42 pm
Do you guys ever get bored/wish you were doing else in your office job, especially when you doing the same thing over and over again. How do you guys deal with this?
Get a different job?

You may want to to try something very different.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 10:10 pm
Oh, a completely different field.
If you're still fairly young, I would encourage you to join the trades.
One of my suppliers is a precision metal fabricator and they have a hard time filling in roles that pays as high as $30/hour.
34 still fairly young? How would I go about finding out what is in demand in greater Vancouver?
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jmomccxx wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 12:34 am
34 still fairly young? How would I go about finding out what is in demand in greater Vancouver?
I'm not too familiar with Vancouver's job market. There's definitely demand for trades and if you're good at sales; it's the capital of Canada for exotic/supercars.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 1:14 am
I'm not too familiar with Vancouver's job market. There's definitely demand for trades and if you're good at sales; it's the capital of Canada for exotic/supercars.
I'm not good at sales. I work at Canada Post right now but looking to retrain into something else.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2018 10:10 pm
Oh, a completely different field.
If you're still fairly young, I would encourage you to join the trades.
One of my suppliers is a precision metal fabricator and they have a hard time filling in roles that pays as high as $30/hour.
30 an hour? Pffftttttt not even bother waking up to goto work for that kinda money. I mean it's okay when your starting but once you go up, you leave that behind and go for better
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tmkf_patryk wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 7:56 am
30 an hour? Pffftttttt not even bother waking up to goto work for that kinda money. I mean it's okay when your starting but once you go up, you leave that behind and go for better
I'm not sure why such a cocky remark; considering you don't even know the entire compensation package such as benefits, vacation, bonuses, matching contributions etc...
Toot your own horn all you want, as I'm sure the next guy is saying the same thing about having to wake up and do your type of job when they are making more in a nice comfy office.
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jmomccxx wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 1:15 am
I'm not good at sales. I work at Canada Post right now but looking to retrain into something else.
It's very dependent on your personal lifestyle.
My only word of wisdom is don't get too comfortable, as opportunities will pass by.

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