How unfulfilled do you have to feel before you decide to quit your job in a bout of massive apathy? My bosses tell me I’m working to help people raise money for programs that are worthy causes, and I suppose that is true in the sense of helping kids play sports and go to camp is generally a good thing. But it also seems absurd that a kid’s sports team needs to fundraise at all, or that a Boy Scout has to pay $500 to go to camp, and all sorts of other things.
But set aside the ‘worthiness’ of the causes, and what am I doing? Convincing people to buy a product so they can sell people mediocre quality products that they either don’t need, or will make them fatter. And doing customer support/technical support for people who are generally very dumb, rude, or greedy. (Yeah, dumb is a bit of an exaggeration, some people are just technologically resistant.)
Sometimes I think that I would have been happier at GameStop still, at least there it was a product I actually cared about. How in the world do I deal with this every. Single. Day? I don’t, that’s how. My apathy skyrockets for this job almost daily, especially since the company’s policies regarding updating the websites actively make my job harder or cost me business.