Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

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Poll: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end" (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"?

  1. Yes (13 votes [56.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.52%

  2. No (6 votes [26.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.09%

  3. What is a "means to an end"?!?!? (4 votes [17.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

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Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:53 PM

I got into this discussion with some people at my co-op placement, it actually became an interesting conversation. There appeared to be a correlation between earning's and answers; i.e. Higher meant a greater chance of yes, Lower a lesser. I highly doubt this is always the case; I thought this would be an interesting poll either way.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:33 PM

My current job has nothing to do with programming so I say Yes. I'm aspiring to be a professional programmer then open my own firm. My salary is OK for a guy that doesn't have to pay bills.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:41 PM

I love my job, and honestly wouldn't mind working for my current employer for a long time to come. I can basically set my hours, choose my languages, and do whatever I want so long as I get the job done.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Unless one is rich and works for the sheer fun of it, all jobs are means to an end.

The end being to keep a roof over my head and food on the table.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:43 PM

I love my job. Not so crazy about some of the people.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:15 PM

Yes. Easy.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:55 PM

Yes, all of them are means to the same end- roof over head + bills paid + food on table.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

I promised myself if I ever came into a lot of money and was secure for life I would still work.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:16 AM

considering my current "job" is an internship, I would have to say yes.
don't really intend to be stuck down here the rest of my life.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:40 AM

I don't have a job. I win :D
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:31 AM

Do you consider your lack of a job to be a means to an end? and if so, what end? :P
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:33 AM

It might have been more accurate to ask if you consider your job a "stepping-stone" to something better.
I have an internship with a company that I like working for, they are very large, so the ceiling is high, and I never have to deal with tight resources, so I would say yes in that because this is an internship obviously it's a stepping stone, but no because I would happily work for the same company for the forseeable future.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

I'm currently employed with a company who pays me decently and treats me fairly. However, I don't see myself staying with the company for an exceptionally long time. People are often looking for the next thing, I'm sure I'm no different.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:52 AM

A lot of people are like that, not me. Some people move and change jobs constantly, trying to get a better deal, but they're always the new guy, trying to work their way up.
I prefer to stick with a job and rise through the ranks from within. The longer you stay in the same place, the more value you have as an employee. As a brand new employee, even with a degree, you're not worth all that much, especially to a bigger company, because you still have to learn all the internal workings and processes that go on there.
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Re: Do you consider your current job a "means to an end"

Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:57 AM

Usually when someone says 'means to an end' I've interpreted it as meaning there is a bit of exclusivity to it. That it's the only reason you're doing it.

Yes I work at my job so that I can gain more experience to move forward in life, and so that I can pay my bills and the sort. I have many selfish reasons to be working my job. But they aren't the 'only' reasons I work this job... so I say no, it's not a 'means to an end'. I just happen to like working so I do... and that goes for nearly all jobs I've ever had. I take pride in it even if it's what some would call a shitty job.
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