Post # 1
Who else hates their job? The reason I ask, is because a year ago I took a job right out of College that I thought was an excellent opportunity. When I started I was told it would be part time only for a few months, would quickly move to full time with lots of room for advancements. Well, it never quite made it there, even though I am praised for my work all of the time, am a good employee and a leader in the company, I am always stonewalled when I mentioned my employment status. This wouldn’t bother me so much, but the company I work for is a mess, the owner is a jerk, unethical (I work in the medical field so him being unethical is a HUGE problem for me) and generally looks down on everyone. He goes on and on everyday about how terrible we are, and how there is so much more we need to be doing. Even thought we are all stretched soo thin as it is. I am one of those people that cannot respect someone if they don’t respect me, and that is simply how I feel ever day, totally not respected. A lot of my co-workers feel the same and we all have a hard time coming in to work everyday. It affects my life, I’m having a hard time sleeping at night, I don’t feel fulfilled when I come home at the end of the day. I am looking for a new job, but living in Michigan, I’m finding it extremely hard, even with a bachelors degree. So, I guess I’m just wondering how many of you hate your job, but still go… and HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT?
Post # 3
hate hate hate hate hate it
as to how i deal – i drink, i complain, i relax my mind with herbal remedies, i repeat over and over in my head that it is called “work” and not “play” for a reason and that i’m only doing it for the health insurance and (meager) paycheck.
still doesn’t make me not want to rip my hair out most days, but i get by somehow. hopefully after the wedding when the health insurance thing is no longer an issue, i’ll have a little bit of leeway to get the f**k out of here and find a job i actually like.
Post # 4
I know how you feel. I really hated my old job. The environment was oppressive and our boss told us that some employees were stupid and slow and we were barely even allowed to look at our coworkers.
When we moved to AL last summer, I had to quit my job. I finally have a job offer that is pending now but it has been months for me to find something and I am halfway to my MBA. You just have to keep at it and you will find something!
Post # 5
You know, I really used to like my job when I worked at a clinic in my hometown in California. But now I hate it. Or I should say that I dislike it immensely. The therapist that I work with is a total jerk. I find it difficult to work with him a lot of the time. I’m thankful for the owner of the company and for my partner in crime co-worker. If not, I’m pretty sure I would’ve lost my mind by now!
The therapist I work with is obsessed with women. And he’s in his mid-40’s. It gets really old and very offensive hearing about boobs and butts and how he had girls forcing themselves on him, blah blah blah. I could go on for days about this. He also has a fierce temper and is never on time to work or he’ll leave early. He also practices unethically which is a huge deal.
I’m thankful for my co-worker and my actual boss… they help lighten the situation, though we’re all going through it.
Post # 6
I actually just had a meeting with an executive level manager at my company and told him i want a lateral move. I REALLY hated working in R&D. I actually planned on going back to school but uh, with DH unemployed, it’d be foolish as heck for me to quit my job and for us to go on zero income and zero insurance.
So, i had a meeting with said manager, told him exactly what I wanted, and poof, a new opportunity is in my inbox today. Networking and leveraging. What do you want to do? Hunt down a place you WANT to work, contact someone, and say “look i’m really interested in working there. What skills are you looking for?” And ask if they possibly forsee any opportunities in the future.
It’s about being proactive if you can. And, around here, we say “just” a bachelors isn’t enough-everyone has one! It’s partially the reason the job market is so darn tough right now! Lots and lots of qualified people. Give yourself an edge–maybe if you picked a masters, you could gear yourself towards something better? And start working on it? It’ll give you a goal and give you purpose possibly. Get trained in something!
Post # 7
It’s not necessarily my job but the boss. Some days (becoming everyday the last few weeks) she is just a cold hard biotch and I can’t wait to get out of this place. It’s to the point where DH says I should get another job and if she pushes 1 more time, I will be leaving.
Post # 8
I’m happy to have a job, but i absolutely HATE it. Oh gosh, I get in a bad mood thinking how much i hate it! I wish there was something else I could do, but there are no jobs right now!
Post # 9
there are definitely things about my job that i love…but i’ve hit a ceiling at it and i’m ready to move on. luckily, i am moving on–i’m going to grad school in the fall in a different field–so now i basically have a foot out the door and everyone knows i’m leaving. i’ve cut my hours so i can take time to start prepping for school and also find an apartment/move and plan for the wedding, so now it’s like i’m only here to finish a project i’ve been working on for the past few years, and keep my health insurance as long as possible….i’m just ready to go now!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I like my company and the people I work with. I’m not crazy about what I actually do, though. But that’s nobody’s fault – I’m just restless.
Post # 11
I don’t hate my job, I just dislike some of the people I work with which makes it hard for me to enjoy my job… blah
Post # 12
I LOVE my current job!! But I know how you feel because I hated my previous job…well more like hated my previous coworkers. And well, when you hate your coworkers it’s really hard to like the job. It’s a shame because it was a great opportunity. But I looked really hard to find a new job and finally got one…so I only had to suffer there for 8 months.
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for the advice. For now I will grit my teeth and keep looking!
Post # 14
I can sympathize. I’ve posted about what jerks my co-worker and boss are to me. It sucks. I do however, like the work I do. Its rewarding, I don’t always leave the office feeling fulfilled but at least I try. And I’m grateful to have other co-workers that I’m close to. The other people in your office may be your only salvation while you’re there, reach out to them when you can.
I hope you find a wonderful job really soon 🙂
Post # 15
Awww, I think everyone has been in the position of hating their job. I’m lucky enough to say that I love my job (most days) although it can be VERY stressful.