Positive Dissatisfaction :-?
hmm ... this is another term used by the corporate management ... I spend time often evaluating how the management works and their tactics ... so this is another jargon they use ... but this is not a manipulative one but a metric ... rather a sought after characteristic I presume
okey ... enuough of beating around the bush ... now what is it?
how often do you see people quit their job because they do not like it? ... when given a task they fail to say they are not willing to do it ... so they mumble and do it ... n then dissatisfied with what they get to do they seek for another employer ... unless he's quite lucky, he lands up in a similar situation very soon
so why the rat race? what is wrong with it?
Quitting a job because you do not like it is the problem. By doing so you are running away from the problem, and the next choice is only made out of desperation and not rational. So why would some one quit a job he / she likes?
Funny, but what I mean being happy with a job is to do it with full heart to the satisfaction of you boss. The commandments of work does say - "don't be indispensable for the company". That attitude does not help in breaking established rules or the organization which can be easily broken.
Afterall a job is supposed to give you a personal life as well. When you are working in such a position, any decision made is most likely to ensure the continuum of the trend. For you realize your values well and are able to weight it all cogently.
Its repurcussions? If you'v made such a decision, then in most likely hood your current company does not have to offer that which you need. As in, money alone would just not be your motive, soit leaves you at a vantage point. And since you are happy, if it were something that the company could have offered, you would have just asked for it :) (thats what I did and it works magic).
So what makes the magic happen? Thats is what is called as "Positive Dissatisfaction". If you are dissatisfied with yourself or your surroundings for a positive cause, that is the road to guranteed growth. It reflects the spark deep in one's self.
Now you know what the statement "I quit because I hated my job" implies. Very unlikely he'd grow anywhere, or be satisfied.
Fortunately the last time I quit, it was because I loved that job so much that it hindered some personal things that I loved. Ha ha, do I sound cranky? So say many. But it works well. Believe me the positive mood brings the best in you and the organization.
So grow up now and stop complaining (I know I need to do it as well) ... change the world within your power and move on ... rather than running away from trouble until the same trouble springs elsewhere as well ... this sounds more like the "Human <-> Virus" analogy that smith gives to morpheus in The Matrix :)
A basic human tenet is - "Yeh Dhil Maange More" ... so are you gonna be a half filled beer mug with an urge to do more ... or are you gonna be a half filled beer mug who is morose struck ... no points for other answers :p
oracle: which one ... will be upto you ;)