What is a real job anyway? The traditional definition is a 9 to 5 job. Some will say a “real job” means getting paid to do a job you really do not like. The definition has since become blurry.
In the past, a real job meant you went out and got a job that paid your bills. This real job meant you conformed to the same schedule for 5 days a week, had a boss, and set uniform of sorts.
Times have changed. Yet, still many seek out the traditional real job, only to discover signs it wasn’t meant for them. You may be discovering these same signs.
Set Schedules Annoy You
A sign you should not have a real job is when you get annoyed with waking up at the same time from Monday to Friday. Fridays feel like you are freed from jail and Sunday nights leave you depressed about returning to your prison cell in the morning aka. The real job!
Not everyone was meant to have a set schedule in life. Some need the variety of working different hours of the day and night. They also prefer having days off instead of the set Saturday and Sunday weekends. It gives them a chance to experience many types of real jobs.
Hatred for Commuting With a Passion
Those who explored online jobs from home realized that driving to work, taking trains and a bus was not for them.
Some believe it is time wasted that could be time spent making money. Others just prefer to have a work-life balance that allows for real jobs online while taking care of the home.
Connectivity, phones, and websites all help people work real jobs from home. And when the workday is done they don’t have a commute home. This allows for spending time with family and maintaining the home.
Life Behind a Screen Is Too Boring
Real jobs today involve looking at screens of all kinds. If you are sitting at your screen right now, and you resent the fact that you are looking at a computer screen, this may be a sign.
For all the advancements in technology, online jobs from home are still real jobs. These real jobs online are still considered work. You still get tired, hustle and work hard, but the way you do it is much different from real jobs in the past.
If you do not enjoy sitting behind a screen all day, it may be a sign you were meant to work with people face to face. Perhaps, you were meant for a career in hospitality, the creative arts, customer service, tourism or travel. These are real jobs, too, but the schedules and workload can vary greatly.
You Hate Having a Boss
Some people, by nature, are certifiably unemployable. They seek out a real job in the belief “that is the smart thing to do” without realizing they prefer autonomy. They like being their own boss (and bosses find them difficult to work with).
The reality is being your own boss is still a real job and a pretty tough one. You are not an employee, but you may need them one day.
If you simply think you should be running your own business, and know you can do something better than anyone else, by all means, go for it!!!
A sign you hate having a boss may just mean the only real job you need is the one you created for yourself!