A misleadingly ambiguous thread title for a thread that's about me. Unless of course, any of the following strikes a chord with you too, in which case - jump on board There’s been some ongoing personal issues that I have in relation to the world of work and careers. Given that the Bit-tech boards host a veritable kaleidoscope of beings with diverse opinions (outstandingly well-reasoned a reassuringly high proportion of the time) but often shared interests I thought it might be worthwhile if I were to put the following on here and invite comment in case there’s others like me who have experienced similar. I am male and 31 years old. I am not, and never really have been, a work-oriented or career person. I don’t think I’m lazy, I have just found it hard to find paying occupations that sustain my motivation. I have a reasonably strong education background and obtained a 2:1 BSc easily at a popular university. Whenever I start a job I tend to make a really good impression for the first 6-12 months before getting disillusioned by the amount of stuff I have to subject myself to that, for brevity purposes, I will term ‘soul destroying’. As a result my attitude to the work degrades and any professionalism I may have had tends to walk out of the door, never to return. Whenever I get to the point where I decide I should try and address the issue by becoming more professional and more professionally effective (e.g. at networking and ‘championing success’ (i.e. bullshitting til I’m sick) I keep coming back to the same problem: all of the things the books etc. tell me I need to be do not marry up with how I am and, were I to commit to trying to become them, would probably break me irreversibly. I have trouble visualising myself as the type of person that 'gets on' in the world of work. Am I destined for life as a drifter, posting bloated messages on internet forums when I should be working, and I just need to accept it, or is there another way?