Do you ever find yourself dreading going to work everyday? You get ready for work wondering what your unappreciative boss is going to say or what’s going to be the latest childish gossip that is spread around the office. You may feel hopeless wishing and praying that you can turn your passion into a paycheck. Everyone has felt this feeling at some point in their life. You may be working a mediocre job until you finish college, or until you land a job in your field after college. No matter your situation, it’s ok to feel “stuck” but, don’t drown yourself in that feeling for too long! It’s pretty common knowledge that in big cities strippers make up to six figures. So before thinking of applying, look at these few tips on how to escape a job that you hate . escape
If you do in fact “hate” your job, you do at least have a job. This is more than we can say for most people. You might not like your current job, but you at least you have employment to pay your bills and take care of your responsibilities. Remember that waking up every morning depressed that you have to go to work is not going to give you that positive fuel you need to find something better. Instead of going to work with negative emotions, tell yourself that you are going to get through the day and that your situation is only temporary. If you have enemies at work, kill them with kindness and do your job to the best of your ability. Constantly complaining about your job to friends and family, and not doing anything to make your situation better will not get you anywhere.
Ask yourself Why Do You Hate Your Job?
This is a very important question to ask yourself to help you avoid the same mistakes in your next job search. For example, if you don’t like working in a restaurant, then don’t apply to another restaurant just to get out of your current situation. If you are not satisfied with the amount of money you are making at your job, then at least make sure you are taking as much experience away from your current job in order to be more marketable for a new job with better compensation. There may be a situation where your job is in the middle of nowhere. I know me personally, I wouldn’t be able to work in a rural area, unless of course I was getting paid in Chipotle meals. Furthermore, if you enjoy living in the suburbs or feel more comfortable in a big city then make sure you are applying for jobs in those areas. If you are concerned with the people that you work with, remember that there will always be drama or miscommunication when you are working with other people. As you increase your rank in the social employment hierarchy, remember there will always be more challenges at the very top. So handle the situation that you have now with class and take it as it comes in a professional manner.
What is your dream job?
What is your ultimate career goal or dream? Do you want to be a writer; or maybe you want to be a musician? Establishing what you want to do in your life can be challenging and overwhelming, however, it is important to figure this out in order to have a destination. Of course your dreams may change over time, but really look deep inside and ask, “what is going to make me happy”? What ever your dream may be, you have the ability to achieve anything.Remember everyone had to start somewhere. It is also important to understand that you may have to work a job you don’t enjoy until you are able to pursue your passion 24/7 and earn a stable income . So when you’re at work all day, silently screaming in the bathroom stall; remember that your work day is slowly coming to an end. Take joy in knowing you will be going home and will have the opportunity to work on that book you’ve been writing. I deeply admire women like Jaclyn Hill, Sofia Amoruso, and many more who turned their passions into paychecks over time. If you are ever feeling discouraged, look at people that have made their dreams come true and get inspired.
What can you do to make your job better?
There are several things you can do to make your job more bearable and more productive. You can take advantage of opportunities for growth and experience at your current job. We all know how important it is to have “experience”, when you’re on your job hunt. It feels like employers want you to have over ten years of experience to do a simple job, making your degree seem meaningless. Nevertheless, take advantage of any free training and opportunities to network in order to advance. Something else that you can do to make your job more bearable, is to stay away from unnecessary drama. If your co-worker does not like you and takes pleasure in gossiping about you, don’t even waste your precious time. Your co-worker isn’t paying your bills and they certainly don’t decide your future. Your co-worker may be jealous of you if they can’t stop talking about you. Take it as a compliment, and show everyone that you are unbothered.
If your boss is always micromanaging you on the job, don’t give them anything to micromanage you about. Do your job so perfect that there is nothing that they can say until you find something better.
Who are you telling you hate your job?
The people you surround yourself with should be encouraging and positive. You don’t need someone who is bringing your energy down even more about how much they hate their job too. In addition, you may have friends or family that deep down really don’t want to succeed. Be careful who you tell at your current job that you are actively looking for other employment. The workplace can be a ruthless battlefield, and by telling co-workers how you feel about your job could ultimately get you into serious trouble if it gets around.
Be realistic, don’t leave your current job because you hate it without having another job. Your bills are still going to continue to come in the mail, and it’s important to have an income. If you are at the point in your life where you would like to just jump off the grid and use your savings to back pack through Europe then go for it. Make sure you have a good savings for your trip and avoid anyone sketchy. We don’t want a Taken 4 in theaters next. Remember that the possibilities are endless and always fight for what you want for your life. You only get one.
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