I never knew how it feels not being happy with your work till I was working for Yahoo but as they say nothing is permanent but change, I left Yahoo and moved back to India. Yes, it was a big move. I had few problems getting used to this change. As my brother says “What differentiates human beings from Dinosaurs is adapability” , I adapted myself once again and I was fine . I got used to everything like traffic, climate , system but not to the professional world here. I had pretty bad experiences with the companies here during interview process itself. I had offers from IBM, Google , Gauavus but I finally decided to join Tribal fusion. Its an ad-network company. This company was nice but somehow I was never happy there. I never felt that satisfaction with my work. Everyday I used to have crib sessions with my parents. I told my manager and even the CEO that I was not happy with my work. No action was taken till I told them that I want to resign. Now it was too late. I had two options: either like what I am doing or do what I like . First option was no more an option then. I could have joined some other company but it was pretty likely that I will again feel the lack of professionalism and might not be happy with my work.
I have seen two extreme cases. In Yahoo, I was so happpy with my work that I would never think of leaving that job. In tribal fusion, I was never happy with my work.I had some special attachment with Yahoo. Even today I feel very strongly about Yahoo. Even today I read everything about Yahoo. Even today I feel very happy when Yahoo does well. In tribal fusion I got attached to the people there but could never get attached to the company. May be because it was a short span. On my last day in Tribal Fusion, I was somehow very happy unlike my last day in Yahoo. Now I realize how important it is to be happy with your work since we spend most of the time there. It really affects your mood. If you are happy with your work , your productivity automatically goes up. However if you dont feel good about your work your enthu,energy, productivity goes down which is not at all good for you and for your company.Money is definitely important but equally important is that you feel happy and you dont have a sad face when you reach your work place.
I talked to quite a few people as to what they feel about their work. Most of them are not happy with what they are doing but unfortunately they don’t know what will make them happy. Its like they dont like what they do and also dont know what they like to do. We start feeling thats how life doing a job is.I am glad that I knew what I would like to do. Since I had only one option left i.e do what I like, I decided to start my own venture. Right now I am developing a web-appilication.I started off small. Hopefully it will grow big with time . It was again a big move. Its altogether a different feeling. Its great working for yourself. There are lotta risks involved. But I look at it as a fool-proof game. There are good chances that it will work out and even if it doesnt work out, I would have learnt a lot in the whole process and then job opportunities will be there as they are now. At this point I don’t know about the destination(Success or failure) but I will surely enjoy the journey. Since now I am doing what I like I dont get tired easily
There are lots of people who want to start something on their own but mostly its the fear of failure that stops them. We are somehow scared to come out of our comfort zone.We often get plagued by questions like “How will I manage my finances? ” , “What if I fail ? ” , ” Will I be able to get a job again ? ” , ” Can I really do it ?” , “Is it worth it ? ” . I am very glad that I could leave behind all these questions and could finally start something.
Are YOU happy with your job ???????
“Best you can do is to give your best”