(Closed) What do you do when you hate your job?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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1982 posts
Buzzing bee

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!

 

Good luck!

Post # 9
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 ๐Ÿ™

Post # 11
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 14
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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