Post # 1
I’m just curious who else is in this boat. I essentially have nothing to do but am saving up money right now so I can’t leave. How do you deal? Every morning seems like hell for me, and the days seriously drag!!
Post # 3
i quit! so i’m no help there. i cried, i talked to both of my bosses about it so they would be able to help me out as much as possible and try to relieve some stress, but there was nothing they could do. so i quit.
Post # 4
I just saw your comment on my post! I’m so sorry for you and I can SERIOUSLY relate! Honestly, I don’t know how much advice I have since I’ve just been miserable–this light at the end of the tunnel is really helping for me, though. As soon as I found out I was leaving, even though it’s still a few months away, I was better able to deal with getting up in the morning to come here. Can you set a deadline for yourself? Like, I’m going to be out of here by _____? Are you looking for other jobs? I think the only thing you can really do is start looking while you’re still employed so that you can make a smooth transition from one job to the next. I’m so so sorry!! ((HUGS))
Post # 5
I found something else I want to do. Of course that makes it worse because now i can’t wait to do something else. but i don’t HATE my job with a passion, I just hate that i could see myself doing it in 5 years. It’s ok for now. I’m doing it. Try to remind myself it could be a lot worse (ie more travel, 50 hour work weeks, lower pay, etc). My days are super draggy, too.
Post # 6
Oh and i do agree that it is more tolerable now that I have a goal to reach for. It was harder when i was like, “well here i am and I don’t know what I want to do”. Now it’s like “here i am…FOR NOW”
Post # 7
I take a walk. Or have a cup of tea. Or drive home (I live 10 minutes away from downtown), pet my dog, and go back when I feel better.
Post # 8
I don’t particularly like my job, but it’s ok. I find two things keep me going:
1. Switching projects as often as I can. I try to work on three different kinds of things in a day. It usually rejuvenates me enough to push through.
2. Post-its. Seriously, I think of wedding stuff all day long (I have a pretty mindless job) and write it down. I have gotten so many of my best ideas from, well, work! I write down things I need to get accomplished, etc. Same with any parties/get togethers I’m hosting, any trips I’m taking, any new outfits I need, planning meals for the week, etc. ANYTHING is better than thinking about my job, so I will plan/think about/get ideas for all kinds of stuff.
Today was invites. I daydreamed up some mock-up invites in my head. Also, dinner: I played the “what can we make out of the limited stuff we have in the house” game!
Post # 9
And when it gets really bad – I go to the gym and have a glass of wine when I get home. Probably not the best coping mechanism, but after a really awful day, it does the trick!
Or start looking to see what other options are out there. If there’s nothing going on at work that you need to go, that gives you a lot of research time to look into other opportunities!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I am in this position but with the economy, I don’t think I can really leave. I’ve applied over the last year to different places, had several interviews, but nothing ever panned out. I’m just looking to grad school now, hoping after 3 years there the economy will improve… or I just lose 3 years of experience and pay increases. That’s possible too.
Being an adult can really suck sometimes 🙁
Post # 11
I really do not like my job, and I’ve found the past few months, when it’s gotten worse, my wine intake has increased substancially. I hate saying it, but it helps 🙂 I almost quit a few times, but it would be a huge financial strain for us if I did. I know I would be happier, and the hubs was supportive, but I decided to keep pluggin’ along for now.
Post # 12
I’m in your situation and I’m probably no help because I’m still at my job. I can’t really quit right now because I’m the one that carries out benefits. I just look EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for a new job. I have to say, though, it’s hard because I don’t know what to do with myself!
Have you read this other thread about getting a Work board? http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wanting-a-workjobcareeremployment-board It would be great to have one to talk about these kinds of things there!
Post # 13
It’s just so frustrating! I want to leave by summer, but the days aren’t going by very quickly. 🙁 Grrr!!! It just feels like such a waste of my time and by the time I go home, I am drained and tired and useless!!!
Post # 14
I, too, am bored with my job. But like you, it’s only temporary — until after our wedding and we start looking to move. But at least we get plenty of time on Wedding Bee all day!!!!!! 🙂