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Anyone have those moments when you start envying any occupation other than your current job?

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For some reason I always envied hot dog cart operators.

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In high school/college I worked at a fast food restaurant in non-management and management positions. Clear daily tasks and to-do lists, division of labor, instructions (orders) from customers usually 100% clear, you worked hard and delivered a product the customer was happy to pay for (unlike say legal services), and you left it all behind you when you walked out the door. Heck, I even liked most of my colleagues.

I would go back to the burger kitchen right now, if they’d pay me $80k. (A significant pay cut.)

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Same here - I worked at a high-end clothing store and while it was mind-numbing at times, the overall vibe of being in a happy environment was ideal. As opposed to now when every email is a crisis.

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No. I have a great job

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My secretary retired last year and I only semi-jokingly asked her to take me with her...

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As much as I love my job, when it's sunny out and I'm inside, I too get jealous of groundskeepers. If only they'd let me do my job outside during the summer. Stupid confidentiality rules.

Grass is always greener. I have felt envy for everyone else when I worked fast food as a teenager (and would have given anything just to be out there doing things like my customers), and feel it now as I work like mad on nights and weekends and can’t make any plans to do anything. Always is good/bad.

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