I Dont Think We Are Defined By Our Jobs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    Totally!

    I completely agree with the title of this group! I work at a storage facility, and it doesn't define me at all! Each person chooses for him/herself what defines them. Granted, a career may define a person. That is a definite possibility, but not a job, unless you're...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2008

    Defined By Our Jobs

    No effing way!  People cannot be defined by their jobs.  There's crooks in every field. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 31, 2011

    About Lawcrossing

    Established in 2002, we are one of the oldest Internet “job boards” around. The quotation marks are because of the fact, that we are not just any other job board, but a job research company. We specialize in tracking down legal industry jobs from all over the Internet and not...
    lawcrossing lawcrossing
    36-40
    Jun 25, 2013

    Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    I've known corrupt policemen and animal-loving butchers. We are certainly not our jobs.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 7, 2010

    Well Not Most People ..

    I think if you love your work and it is your passion then it does in part define you. But most people I know are not passionate about their work and they would give it up in a jiffy if they were able to I would for sure ...  
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Oct 17, 2008

    I Hope Not!

    I guess some people would like to be defined by their job, if they had a cool one, like "Secret Agent" or "Astronaut". But for me, I have no desire to be defined by my job. Even though it pays well and is convenient with my anxiety disorder (I get to work...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 12, 2009

    I Really Enjoy My Position At Work, But I'm Definitely Not My Job

    I think about this dilemma each day. The how's and why's regarding how our work life affects our sense of self. Yes, I can get meaningfully and intensely absorbed with work. Almost as if I become a new personality; the team-building, problem-solving, work-loading 9-5 person that...
    2Buddies 2Buddies
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 7, 2010

    Know That I Can Do Better

    I am not really happy in my current job -- just "celebrated" my one-year anniversary. Three years ago, I was making twice as much and not having to work as hard as I am now.  My current employer is a Fortune 500 company with 70,000 employees, but I'm just not seeing any future...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Jun 30, 2012

    I Turned Down A Safe Job

    Today I turned down a job. With regards to how the economy is, some people might think that's a bit crazy. And I do feel uncertain about life. But I don't want to work somewhere that I feel uncomfortable and don't fit in. I don't want to cover up who I am with a suit, and use a...
    tinysnowflake tinysnowflake
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2013

    Exactly...

    I used to work as a journalist and in a social setting would get snide comments, such as 'watch what you say in front of her' in the most random of conversations.  I would smile as though I had never heard it before - truth being, when I was off-duty, I very...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 18, 2008
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