I hate my job!!!

United States
August 26, 2010 11:48am CST
I have been saying this for way too long now!! I am still at my dead end job 5 years later. I will never advance or get a raise. I try all the time to get a beter job but nothing pays me at least what I am making here and it's not even like I get paid well. I make $75 a day. No taxes taken out. Not eligible for medical. The job board is right outside my office and every time there is a position up I apply for it but I never get one. I think I got called back one time and then I ended up not getting the job. There's this cemetery sales job that I am really hoping works out but it's not looking like it will. I am supposed to meet the guy on Friday and learn the next part of what I gotta do. I have their presentation down pretty good. Now I need to go out and do it. He is always telling me how much money I can make and what they've sold this week. If it doesn't take off soon then I am going to be good on it. But like I said I can't seem to find anything better so I am forced to stay here. ughhh
15 responses
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
though you hate your job but still your one of the lucky people who has a job.unlike me who is still striving to find a decent job out of my chosen course in university but couldnt and i would most likely end in a job that is far from what i have studied back in college( but i have hopes). i think you should love your job so your job will love you back.just learn to appreciate what you have right now and what you are doing then you'll eventually love your job.heehhehe.i just finished reading The SECRET by Rhonda Byrne and there's a selection in the book that has almost the same with your plight and how it was corrected.i think you should read (there's also a short film of this book available in youtube) it so you will get inspired and remain positive.
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• United States
30 Aug 10
Thanks but I have been loving my job for 5 years and it's not ever going to love me back. Even if I didn't have this second job lined up I probably would still quit because I would rather work at mcdonalds for min wage then bust my butt here knowing that I am not appreciated and there is absolutely no room for advancement.
@bokal2703 (802)
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
I am at that dilemma too, I am not actually loving my job, too. But at this time and situation where it is hard to find a stable job, all I can do is to endure it as far as I could. I understand how you feel, but as always, we just have to see the advantages of working in your current employer now and avoid thinking how hard it is to go to work everyday. Find something positive with the situation that you are in instead of dwelling on its fault.
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• United States
26 Aug 10
there's really nothing positive to dwell on. I mean I am thankful that I have a job but I could get a job at McDonalds, KWIM? I'm never gonna get a raise. That's just the way the position is set up. I'll never be on payroll unless my boss retires and even then it's not a definate that I'll even get it. Plus all I do is sit here and literally wait for someone to die so that I have something to do. I know I am b&tching, sorry. This is more of a vent than anything else.
@goldfngz (99)
• United States
27 Aug 10
I know how you feel, I hated a ton of my jobs too. The days always move slow and it feels like you will never get off. Traffic going to and from work is always miserable. All we do is daydream at work about other things that we'd rather be doing. I've made a declaration that I will retire from the work force early. The only thing I do nowadays is think of ways to make money from home and become financially independent. I still currently work a full time job, but when I get home I am constantly planning and plotting my escape from the work force.
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@asiregar (866)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
27 Aug 10
sometimes what we get is not as we expected but circumstances force us to survive and slowly try to change, because change is too fast and without any calculation can be harmful
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@GemmaR (8526)
26 Aug 10
If you don't like your job, then why don't you try searching for a new one? Obviously you shouldn't quit your job until you know that you have another job lined up for when you leave your current one. You shouldn't stay in a job that you don't enjoy- life's too short for that. Think about what you might actually want to do, and then start looking on the internet for the jobs which might be suitable for you. Good luck :)!
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@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
26 Aug 10
It is a difficult time that many of us are passing through all over the world. The job situation is getting precarious and uncertain. It is wise for one to get along with the present situation and patiently hold on to the present organization till he/she lands up in a better one.However,one need not remain complacent and keep on exploring better openings with more pay and incentives.It is always important to maintain a strong and attractive professional profile to cope with changing job market.In the current scenario,a stable and secured job is of higher worth over a new untasted one even with better pay.Thanks.
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• United States
26 Aug 10
I'm in the same boat, though if it takes me 5 years to escape my current hell-hole, I might just take a long walk off a short bridge. I wish you all the luck! -M
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• Philippines
26 Aug 10
I understand the part that you want to get a raise and all that I mean who wouldn't but patience my friend. Things do happen for a reason, it may not yet be the time for you to go to this other job because you have things being ironed out in this present one...for example professionalism,work attitude etc... then when the opportunity presents itself then there is no stopping that. As of now I suggest you look into freelance jobs online a little adds up.
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@KateVonP (172)
• United States
26 Aug 10
Good luck in your hunt! I know these days it is very hard to find something that you are happy with. I just got out of a job that I couldn't take anymore. I just had to do it and my boyfriend told me to go ahead and do it because he couldn't stand me being miserable. I know that isn't always an option but just keep your head up and know that it may take some time but you will find something you are looking for!
@aevans (255)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 10
i know it is hard for you. but there are people who struggle to seek for job out there. don't be so emotional trying to get out of your current job, make sure you analyze properly each single job opportunity. those jobs not always good as what people told you about. as long as you are working now, you still have time to look for better job. Wish you good luck.
• Netherlands
27 Aug 10
if youre job really sucks you should get a different one good luck with that if it doesnt work out just try to make your work more fun i dont know how exactly and if you can but try to make use of all freedom you have within your work
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 10
Well, I also face the same problem that you face. Though I haven't work as long as you do in your company.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
27 Aug 10
Don't give up! I was in a pretty bad situation at my previous job too, but one day I took the resolution of changing it, and even if it took a while to make all the preparations to leave a safe path after leaving that job, in the end my effors were paid. It can take long, but in the end it's worth it
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
27 Aug 10
I feel you! I always dont like my job now but I dont have a choice cause I dont have a better opportunity. I am not stopping though, I am going to continue looking for a good job until I find one.
• United Arab Emirates
27 Aug 10
at some point of time we all hate our job, but i woul give you my honest opinion pls stay in job as this tme of recession is not good. Companies are firing people who are new first than the old people. For long i am trying tohave a stable job even if pays less.... but recession....