Not everyone wants to be the boss … some of us just want to survive and be happy
Frustrated with my job? ..no
Annoyed by my superiors? ..no
Unsatisfied with my salary? ..kinda
I am a 32 year old male employee at a locally owned IT company. This job has been my only job since leaving school and I’ve been permanent for almost 11 years now.
My highest educational achievement is an undergrad degree and my yearly earnings is under 140K before taxes and deductions.
I am married, my wife also works and we have an infant baby. I consider myself to be somewhat contented with my current job, this is not meant to say that there isn’t room for improvement. I have not actively sought out other job opportunities for as long as I can remember.
My resume has not been updated in over 5 years.
I think i’m mostly comfortable in my current job because of the niche position I am in where I am not responsible for a department but I still don’t have a supervisor or manager over my head.
Sometimes this makes me feel out of place like I don’t belong to any department but other times I’m happy it is the way it is. I’m respected by most of the other employees because of my knowledge and experience but I’m also harassed for help often by those same employees.
My monthly earning is probably my only issue.. Like who wouldn’t like more money?
But I believe the extra income I wish I earned is modest as it simply allows for a more comfortable simple life that I envision.
A life where I can pay a mortgage for a simple future home, pay the bills and maybe, just maybe get to put aside something towards a family vacation.
I also value my personal time. I often wonder about trying to get some extra income aside from my job but the time I would have to put towards that would take away all the little time I get to relax in the evenings.
Am I wrong for feeling this way? This is totally opposite to the “be your own boss” goals that the professional world encourages.
I simply want to work my 8-4, earn a good salary, and go home to play with my baby or watch tv.
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