Isaac Schmitz
over 6 months ago
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How can I overcome regrets over settling for a low skill job?

After months of job searching I took an entry level maintenance job which I’ve had now for about 3 months. The hours and pay are okay but I keep thinking that I’m wasting my education and potential. I fear being stuck here for the next 10 years with no career growth.

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Dave Matt

Hey Isaac, I think everyone at one point or another has felt the way your feeling now. Try not to get stuck in the moment 3 months and 10 years are two different things. If you're working hard and doing a good job thats something to be proud of.

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Kelly Baird

Isaac, Everyones gotta start somewhere right? If you think you are overqualified for the job you have, use that as motivation to show just how talented you actually are. Complete all of your tasks to the best of your ability and go that extra mile. You never know who could notice and what opportunities may come from it!

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Phillip Gonzalez

There's a learning experience in almost every opportunity. Look for other career opportunities where you are 1st. Ask about management training positions and advancement but if none exist then keep looking and continue to do good work where you are.

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Irene Taylor

Isaac, don't forget how it felt to be unemployed. Be grateful for the job and the paycheck, work hard, and keep looking if that's not the ideal career track for you.. Just Don't Quit!!!

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Jeffery Tolman

Maintenance is not a dead end job, it is an ongoing career. With the new ways to produce energy, education will be a must to stay ahead in this field. Find your weaknesses in the field an study, study an change company's, or stay and move up. Whatever you decide it should be something you enjoy doing, after all life is too short......

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Jim Henk

First off, I'd say don't feel bad about feeling bad. That kind of pain is what is supposed to spur us on. You're quite right if you feel like you've settled, and there's more. You just need to answer the question - what does 'more' mean to you? Better lifestyle, I hope. The goal and dream, rather than the way you get there. Now ask what's going to get me there, find a good mentor, and buckle down and get it. You may need to stay for a while doing what you don't want to while you're making transitions, but that's temporary. Settling is fine if that's where you've decided to stay. For me, that's the mind stepping into the grave, just waiting for the body to follow.

Bottom line is this: if you don't want to settle, then don't. Make up your mind, and MOVE!

Good luck.

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Tybee L. Mcfarland

Remember your worth and that you can advice within time. From the bottom to the top

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Todd Roy

Isaac, I'm dealing with kids do of the same thing, 3 years ago, I was a lead carpenter /assistant superintendent for a commercil builder and had a stroke now I'm a,janitor it stinks but something will come along keep the,faith

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