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Shooting for...the Trees?
Does your dream job include visions of taste testing ice cream or traveling for a fashion magazine? Or does it look a bit more like a consistent job that doesn’t bother you so much?
According to this Wall Street Journal column, people’s dream jobs are increasingly less…dreamy. People would consider themselves to be in their dream jobs if they had most of their needs met and they were somewhat content. For example, one woman who was profiled in the piece said her current job would be her “dream” if her commute were shorter and if people would put their dishes in the dishwasher. Hey, it’s her dream, who are we to judge?
It’s still worth examining if our goals have been lowered somewhat, and why. According to a recent Gallup poll, 90% of Americans say they are somewhat satisfied with their current jobs. People could be feeling this way because of the bleak economic outlook, or maybe it’s just about getting realistic about one’s prospects.
Do you find that the current market or other factors have forced you to redefine your dream job? [Wall Street Journal]