For the last 6 years - I have been working in higher education and I do believe strongly in higher education. I like the face to face interaction with students and parents, but not has much as I would have liked. I've worked at 3 different universities in 3 different offices.....
My problem is I have deep hatred and contempt for the entire office culture career, the politics, the fake friendly people, the sneaky downright devious types, people backstabbing and withholding information. I can usually disguise my hatred and contempt for about 2 years max, and then its on to the next job.
Not just people, but often so many of these places are honestly in chaos - there so many problems, and things to fix, bad management, people simply not doing their jobs properly which has a knock on impact on your job, there is a feeling that everyone is just playing the system, working in their own self interest and not being really being efficent - DOING FAKE WORK!
Plus the simple lack of management, and lack of decent opportunites. so what happens is you get stuck doing crappy work, and hey presto you have wasted more of your time, just mopping up crap work for others.
To date the only thing which has kept me going is my competitve nature - the desire to be better than others etc, but its waning as I get older - not sure if I have will to keep it up for another 20 years or so.
I need other options to play with, office jobs are just too limiting and boring, and your always walking on eggshells around senior management. it gets fucking so old sometimes
I Could just about put up with a job if I was earning something else on the side, like a business.
Project Management, and Planning Certification?? Maybe a masters degree?? in what tho?
A Business, but seems so difficult, and where to start?
I thought about starting to create websites, for passive income - but this seems to hit or miss, not really a definite money maker.
My dream is to come into work - making money on the side with a business- and just sit there smiling at the conceited prickss we have to tolerate in your average office job.
While at the same performing better than them at your Job, and rising up the career ladder.
The only way to beat those cunts at work is to simply move up the ladder