I FEEL LIKE I’M UNQUALIFIED FOR THE JOB I WAS HIRED TO DO. WHAT CAN I DO TO PROVE MYSELF?
JR: I feel like this sounds like a movie with Anne Hathaway. That got a 94% on Rotten Tomato. What a treat. Wait, what are we talking about?
JW: My rule is, whenever I’m feeling vulnurable (especially at work), I always ask for trial by combat. People usually leave me alone after that.
JT: All you can do is give it your best. I think the best thing for your sanity would be to communicate and ask a manager or someone on the team to answer any questions you might have.
I’M DECENTLY HAPPY WITH MY CAREER, BUT I FEEL LIKE I COULD BE DOING SOMETHING MORE MEANINGFUL WITH MY CAREER. I’M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THAT WOULD BE, BUT I’M WONDERING IF IT’S WORTH THE RISK. SHOULD I TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH?
JR: My guess is your guess of your guess of what your job should be. I think I just broke my brain.
JW: Being decently happy with your job is a big win! But if you think you can do better, remember what Karl Marx said: “In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.” Make sense? No, didn’t think so, and neither does communism. Stay with your good job until you have a better plan in store.
JT: Knowing you might want something else is step one. While you determine what exactly you might want to pursue, I would hold it out just a little longer. Or, maybe if you’re “decently happy” then research ways you can make yourself even happier at your current position.
I’VE HAD THE SAME FRIENDS SINCE COLLEGE, AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM, BUT I’D LIKE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE. WHERE CAN I GO TO MEET NEW FRIENDS?
JR: Facebook groups seem to be the way to go. Pretty soon you’ll be taking really graphic photos with TMI questions you have, and then you’ll get 86 comments full of friends! If that doesn’t work, take a selfie and post it with a quote about feeling fierce and independent.
JW: I felt the same way, so I downloaded a bunch of apps to meet my next best bro. So far this app called Grindr has been a goldmine. All these dudes want to be my new best friend. I’ll update you when I start meeting up with them next week.
JT: There are plenty of ways to meet new friends. Join a networking group. Start taking workout classes. Sign up for a recreational sports league.