The idea of looking around for something new and different is pretty scary to me, since I generally enjoy familiarity and stability in my life.
This is the same way I feel. My job satisfaction is...so-so, I guess. I work with some pretty good people, and our company is kind of spread throughout the country, so there are many that I never even see or talk to. I have recently been given the opportunity work from home (since my work is online), and I have come to enjoy that pretty well. On the bad side of things, I have been here five years...still waiting for a raise....and I have been through 5 rounds of firings/cutbacks. I am happy that I have been able to make it through each time, but at the same time it is tough seeing so many friends come and go. But, like the quote above, I like familiarity in my life....and to be honest a part of me is sort of "scared" to do something different. I do always keep an eye on things in the job market, just to see what is out there, but I have the feeling I would have to go back to school to find anything decent. I have a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology (which I don't work in at all now), and that degree is somewhat worthless around here in Nebraska. I wish I would have been able to see that better in college, but I didn't. Plus, my wife has a great job, that she really enjoys...so we don't really want to move either. Anyways, I guess I would say it isn't perfect...but things could be worse too.