(Closed) How to cope when you hate your job

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Maybe try focusing on the big picture more…wedding expenses and day to day expenses you mentioned.  I know the feeling so you’re not alone. Also, try reading some motivational books, they always help remind me that other people have been through similar or worse and have excelled. Now if you start having panic attacks and it starts to affect your overall health, then you should quit , there is no job that’s worth sacrificing your health.

Post # 4
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Usually searching for a new job motivates me. Otherwise I remind myself that this is a choice – I don’t have to, I choose to so I can pay for a wedding. If all else fails, I used to get myself through terrible shifts by literally picturing the moment where I walked out the front door.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Asia:  I try to view having a job as a privilege and tell myself, “I am so lucky, I get to go to work today!” Even though I dislike my job on many days, there was a period of time that I could not work, but would have loved to. I also try to think of all the unemployed people who would die to be in my position.

Setting mini-goals for each day helps to. That way I can be proud of those accomplishments at the end of each day.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@hotpinkbride:  +1

A lot of my friends are unemployed right now – most with master’s degrees. I’m a “it could be worse” kind of person so that usually helps me with whatever I’m feeling down about. Right now just having a job at all is something to be thankful for.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been at a job for the past 13 months that I’m not super fond of.  It’s getting better (They adjusted my pay plan so I would be earning more money, so that helps), but I still have my bad days.  One thing that really helps is that I get along really well with most of my coworkers, so they make being here more tolerable.  I do my absolute best to just stay positive.  When I start thinking negatively it makes the days just drag on and feel like they will never end.  I also have started working out and eating better again which helps my mood immensely.  It’s all about your attitude, in my opinion!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Let your wedding motivate you! When you’re thinking about how much you hate your job or when you’re stuck at work not having a great day, think about your wedding day and all of the small details… how your fiance will look at you when you’re walking towards him, the fun you guys will have at the reception, the dress! Remind yourself why you’re doing the job you’re doing.

Also, try your best to “wash your hands” of work when you leave. Get into your car, blast your favourite music, plan relaxing/fun things for when you’re not at work and focus your attention on that instead.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in this same boat, and honestly, I just focus on finding something else. I look for/apply for jobs daily, and just tell myself that it’ll either get better at my current job, or I’ll find something else. I feel your pain, though!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

This might seem really corny but….I actually changed my attitude.

 

I commute about 35 minutes to work and one day, while I was driving there, I decided that this job was going to be what I made of it.

 

So I walked in the door and just smiled. Smiled at customers. Smiled at bosses. Smiled at co-workers. Made those ridiculous punny-style office humor jokes. Talked to customers about what they were doing for the day.

 

Turns out my job isn’t all that bad. And for the record, I’m also in retail.

Post # 13
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486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Just to add to it, it’s REALLY hard to be mad at someone who has a big ol’ grin on their face ALL THE TIME. Even as a boss. Lol

Post # 14
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917 posts
Busy bee

I quit. I was working a 24/7 roster, 12 hour shifts. I was having anxiety attacks at work and I realised it just wasn’t risking my health over. I’ve been unemployed since the end of Feb and things are tough, but I’d rather this than be stuck in that old job!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@krayzay87:  edit: ie actually been unemployed since the end of Jan! Oops!

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