It's not you, it's me working for you
January 6, 2013 9:34 AM Subscribe
How can you tell when it's you or the job?
posted by girih knot to work & money (16 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm about four months into my first real professional career job (previously I've worked varying levels of service jobs) and I'm immensely dissatisfied. I've been suffering from a bit of seasonal depression, though, and I can't tell how much of my dissatisfaction is based in my depression or based in the actual work & workplace. My instinct is to get out of this job and find something else, but I'm worried that if it's just me, I'm never going to find a job that satisfies me, and that picking up and running every time I'm dissatisfied is going to hurt my long-term career returns.
What sort of objective factors do you look at when you evaluate how satisfying your workplace is?