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sbrow601
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11/12/2013 | 5:15:03 PM
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I wish I had the energy to navigate the political nightmare that IT has become in the Obama age. We all want to believe we're getting somewhere and that at least the people we serve appreciate us but often (REALLY, REALLY often) we're not. IT is seen as a cost not a way to enhance business. I wish the retirement time was within my reach. After 30+ years in this field I don't think I've ever seen management that is more self centered. Someone has to figure out why there is no comraderie anymore and what replaces it. As they say in baseball; Just because you put 9 men on the field , it does not make them a team.
hob2
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10/17/2013 | 6:26:28 PM
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Sometimes, disgruntled is good. When used constructively, it can be an agent for change/innovation.
BubbaIT
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10/17/2013 | 6:08:33 PM
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Disgruntled = a sad, sad life...

Embrace the flow. Embrace the churn. Most of all, embrace the opportunity to truly do something different, something possibly even better, that what has gone before. There are no guarantees that what you do will work, but then, there never have been. Accept the entrepreneurial reality, and run with it.

I'm old enough to be susceptible to cynicism, but that's just too close to disgruntled for me. So, at an age when I should be thinking of retirement, I am trying to find new ways of doing old things, better, more inexpensively, more productively.

Run!
RobPreston
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10/17/2013 | 4:13:12 PM
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Amen.
Becca L
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10/17/2013 | 1:12:05 AM
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In some environments hard work that bring tangibe results and a fun workplace can make you enjoy your job, even if the effort you're putting in seems to outweigh the salary and lost opportunities from working long nights. It's one of the signs of "loving your job." Over time, as you're realizing you aren't making good use of your gym membership, haven't slept in in months, and so on, a good day becomes a little worse, and the disgruntled times because more frustrating. Suddenly that job you loved loses it's luster. Time to move on, if you can, to something less.. disgruntling.
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10/16/2013 | 10:05:33 PM
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YES.
Laurianne
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10/16/2013 | 6:57:01 PM
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"Paying it forward" is another way for IT leaders (or any leader) to create satisfaction and counterbalance the toughest parts of work. You will have a big impact on many good people if you create opportunities for them to grow and rise.
MarciaNWC
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10/16/2013 | 6:26:34 PM
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Being disgruntled sure is a self-defeating way to work. Plus there are too many people without jobs to be disgruntled if you have one.
Drew Conry-Murray
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10/16/2013 | 12:45:19 AM
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Thanks for the reminder that life is short. Don't waste time being disgruntled!
Shane M. O'Neill
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10/15/2013 | 9:53:33 PM
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It's Ok to be disgruntled at times, but it's not Ok to accept being disgruntled as your lot in life, and it's really really not Ok to ENJOY being disgruntled. I've known some people who are THAT kind of crazy....
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