I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I have career envy.
There’s this guy I know who had a spectacular career, made decent money (wasn’t rich), and now has a pension that would make a working person jealous.
In retirement he makes more than many people will ever make during their career (especially in this economy).
Actually, it’s not just one person who I’m jealous of, there are three people who come to mind immediately when I think about this.
Sometimes I wish I could just have a nice corporate (or even government) job, with a nice comfortable salary, terrific benefits, and know I’d be there for a few decades, to retire and be set forever.
Like those three I sometimes think about. What would it be like to never worry about the next paycheck, or a health insurance issue….
The irony is I know some people who are in that situation – nice corporate (or government) job, with a nice comfortable salary, terrific benefits, and a hope they could be there for a few decades, to retire and be set forever.
Actually, that’s not necessarily true…. everyone I talk to in that situation is worried about where they’ll be in a few years.
And as we talk more, they share with me that they are envious of me.
Because I own my own gig. I work from home. I am free to do what I want (speak, consult, write books, make cool DVDs, etc.). I won’t ever get laid off…
It turns out that we both have career envy, of one another.
Isn’t that ironic.
One of these days I’m going to figure out how to be happy with what I have.
How about you?