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Finding a "Good Enough" Job


October 21, 2010

Sonia Dabboussi



posts 394


Finding rewarding work can be a big challenge for someone who's gifted.  In the beginning, and especially when you're in, or fresh out of, school you'll tend to take just about anything to make a few extra dollars for yourself.  But in the long run flilpping hamburgers probably isn't a very rewarding choice.

Ideally everyone would do exactly what they love, living their life passions every day.  But for some that isn't possible, or there just not ready to do what it takes to get there yet.  So if this is you, what do you do in the mean time?

Find a 'good enough' job.  One that pays the bills and that doesn't drive you insane in the process.  If you can find something that's OK and that gives you a lot of extra time in the evenings or on the weekends you can get through your life for the time being with money to get you by and still have time to explore your passions in your free time.

What 'good enough' jobs have you have and what made them good enough?

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November 25, 2010




Good enough jobs for me would be ones that have some variety at least, and preferrably ones that deal with people.  Jobs that deal with people by themselves change often because people are always different.  As long as the job isn't insanely repetitive, I suppose it would fall into the good enough category.

You know, the job would have to be with positive colleagues, too.  Working with unhappy people makes it hard to stay positive.  There are enough challenges with being gifted that being around tons of negativity would tip the scales toward the don't-choose-that-job side pretty quickly.

November 26, 2010



posts 37


I guess I have lower standards because I've been a stay-at-home-mom for the past 7 years. lol

A good enough job for me, *at this point in my life*, would be something where I could get out of the house, work with adults, (any adults will do), and get paid enough money to pay for the nanny/sitter to watch them while I work 🙂 So basically working to pay for child care.

I actually really loved my job as a supervisor at a huge drugstore because of all the people I'd meet and talk to on a regular basis.

Then again, I really loved my job as a medical librarian too, which involved me being surrounded by books and journals, photocopying articles for doctors here and there, and the rest of the time reading medical journals. 🙂

I am not desperate enough to do a job that involves calling people on the phone, though.  That is my nightmare. Yuck.

November 27, 2010

Sonia Dabboussi



posts 394


I think you've hit the nail on the head when you said "A good enough job for me, *at this point in my life*". What constitutes a good enough job for you today might not necessarily be what will be a good enough job at some other time in the future. And that's absolutely OK. As a matter of fact, I think that's another one of the exciting things about being gifted – that we don't have to stick to one thing forever. We're creative, adaptable and innovative, and always ready to try our hands at something new.

Being able to describe what you don't like is sometimes an amazing way to figure out what you do like. So knowing you don't want a nightmarish telephone job brings your one step closer to identifying something a little more daydreamy, wouldn't you say?

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November 30, 2010



posts 37


Oh yes, for sure. I find that describing in detail what I hate, and then flipping it, is much easier than figuring out what I do want. Weird, I know.


No idea if this is a just because I'm easily overwhelmed and have to sift through all the thoughts and stimulation. *shrugs*

Regardless, it works for me and I love it, so I'm sticking to it for now 🙂

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