What to do when you hate your job

Do you hate everything about your job? Maybe. But, there might be a few things you like. If you hate your boss, fellow employees, location, atmosphere and just about everything else, you might want to kiss it all goodbye, asap.

What to do? You do have to have an ongoing plan. Or, possibly a backup plan in case that doesn’t work. Also, money saved in the bank. How desperately do you want to quit that job? Why do you hate it? And, if you do, it probably won’t get any easier to cope sticking with it.

Ask yourself what kind of job you would like doing. Alternatively, what things would have to change in your current job for it to be salvageable? Can you not stand another second of it? Do you currently have a dream job in mind?

Do you hate what you do but don’t have a clue what you really would love doing? A personality assessment could help you zero in on the type of working environment you’d prefer. It’s better to work with people you have things in common with, like similar attitudes and thinking. You need a job that’s you, not the other way around.

If you want to get out of what you are doing, start planning now. Take baby steps or get ready to bail if money is no object. You don’t want to spend the rest of your working years like I did doing something you hate.

  • Do you need more training or school?
  • If you know what you want to do, it’s never too late to start
  • Could you be happy in a lateral position related to what you are doing now?
  • Do you need to move somewhere else?
  • If you know what your dream job is, talk to someone who’s already in it. Nothing like first hand knowledge and experience
  • What would it feel like to look forward to waking in the morning and going to a job you’d love doing?
  • If you do nothing, nothing will happen…
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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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