The only thing I like about my job is the paycheck. I don’t like my clients, my client’s industry, the work, or my agency. I am ambivalent about my coworkers. Some seem like nice people, some not. No one knows this however. I am a big fake. People think I have passion for “the work”. I don’t. ☹️

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By this age I’ve realized it’s not actually my job or my clients or my agencies that I’ve hated. I just hate work but I like getting paid 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I imagine this is not unlike people in many other jobs, particularly blue collar jobs that are just plain old hard work. We just aren’t as comfortable admitting it in white collar/professional jobs as much.

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I’m not so sure advertising is a white collar job. Just because you wield a Wacom tablet instead of a shovel doesn’t mean you’re not working in a digital coal mine for relative pennies in what ultimately amounts to a dead end job that won’t be there for you the minute you hit 40 or the business takes a nose dive.

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I’m not unhappy necessarily. I made this career choice, I do my job well, and I’m paid well. I use that money to do things I enjoy and support my family. So I can’t complain. And don’t. But I do have moments of just being tired of pretending.

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Are you me?

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A lot of us have felt this way before and are feeling it now. For me it was a signal to start looking for new opportunities.

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I think a lot of people are here too... accountants, consultants, you name it. I'd say we are always thinking if we can do better than here and now.. and maybe we can, but we're here now, aren't we? Let's make the best of it.

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Hello me

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