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View Poll Results: Which would you prefer to work in for ~10 years, NFs?

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  • Interesting job, negative workplace

    11 17.74%
  • Tedious job, positive workplace

    25 40.32%
  • Must...vote!

    5 8.06%
  • Ten years? Ten years? Ten years??

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    Default NFs: interesting job in a negative workplace or tedious job in a positive workplace?

    All other factors being equal, which would you prefer? Assume the length of employment is considerable -- say 10 years.

    Edit: dammit, forgot to make it public. Oh well.

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    Haha, I voted "Ten YEARS!?!?" Can't imagine myself doing any job for that long. But if I had to, it would be the interesting job in a negative workplace. Stagnation is worse than petty irritation for me. And what can I say - assuming that I'm not going to be fired during this time, I wouldn't mind a little conflict with the people around me. Depending on the type of conflict of course.
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    It'll be 10 years in December. :-D

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    Voted "Ten Years?!" ... I think I am not meant to work for long periods of time. I even doubt if I am meant to work at all.

    For a short time I would do the boring job with nice people.

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    If I'm going to do any job 10 years it better be amazing.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    If I'm going to do any job 10 years it better be amazing.
    What he said.
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    I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I'd be better off in a tedious job with a positive environment at this point in my life (although it is an untested hypothesis). I actually did spend close to a decade as a graduate teaching assistant which was intellectually inspiring, but was a harsh, backbiting, competitive environment. Of course now that I think of that, it is a tough call. The intellectual aspect was inspiring to me and like food for my brain, but I had chronic headaches and muscle pain which periodically caused me to throw up from the intensity of it. I'm old enough now that I'm not sure my body can take that stress even if it is a more interesting/inspiring environment. My hope for the tedious job would be that I would have enough energy left at the end of the day to explore what interested me (or even do it a little on company time!).
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    If I were forced to choose, I'd pick the interesting job, with the negative workplace.
    I'm assuming "negative workplace" is referring to the social dynamic of the managers/co-workers, etc.

    I can handle spending 10yrs with unpleasant people everyday. Hell, figuring out what made each one tick in such a cruddy way would be interesting in of itself.
    I'd prefer that to spending X-amt of hours daily for a decade, performing mind-numbing tasks, surrounded by a bunch of optimistic, encouraging, smiley-happy-people.
    No contest.
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    Since I'm introverted, I'd pick the interesting job in a negative environment. I could self-generate motivation directly from the job itself, and shut out the negative environment somewhat. However, the positive atmosphere couldn't turn a bad job into a good job...
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
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    Costrin sees poll.
    Costrin sees poll is directed at NFs.
    Costrin notices he is not NF.
    Costrin decides he doesn't care and wishes to vote anyway.
    Costrin votes.
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