Is variety the spice of life? Things can certainly heat up under the effect of shift work. The changing shift schedules of a work ‘day’ amplifies every employment issue. Coping with shift work demands a particular character type, one who is good at planning and can go with the flow that often goes against the current.
Forced to work overtime and expected to work through your lunch break: when is it ok to say ‘no’? Just as long as the job gets done,” the boss will say. But with so many jobs, the work is of an ongoing nature and hence the job is never ‘done’.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your job, that it feels too much like ‘hard work’ or just plainly ‘unexciting’? Do you find yourself waking up at night thinking about work? Do you dread that alarm going off in the morning and then dragging yourself out of bed to go to work?
The excitement of being told you “got the job” and then actually starting it is quite a scary prospect. We have so many thoughts racing through our heads – Can I really do this job? Maybe I am not as qualified as I thought? How will I make sure people like me? How am I going to survive this?
Do you have a ‘personal brand’? Yes! Whether you are aware of it or not, everyone has a ‘personal brand’, and hence it is essential that you are able to set yourself apart from everyone else. Concentrating on your personal brand, will benefit you- whether you’re looking for a new role or you want to secure a promotion in your current job by impressing your boss.
Moving on to a new position or taking on a new career path is never an easy decision to make. However, feeling dissatisfied at your present job, despite trying to improve the situation will only cause tension. Understanding whether moving on would be in your best interest is key to a solution, whilst evaluating why you wish to move on and whether a change in job or a totally new career is what you really need.
Is if for you?
“We feel ourselves that what we are doing is just a drop in the Ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the oceans would be less because of that missing drop” – Mother Teresa.
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