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zonereyrie
Restlessness
I'm not very good at doing the same thing for a long time. I get bored, I get restless... When things get routine for me, I get easily distracted. During my career I've moved on a number of times - I realized a few days ago that it looks like Cyphermint will soon be the longest lasting employer I've had. I was with Xylogics only ~10 months before I took a much better offer from Livingston and moved to Cali. Livingston/Lucent is my longest lasting position, I was there about 2 years, 6 months. Then I was with GTEI a bit less than 1 year, 11 months. I actually quit at the end of the first year, after 11 months and I'd accepted an offer from Allaire, but got talked into sticking around for a new role for the next year. Then I was with Event Zero 1 year, 3 months until the second round of layoffs. I had a three month contract with Experience.com. And then I was unemployed for 16 months, with small contracts here and there. Until Cyphermint, where I've been for 2 years, 3 months. It is hard to believe, time has flown. Sometimes I feel like we've been working flat out the whole time. Lately I've had a little itch of restlessness. I don't know why I get that. It seems like when I get settled in some place, I get nervous or something.

I am: contemplative contemplative
Current Media: TiVo: City Confidential

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Comments
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: February 6th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
It might be that you get bored easily and you like adventures/challenges. My parents are like this. They have described the same feeling you are feeling. My mother didn't stay at a job more than 2 years or so through most of her career. Both of my parents seem to like a change about every 6 to 8 months. They moved back into their house in Holden MA about 6 months ago after spending 2 years living in Maryland and now they are planning another trip. There is nothing wrong with needing adventure and change. :)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: February 6th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You might also want to consider the fact that a lot of those jobs sucked.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 7th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm coming to the depressing conclusion that, to paraphrase an old WAAF add: "All jobs suck. Some jobs just suck less."
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: February 6th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
*raises hand*

Hopefully in 2 years I won't be sick of my bead store. :-)
From: dirkcjelli Date: February 7th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Is grad school a potential diversion? (It's certainly one which, in principle, you can start out part time before diving in full time).
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