Do ever notice yourself saying “I hate my job” all the time?
Do you hate having to spend another long day at your job?
Ever wish you would get laid off or even simply to avoid your day-to-day imprisonment?
If that’s the case, join the club. You may be surprised at the number of men and women who commit years (and years and years…) remaining in exactly the same job which they hate.
If you continuously tell yourself “I hate my job” then it is time you did something to fix it.
Not to mention if you are the kind of individual who continues telling your friends and family “I hate my job” and thinking that they’ll care, you had truly better begin doing something about it before you drive them crazy. Nobody wants to be around a whiner particularly one that says the same thing repeatedly without doing anything to correct it.
Should you really hate your work, your personal life may suffer because of this and you may spiral into depression and a feeling of despair particularly if you can not see any other alternatives to pursue.
I can understand why people say “I hate my job” but I can not comprehend why they expect others to feel sorry for them if they don’t do anything to improve matters!
To resolve this scenario, first determine just what you dislike about your work and either correct it or begin looking for your new job. Should you truly hate your work, you’ll do something about it instead of just discussing it.
Who really wants to devote eight hrs or more a day doing what they hate simply to get a paycheck?
Let’s look at a list of possible statements you might be making that show specifically what it is that you hate about your job:
I hate my job because it’s boring: Maybe you have become underemployed. If you’re bored, you may not be making use of all of the skills you have or else you might have finally recognized you’re in the wrong field. Visualize what makes you happy then determine how you will get paid to do it. It reminds me of that old saying which says when you get a job which you love, you will never work a day in your life.
I hate my job. No particular reason needed, you just hate your job. Are you proud of your work? Are there any accomplishments you are happy with? If not, maybe you don’t just need a new job, you need a new career. Start looking outside your current industry. Have you considered self-employment?
I hate my job but I can’t quit: Perhaps it’s the stock options, maybe it’s the nice expense account and company car, maybe it’s the high salary that you know you won’t be able to get from another company if you switch jobs. Sometimes “golden handcuffs” prevent people from switching jobs that they hate because they’d have to give up too much if they quit. Then again, I’ve seen instances of people leaving high-paying jobs that they hated to accept lower paying jobs that they are much happier with. You might need to prioritize and figure out what is more important: the money or your happiness. Ideally you’ll have both of course but maybe this is impossible in your current job.
I hate my job because I’m underpaid: Easy to fix. Ask for a raise. In this case you don’t really hate your job, you hate the fact that you are underpaid at least in your mind. If you work for a notoriously cheap company, you might need to switch companies. If you work in an industry that doesn’t make its employees rich, you might need to change industries. Money isn’t the best reason to switch jobs but if your salary doesn’t match your lifestyle, something has to change.
I hate my job since I detest my co-workers or boss or both! Surely, you can not select your co-workers let alone your own boss however you could choose the company you work for. We don’t always get along with everybody we work together with as a result it is not unusual to desire to change jobs due to personal clashes with others. Be cautious though, should you have difficulty getting along with people at each job you have, maybe it isn’t other people that are the issue.
I hate my job because I’m embarrassed of what I do: Maybe you work in an industry that you’ve realized does not fit your morals. Maybe you feel embarrassed to discuss your job or industry with friends who you feel have better jobs that you do. I’ve certainly come across enough job searchers who are ashamed to discuss their job with others. Personally, I think that as long as you are doing something ethical that you like and can earn a reasonable living from, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Not everyone thinks this way though. Before making any career-altering decisions, remember that your job must make you happy, not other people.
Working at a job you hate is no way to spend a significant part of your life. If you truly hate your job, you will no doubt see other aspects of your life suffer, too.
Before you can fix the problem of constantly saying “I hate my job” you need to figure out what it is specifically that you hate about it.
Then you can decide what to do to fix it or if it is not fixable, what you are going to be doing next for a living.
Once you do this, you will no longer have to say “I hate my job” and you’ll be happier and more prosperous because of it.