(Closed) Vent: I hate my job

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
231 posts
Helper bee

I am going through the exact same thing. I moved to a small town with my SO because its what we can afford. I dont like my job either and I am starting school in the fall but even after my exams and I get the certification It would be hard to find emloynment since this town has almost nothing, I may have to go back home as well, to the big city for a better opprtunity. You need to do what is best for you. You should have a job you enjoy.

Post # 3
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

🙁 I hear you. My Darling Husband is going through the same thing (although he’s now been stuck for over 2 years!) and it’s soul destroying – even without the pressure of having to contemplate moving away from your SO.  DH’s boss is a narcissistic bully and totally insufferable and my once happy SO is now depressed and miserable. It’s been so hard to see him apply for job after job, keep getting turned down and  see him come to  gut wrenching acceptance that he’s going to have to go back to the level he was at when he transferred to the job he’s at now, whilst others who were his equals are now in branch manager positions.  Vent away, sometimes it’s the only thing you can do.


Post # 4
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

sortawaitingbee:  I’m waiting for the first, “Youl shouldn’t complain, you’re luck you have a job, you ungrateful b*tch” reply haha!! 

That’s awful, and I know how you feel.  Nothing more to off than, “been there, done that”, but after 2 years in my God awful position, I got moved to a department that I LOVE with a boss that I LOVE.  It was worth the wait.  

Is there another department you can eventually transition into?  

Post # 5
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

sortawaitingbee:  I absolutely feel you. I loathe my job, have actively been searching since I started in September 2012, and frankly want to murder the man I share an office with like 99% of the time. It’s got to the point now where merely knowing he exists drives me to the brink of distraction; and we’re due to move into a smaller office next summer, with two other people. I will snap if I am not out of here by then. I’m also drastically overqualified for this job.

Unfortunately I can’t quit because my FH is working towards his PhD, hopefully due to submit soon, but is only able to work part time so we’re basically a single-income household. I’m so proud of him, I just wish I could get a better job, with better pay, so he can focus on his studies and not stress out.


I’ve actually got an interview on Friday for a job on the next bump up the pay scale in a different department, but I get such bad interview anxiety I nearly always bottle it. This will be my fourth in the last year (for a role I’m still overqualified for!), but I never seem to stop getting nervous and messing it up.

Post # 6
192 posts
Blushing bee

I feel for you.

Reminds me of this Office Space quote: “Ever since I started working, every day has been worse than the one before. That means each time you see me, it’s on the worst day of my life”.

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Post # 7
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get it!  I was laid off from a position at the end of March and I didn’t see it coming.  I was actively looking for a new job before it happened, and so after I got over the initial hurt and sadness of being laid off, I was extremely happy that I got a severace package and could continue with my job search.

Within a month, I had a new job, but I was miserable.  My office is in an industrial area, and my old job was downtown.  I don’t have a window in my office, and my old office had a wall of windows.  I couldn’t head out and grab a coffee down the street, I now have to drive anywhere to get a snack/coffee/lunch.  I work with all men now, so I basically don’t speak for the entire day because the guys aren’t big into conversing.  Anyway, those are all little stupid things, but for me it was a huge shift in the enviroment I was used to being in for 6.5 years.

I do get paid more here, but I basically sit around and do nothing.  My only saving grace is that I’m working on my real estate license, so as soon as I get some clients, I’m out of here.

Post # 8
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Same here! Actually, I don’t MIND my job, but it’s the people that I work with that I can’t handle anymore. The atmosphere is so negative, and although I am a positive person for the most part – I feel like they’re just sucking all of that positivity out of me and making me this “angry all the time inside” person when I’m around them… and the team I’m on is only 6 here, and 2 in another location. So, small.

I do have plans to keep actively looking for something within the company I work for, since I’ve been here since 2001 in various roles. But, with the wedding coming up – it’s easier just to stay due to vacation time already approved. And, the job openings seem to come and go in various areas… and right now – not much. However, usually the end of the year shows movemement so I am hoping something catches my eye.

I want something again that makes me enjoy coming to work… not just cos it pays the bills.

My Fiance is the same way… working the same place since 2001 and doesn’t get the respect he should for all the work he does. So, he may start looking as well after the wedding – but probably not.

Post # 9
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

sortawaitingbee:  I have been in your shoes. The only thing I can advise – and I know it’s not what you will want to hear – is that you don’t quit your job until you have a new one lined up for sure. Employers really don’t like to see gaps in employment. And when they ask you why you left your last job, what will you say? It’s really best to stick it out. I hope for you that you can find something better soon!!! Good luck!

Post # 10
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I know how you feel. I hate where I’m at too and with some of the things that happened last week, I just feel like walking out. My dream is to be a writer full time and I’m working toward that. But unless that takes off, I need to find something else to do at least part-time. Good luck to you though in your job hunt and hang in there.

Post # 12
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally understand the frustration. I have been job searching too and due to summer vacations and travel it has been going  VERY slow. Even at my own company nothing has been posted in a very long time which is unusual. For me the job search is only about a relocation, not because I hate my job, but it is still super frustrating waiting and waiting for HR people to get back to me.

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