(Closed) Does anyone else hate their job?!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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Twinkle99:  I liked my job but then we moved. I expected an easy transition but boy was I wrong. Same company same job but I can’t count the number of times i think about quitting. The office is very micromanaging, inefficient, redundant and hesitant to change. Coming home every night mentally drained and just dreading work isn’t me. I was active duty air force before and enjoyed that more than this.

I don’t really have much to offer. I’ve looked for jobs everyday since my first day there last June. I definitely have some peace knowing I’m continuing to try. I’ve went to job fairs, set up linked in profile, volunteering wouldn’t really offer me more opportunities and education isn’t guaranteed to either. I am limiting myself to staying in the government and unfortunately a lot of it relates to timing and whether or not jobs are available. Sometimes they already have in mind a person in their office that they plan to hire so it’s not even a true vacancy. Fiance told me to set a quit date since he hates knowing I’m unhappy. I’ve been with the government just over 10 years and think quitting and sitting home wondering when I found another job would be more stressful than being in this job. Ultimately you have to figure out what gives you comfort in the situation. It sounds contradictory to say but I feel like I have actually gotten more recognition in my new office and I do believe management would help me excel. Find the few good things and just remind yourself of those when you are frustrated.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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Twinkle99:  I can commiserate with you. I hate hate HATE my job!!!! Literally the only non-awful thing about it is the salary. I’m an attorney at a large law firm in NYC and the hours are ridiculous (leaving at 7 pm is considered a really early night and you’re expected to essentially be on call 24/7 for partners and unreasonable clients). I want to find something else even if it means a huge pay cut, but I only have 1.5 years of experience and most jobs with more reasonable hours seem to need at least 3-4 years of experience. I don’t know what to do, because I cannot stick it out for even another 1.5 years.

SO has the same job, different firm. He is the kind of guy where practically nothing can phase him, so he handles it much better than I do. Our main issue is that he has debt remaining from law school, which we aren’t scheduled to pay off until the end of 2016. I feel so much pressure to stay and keep making big bucks to help us out until his loans are all paid off. SO tells me to keep looking and leave as soon as I find another job, but I feel so bad about not pulling my weight financially before we even have kids. UGH….just a bad situation! I am very happy with my relationship and friendships, and would be so happy with life in general if not for this job.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I HATE my job with a passion!!!! I actually enjoy what I do, but the company that I work for just has me at my wits end right now. I’m grossly underpaid, and extremely overworked.  I’ve met & exceeded all of my goals, but they just keep piling on the work, and trying to get a raise is like pulling teeth.  Plus, my boss has been on my back about literally the dumbest little things lately.  Not to mention there is little to no consistency in the way HR policies are applied (if you want to even call them policies).  Oh and the benefits suck!  With all of this, I find staying motivated a challenge.  Every minute that I spend not at work, I spend dreading the thought of going back there.  I have a glass of wine everynight when I get home. And I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve sobbed in my car over this place.  I’m just SOOOOO tired of it.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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FantasticFawn:  Just throwing this out there, but can’t you teach? 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

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Twinkle99:  I am considering training to be dog groomer. I don’t love my current job. I don’t hate it, I’m just sick of doing it, and I want to work with animals. I am hoping that I will able to cut down to part time at my current position.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate my job, so I quit last week! This Friday is my LAST DAY. H saw how miserable I was and I’ll just keep looking for a job until something else comes along. It’s kind of sad because I’ve been there almost 16 years, but recent management changes have ruined the place. I can’t wait!!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Twinkle99:  I love my job and what I do, I hate 90% of the people I work with. They make it much more difficult than it needs to be.

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Sugar bee

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Bridey77:  Unfortunately, I don’t think so. It takes some insane credentials to be a law school professor because legal academia is so competitive — in most cases, you have to have gone to Harvard, Yale, or Stanford Law, finished at the top of your class, and done a clerkship for a “prestigious” judge. My resume isn’t good enough, but being a professor would definitely be an a dream job!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

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oneofthesethings:  This takes serious guts. Good luck with the search! Sometimes the tradeoffs are not worth it. If SO had less student debt to pay off, or if my income wasn’t a full 50% of our household income, I would consider quitting even without something lined up.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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oneofthesethings:  How brave of u for being able to make that choice. Congrats & I hope you find something you enjoy.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

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FantasticFawn:  What about a community college? I’ve had people tell me they made decent money teaching classes there. They were doing it for extra income, but I bet you could teach some intro to law courses or something with the education you have.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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FantasticFawn:  wow.. I’m applying to law school again this year and you basically have my dream career! I know its not easy though…

OP – I’d venture and say more than 80% of people hate their jobs. I think a lot of times money comes first and passion:doing what you love comes last

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

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Bridey77:  That’s a good suggestion, thanks! Adding it to my list of alternate career options. 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

That sucks! I feel for you! 

hated  my job until about a week ago (she has notice that her job will end at the end of the month). My direct supervisor is very temperamental and judgemental, constantly calling her immediate supervisor “stupid”, “ugly” and loudly calls out his policies and decisions. That’s disrespectful enough but the guy she so often complains about is my fiancé. Awkward. I can’t file a formal complaint because it will look like favoritism. Well, she was fired last week and I still have a job. 

It it also didn’t help that she asks about my wedding then criticizes every-single-choice-I-have-made! She is trying to convince me to recreate her wedding at mine. Annoying.

If you feel like you are in the wrong company see if you can switch, or if in the wrong career pay maybe take some classes in another industry or strengthen your current skills (I’m in a graduate program for a completely different industry and the distraction really helped). Maybe just take some fun classes to redirect your focus, cooking or photography. 

Sometimes the only thing that made me go to work with a smile was to know that a crappy job is much better than a sucky unemployment check and boredom. 

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