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Need Advice: New Job not what I thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anita Picard Dec 10, 2012. 16 Replies

What if you're unhappy in your job in this economy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emi Whittle Apr 17, 2009. 3 Replies

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J. Jones commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post '10 Success Traits You Can Adopt In 10 Minutes'
"Love it, thanks for the great reminder/advice."
Dec 11, 2012
Anita Picard replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"J. Jones, Look at this as an opportunity rather than a challenge.  You are not trying to fill the other person's shoes, you are assessing the state of the organization and where it needs to go from here.  Part of your assessment…"
Dec 10, 2012
J. Jones replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Thanks. That's my plan :) I'll reassess after a year and shoot for two."
Dec 10, 2012
Janina Rey Echols Harrison replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"A lot of excellent advice from many people.  I have walked into this many times.  I actually became very good at going in to jobs where there were big problems or someone left unexpectedly, fell ill, had an accident.  My first…"
Dec 6, 2012
Bernadette Luncsford replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"You have recieved alot of great advice already so I will leave you with this: If you feel unhappy and decide to leave the position - suck it up for at least a year - do your best for a year. a) after a year your perspective may change b) it will…"
Nov 30, 2012
ANN CATHERINE GRAHAM replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Yes, I know how you feel.  I am in a new job myself and it's nothing I thought it would be.  I am a secretary working for the Fed. Gov. in New Orleans, LA.  While I am happy to be home, the job I am in is nothing of what I was…"
Nov 28, 2012
J. Jones replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Wow, thanks everyone for the excellent advice. It's always nice to hear from those who went through the same thing or have had a similar experience at some point in their career. I agree that I need to take one step at a time and try to…"
Nov 28, 2012
Dean Turner liked J. Jones's discussion Need Advice: New Job not what I thought
Nov 27, 2012
Mariann Cook Andrews replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"I've worked with local governments for many years and the situation with your predecessor sounds so familiar. A city or county government starts with one clerk who takes care of all the administrative work. As the city or county grows, the…"
Nov 27, 2012
GovLoop replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Check out Frank D - Framework to Managing Your Career - http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/happiness-is-a-balance There's a great section on DOOM loop and sounds like you are in a good spot where you like what doing but not quite good…"
Nov 27, 2012
Stephen liked J. Jones's discussion Need Advice: New Job not what I thought
Nov 27, 2012
Stewart F Gwyn replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Every job has seasons. Every job has grand plans. It sounds as if you arrived in peak. Find out if you are in a peak delivery or when your next audit controls set and get a head of upcoming events. Give your staff a chance to become great, you may…"
Nov 27, 2012
Robert Bird replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"One thing a good friend of mine told me years ago is "Train yourself; don't wait for your employer to train you." What he meant was to take an inventory of your skills/abilities and, if you see something is lacking then go get the…"
Nov 27, 2012
Dennis Snyder replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"I agree with Scott.  It sounds like you have identified and tackled the largest and most pervasive issue, and you should take comfort in knowing where to focus.  "The longest journey starts with a single step", and you now know…"
Nov 27, 2012
Meredith Mengel liked J. Jones's discussion Need Advice: New Job not what I thought
Nov 27, 2012
Karen L. Jones replied to J. Jones's discussion 'Need Advice: New Job not what I thought'
"Even though it seems like an extra burden on top of the everyday things you are trying to accomplish, document the high-level gaps that you are finding (e.g., no written procedure for tracking payments, etc.).  This document will help you in…"
Nov 27, 2012

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Current Title:
Budget Analyst
Current Agency or Organization
City of Kansas City, MIssouri
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Master's in Public Administration - University of Missouri Columbia
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism - University of Missouri Columbia
I work for the government because:
I believe in a public service and delivering key services to citizens on a micro level.
My favorite public servant is:
Barak, of course...John Franklin is a close second.

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