The good-on-paper Job
This crap job is a bit like that guy you broke up with last year: he’s perfect—in theory. He’s cute, funny, and clever, but the spark isn’t there. This job is much the same. It ticks all, or at least most of the boxes (it’s in a field you studied for, impressive job title, decent pay...), but in reality, it’s boring and doesn’t leave you fulfilled or motivated. It’s easy to feel guilty for classifying the Good- On-paper Job as a crap one, but if it’s not for you, don’t feel pressured to settle.
“The good thing is that in a job like this, you learn to balance your life,” says Woodward. “Because if the job is a bore, you don’t have to work 10-hour days. You could take an art class at night, or an exercise class in the morning. Or find a new job!”
Observing other areas of the firm may open up other careers. Perhaps while your marketing role leaves you uninspired, the