Is it destination envy or a real problem?
May 8, 2012 9:42 AM Subscribe
Do you have dysthymia? How do you deal with the constant dissatisfaction part of it, specifically as it relates to careers?
posted by nubianinthedesert to Work & Money (5 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I am medicated so the sadness, anxiety and constant fatigue portion are bearable and most days, non-existent. What doesn't seem to go away is the constant need to change things. I am happy with my relationship and happy with the city in which I live (for the most part. I'd like more friends but that's another Askme).
But I am 16 months into a job that is only fine: It pays well, stressful some days but not overly so. Good work/life balance. Nonetheless, I'm bored a lot and find that I am always, always looking for a new job or a change in career. The job I had before this one lasted one year. I left mostly because I couldn't both eat and pay rent on that salary.
I have a reasonable idea of what I'd like more from in a career: I'd like to do more writing in any form, I'd like a bit more people-interaction and I'd like to work in an industry that I feel a bit more passion for. Nonetheless, I'm afraid that even if I got those things, I'd still be dissatisfied.