Do u feel like ur just treading water at work, or do you hate your job, or love it?

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    Feb 23, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Ive been at my job for over 4 years now, and while I'm almost done my Apprenticeship and will soon be a full fledged Journeyman, I cant help but feel like I need a change of pace. Whether its the company i work for or the job itself, somethings not right. Granted having a trade is a smart thing in ever changing economies, but I feel like I'm just treading water. My boss gave me a warning today about my performance, and while I hate underperforming, im finding it very hard to be motivated to do better. Ive been looking at other jobs/ careers should it come down to it, but the only ones that interest me require more training to get into. So, any opinions? Should I throw caution to the wind, and say screw it to this career and pursue another, or should I stick it out till im done my apprenticeship at the end of the year? Anyone else going through something like this?
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Yeah, I've been trying to switch careers for the past couple of years. But the shitty economy isn't helping. So I'm gonna stay put until things get better.
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Don't quit now... get your certificate first then do what you want. It's something to fall back on if you ever need it in the future.
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Staying too long in a dead-end is a waste of life. If you can get significant credentials in the near future, finish it out. But be looking for the next thing. Don't be afraid to take a leap of faith when the time comes. Everything will work out. Eventually.
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    My job is a bore. I'm planning to leave it in the middle of next year for the Navy. After service I'll earn my second bachelor's and get licensed as an EMT, then I'll apply for a law enforcement position.

    I could apply for law enforcement now, but I want to get a degree in a science like physics and chemistry, and I don't see how I'll be able to do that given an officer's work schedule.

    But I am grateful that I have a job. Especially one where I can listen to music with my earphones and do the work pretty much uninterrupted.