I got my first real job with a paycheck when I was seventeen. Yes, in a fast food restaurant. I liked the fast part and the food part. That was about it. It did not take me long to realize that I didn’t want to work where it was hot and loud. I didn’t like being on my feet for hours and hours. I decided to work with my brain. I went to college and got a couple of degrees. Yes they did improve my workplace options significantly. What helped me more than anything were the experiences I gathered from every job I had.
Do not look at any job or employment as permanent. Some are lessons that we use as stepping stones to get to where we want to be. Look for the lessons and the opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge.
The thing is, humans need to feel like their work makes a difference in this life. If not they suffer burnout and stress.
but….wait, work is fun?
It can be fun, rewarding and make a difference in the lives of others. Take those experiences you learned at any job and use them to discover something you truly love to do. Something that makes life on this planet better for all of us.
You make work fun. It is all in how you look at it and how you do work.