I have never worked for a company, punched a clock or had someone (other than my wife) to report to – job wise – since I graduated from college. I’ve owned several businesses and been in sales. Some of these jobs have provided great experiences, fun times, and a real feeling of job satisfaction.
My wife and I opened a bridal store 6 years ago. It’s been a challenge to say the least. Bridezilla is not just a word they’re real…and mothers can be even worse.
I’ve dealt with problems in my other businesses. I’ve had employees from hell, demanding customers, and product problems. Bridal is worse. Add to that mix a wife who is very creative, (actually designs wedding gowns for an international company) is fantastic at purchasing beautiful gowns for the store – but has never been involved in business before – has no employee management experience – has never had to meet payroll, or accounts payable – and I’m married to her!!!
I’m committed to a couple more years, and then we’ll sell it!
As I’ve looked back over my careers, businesses, etc. I guess I’d have to say that about 2/3rds of the time I’ve been quite happy to very happy about my job.
How do the rest of you feel? Do you really love your job? Are you just marking time until the right job comes along? Are you frustrated? How do you really feel about your present employment circumstance?