Job: Expectations vs. Reality According to Gallup’s World Poll eighty-five percent of workers worldwide admit to hating their jobs. What is the reason for such a high number of the dissatisfied? The answer is obvious – present working conditions absolutely differ from what we are expecting, from what objectives and dreams we are setting. An average teenager before entering any college or university creates a clear picture in his mind towards the prospects of his future career, environment, schedule, etc. He/she is moving forward to this goal, despite the fact that it is only imagination, which deals nothing with current situation in our country. The most frequent stereotypes concerning job are flexible hours, available time off, high salary, friendly staff, and patient boss. It sounds like the job of your dreams, which exists only in a parallel reality as nothing is perfect to such extend. Is it your first day at a new position? Will you be met with a deep honor of your colleagues? Will you initially impress everyone with the scope of your skills and ambitions? That is the willingness of everyone who is trying to broaden some views and start the entirely new episode of the life. The actual state of all these things is reverse as you are to gain reputation only through sustained laborious thinking and creativity. You hope to become an integral part of the community, to get acquainted with real professionals and to apply everything you have already learnt while being a student. Unfortunately, the first thing you are to realize is the lack of practice, sometimes even knowledge, harsh deadlines, pressing working hours, being up to the ears in work, and no bonuses at first. Another pressing issue of nowadays is the strict schedule with inflexible hours. All of us dream about working at our convenience while having the opportunity to meet personal needs and assignments. In this case only freelancing is considered to be the exception as all those state positions require your constant presence at the working place with no right for time off. The question concerning current salaries and perks is not worth discussing as there are only two ways to get the expected reward for your efforts: either to become an individual entrepreneur or to be the member of any international community with specific foreign currency. All the above is a cruel reality of today’s world, which is to be changed with the help of our united power. We are the residents of a potentially up-and-coming country and struggling for own rights and freedoms should be the first objective towards a successful future. Once I heard a statement by Bob Nelson: “People may take a new job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition”. That is the first step we are to take – to understand that all those harsh conditions are only an obstacle, which in the long run is able to show us the genuine example of a dream job. High salary and flexible hours will become your personal bonuses for the prolong contribution to the work that is your passion. Only the job that brings you pleasure and moral satisfaction will be the handing help while overcoming the challenges on your path while climbing to the top of the career ladder.