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(Some Guy)   New study finds half of university graduates are "often bored at work." Too bad the bakery isn't as exciting as your medieval poetry seminars, brainiac, now's the time when we make the donuts. GBTW   (dailyrecord.co.uk) divider line
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2006-07-27 01:14:55 AM  
Umm, maybe it's because some of them should have pursued the trades rather than going onto university.
 
2006-07-27 02:11:30 AM  
Most of my peers are university graduates, and yet most of my peers are idiots.
 
2006-07-27 07:13:04 AM  
Hmmmmmm. Donuts.
/Damn. Now I have to have a donut.
 
2006-07-27 09:43:09 AM  
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2006-07-27 09:44:43 AM  
I'm bored at work right now. It's a stepping stone so I deal with it.
 
2006-07-27 09:46:13 AM  
Nearly everyone gets bored at work at some point.

Most jobs don't provide constant stimulation and most jobs require some measure of "infrastructure" or "administrative" related tasks that eat up time as well.

You deal with it and move on.
 
2006-07-27 09:46:55 AM  
Thanks for Fark, I'm never bored at work.
 
2006-07-27 09:47:33 AM  
Nicely done, submitter!

Let's GO, Philosophy Majors!! Those little paper hats used in fast-food restaurants aren't going to fold themselves! CHOP CHOP!

/Bored? Fap at your desk!
 
2006-07-27 09:47:34 AM  
edumacated popel suck
 
2006-07-27 09:47:37 AM  
monty666 wins.

Every time I hear a news story where people are crying about cutbacks in government funded scholarships, I think about what a big business the College Industry has become. This country would be better off if we followed the example of the rest of the world and produced *fewer* liberal arts graduates.
 
2006-07-27 09:48:05 AM  
I used to work in a bakery, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies....
 
2006-07-27 09:49:14 AM  
I figured as much.
 
2006-07-27 09:49:25 AM  

2006-07-27 09:44:43 AM loabn

I'm bored at work right now. It's a stepping stone so I deal with it.


FTW! Thread closed! The biggest reality to slap me in the face was around my early 30's when I realized.. I'm just like my parents...end of story.. Go to work, hate your job, get bored, go home, kids scream at you, then go to bed...nothing to see, move along.
 
2006-07-27 09:49:26 AM  
I don't get bored at work. That's what FARK is for.
 
2006-07-27 09:50:18 AM  
I'm an undergrad bored with an internship. I've put more hours in on Fark than actually working. Hope the people here at **** ****** dont read this...
 
2006-07-27 09:50:36 AM  
That headline is funny. My manager, Marv, thought so to. But he still wants me to be more proactive in my time management spectrum. He's totally not mad, though. Marv is the coolest. Wacky necktie Thursday was actually his idea. Can you believe that!?
 
2006-07-27 09:50:42 AM  
Quitcher biatching and make my damned double-shot latte.

/College = the new high school
//Liberal arts degrees = toilet paper
///You don't need a degree to succeed, but no one wants to talk about that.
////slashy\\\\
 
2006-07-27 09:51:58 AM  
You know what....

FARK YOU SUBMITTER!

/I feel better now..
 
Cuw
2006-07-27 09:52:40 AM  
Internet has the word intern in it. That must mean I should browse the internet while at work.
 
2006-07-27 09:53:27 AM  
Can someone say "credential inflation?"

/thank you American Public School System, ya dumbasses
 
2006-07-27 09:53:45 AM  
Liberal arts degrees = toilet paper


I was with you until then. It's just arrogance, to claim that a liberal arts degree is toilet paper. In fact, it's a throwback to when we were actually *in* college and all the kiddies in different degree programs were making fun of each other.

Get over yourself. You're wrong, and you're bitter that you can't understand teh artz.

/ and your kung fu is weak
 
2006-07-27 09:54:09 AM  
Work sucks. That's what hobbies are for.
 
2006-07-27 09:54:19 AM  
You poor, poor hippies.

I hear the Marines are looking for a few good...ok, yeah, you'd never qualify.

You could be all you can be in the Army...right, right, we really don't want YOU to be all you could be. That's nasty.

You could Accelerate Your Future in the Navy...right, afraid of sharks and won't wear white after Labor Day.

Um...Air Force? Don't want to get hemmhorroids from sitting behind a desk all day, ok, I can understand that.

Well, the only thing left is the Texas Air National Guard. Yeah? Sounds good?
Ok, let me find you an application form and a crayon.
 
2006-07-27 09:54:43 AM  
I think it's a general lack of challenge and direction. You come to work, you diligently learn your duties. After two weeks you learn how to procrastinate until the very last minute and then rush through them all in just the nick of time. Then you complain to your boss that you're barely getting through all this crap he's dumping on you, and get your workload reduced.
 
2006-07-27 09:56:09 AM  
I have an honours degree in bioethics.

Yes, I'm a philosophy major.

These days I'm a journalist. Although having a degree in ethics makes me something of an outsider in this industry :-P

I never kidded myself about my degree. I knew it wasn't exactly vocational, but (as the enrolment counsellors will tell you) it's all about how you use it. The skills I learned in research and logical argument have come in very handy in my job now. Invaluable, in fact.


I did do my time pouring beer, though ;)
 
2006-07-27 09:57:03 AM  
2006-07-27 09:47:37 AM Otto_von_Prawn
This country would be better off if we followed the example of the rest of the world and produced *fewer* liberal arts graduates.

That is retarded. Universities should be made up of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences colleges, and that's it. Students need to learn how to think. The majority of the knowledge and skill sets for most of the "vocational" majors, like business or accounting are learned on the job anyway.

Yes, liberal arts majors will be bored working at a bakery, but so would anybody else. There are undoubtedly other factors that landed them in that job.

Read this fantastic article recommending the study of philosophy rather than an MBA...
 
2006-07-27 09:57:34 AM  
I gotta say, I actually really love my job. I don't find it boring at all (although there is enough downtime for me to post on fark from time to time).

It's really all about finding a job that suits you, with the right pacing and the right people.
 
2006-07-27 09:57:41 AM  
maybe im just a n00b but...

what the hell is GBTW?
 
2006-07-27 09:57:44 AM  
If you have a Liberal Arts degree then you just wasted a few years and A LOT of mommy and daddys money.

theSignPost My kung-fu was weak (other thread)... I am ashamed and should fall on my sword... But, I am getting caffinated now and my Fu is getting better!
 
2006-07-27 09:57:48 AM  
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Job that are fun to do don't pay as well
as difficult jobs because people WANT to
do them. You have to pay people more to
do jobs that are unpleasant, tedious, or
difficult. More at 11...
 
Jha
2006-07-27 09:57:50 AM  
Like I always say


"It's funny cuz it's true."


/America was better when it wasn't a bunch of liberal pussies
 
2006-07-27 09:58:34 AM  
kicksmile
Hey buddy, Mr. Rosenblatt stuck his neck out for you to get this gig. My nephew Josh was chomping at the bit for this internship. Instead he's been working his butt off with that traveling magazine subscription group. We haven't heard from him in weeks.
 
2006-07-27 09:59:28 AM  
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2006-07-27 09:59:30 AM  
i hate myself and i want to die
 
2006-07-27 10:00:03 AM  
I never get bored ripping off college educated morons who can't do even the most simple of construction tasks. I really like charging them three times what a contractor pays for my services. It becomes a little game... How much money can i get this moran to pay me and how shiatty of a job can i do for him LOL. You big headed college people are funny.
 
2006-07-27 10:01:03 AM  
If work was fun, they wouldn't call it "work" and pay you to go.
 
2006-07-27 10:01:08 AM  
D.C.hild

You are a noob. Get Back To Work!!!
 
2006-07-27 10:03:07 AM  
Computing Engineering graduate, I work in computer engineering of field. I enjoy every minute of it.
 
2006-07-27 10:03:07 AM  
Umm, maybe it's because some of them should have pursued the trades rather than going onto university.

I'm an engineer and I'm habitually bored at work. being bored is part of work as I figure it. The writing of a report isn't glamorous and isn't the most exciting in the world. Since my reports are worth from $2,000 to $20,000 for the company, and we pump out 90-120 of them between the 3 of us per year, I'm not going to complain.
 
2006-07-27 10:03:37 AM  
If work was fun, they would not pay us to BE here.
Geeee, all this hate for people with a college degree.
 
2006-07-27 10:03:52 AM  
Jesus, what's with all the headlines written by cranky old men lately?

[image from rammerjammeryellowhammer.com too old to be available]

"GBTW and GOML! Shoulda majored in hat repair like me!! MEEEEE!!!"
 
2006-07-27 10:03:59 AM  
Contrary to "popular opinion", not everybody is wired for college, or the jobs that seem to "require" a college degree. I know plenty of auto mechanics and carpenters who make good money doing things they like. Nothing sucks more than going to a job you hate.
 
2006-07-27 10:05:14 AM  
stirfrybry

I never get bored ripping off college educated morons who can't do even the most simple of construction tasks. I really like charging them three times what a contractor pays for my services. It becomes a little game... How much money can i get this moran to pay me and how shiatty of a job can i do for him LOL. You big headed college people are funny.

Wow. Bitter much?

It must suck to go through life jealous, dishonest, and bitter.
 
2006-07-27 10:06:27 AM  
ffacker, You have been spying on me?
 
2006-07-27 10:06:35 AM  
I use my time at work to learn handy magic tricks and card sharking.

I've actually had a bit of a guilt complex over the last 4 or 5 months because I realized I didn't do much of anything at work. I feel better now though because I used my downtime to get an MCSA and MCSE.
 
2006-07-27 10:07:50 AM  
Judging by my own experience, and the experience of non-work colleagues, the number-one reason people are bored at work is because they don't have enough to do.

I've been begging for work to do here, but my boss is giving me insanely easy deadlines. A week for a research project I can do in a morning? Two weeks for campaign reports I can program in a day or two? Come on, boss.
 
2006-07-27 10:08:05 AM  
TheSignPost
Hows that ramen taste man? Liberal arts are a waste of time, they have classes that try and justify thier value to society. To me society could continue with out painting, drama, and especially dance. I love art and think its great, but honestly its nothing more than a hobby.

/goes back to salt titration
 
2006-07-27 10:08:29 AM  
Every job that pays well has some price to pay. If you do labor, it's the physical exertion and occaisional pain. If it's a desk job it may be boredom. If you work with kids it might be aggravation.

If a job had no down side people would do it for free or very cheap and it would pay lousy.
 
2006-07-27 10:08:56 AM  
This thread is a real treat to those of us that managed to succeed and didn't waste the money on "beer skool".

/real artist
 
2006-07-27 10:09:02 AM  
I've heard a lot of guys I grew up with say the whole, "College people are stupid, I bet they wouldn't even know how to dig this here ditch if I handed them this here shovel."
This is usually followed up a few years later with, "I wish I could get worker's comp for this broken wrist. Disability says I can still answer a phone, so they denied me."
 
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