Why do people camplain about there job's?

@onlydia (2808)
United States
February 21, 2011 12:53pm CST
I work in a factory and yes it get's to me. But I was wondering with all the job's lost over the past few year's why do we all complain about our job's when we are lucky to have a job. I was laid off for awhile and now I'm loosing everthing. When I got back to work I was glad. My shoulder's hurt so bad I cry somenight's. But it pay's the bills so one must do what we have to. So what is you big complaint about your job?
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@SuzyLong (775)
22 Feb 11
I think people complain about their jobs because it is the only thing they could get and it's not what they actually want to do. I have the same problem, I'm glad I have my job but I hate it because my photography business has not picked up enough for me to go full-time. I don't want to work in an office having people shout at me all the time but it's money for now.
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• Mauritius
24 Feb 11
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• Mauritius
24 Feb 11
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• Mauritius
22 Feb 11
People complain about their jobs because it is simply that, a "job". Given jus how much human beings are allergic to commitment, going to work is the biggest 1 we make in our lives. Waking up every morning and doing the 8-4 consistently, 5,6, sometimes 7 days a week, every month, every year. So why do we do it? What's the #1 motivation? Its just as you say friend, there are bill's to be paid. If we dont pay the mortgage we lose our house. If we dont pay back the bank loan we lose our business. This I think is where the key problem is. Negative motivation. We don't do it because we want to, we do it because we don't have much of a choice. Or do we?...
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Well, you know I'm working on the not much of a choice or do we part. I really want to move way up north from where I live and have a garden and sell fresh veg. If I make money fine if not fine. But I still need to work for about two years. Best laid plans you know. Hope I make it two more years.
• Mauritius
24 Feb 11
Dats nice. you should hold on to that. The power of a dream is immense so please dont lose sight about what it is you really want. I wish you the best of luck.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
i must agree.. i am a nurse and working in a government hospital. there are times when i am really stressed out in my work and i always complain..complaining of having so much work, so many patients yet we are under staff. complaining of working overtime yet no overtime pay. but then a part of me would say i'm still blessed coz i have a job while others don't even have one.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I know I feel bad when I complain about my job. as I was laid off but now after tonight I remember why I complain. But I still feel blessed to have a job. I hope you have a great day.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
i guess that's the irony of life. you will only learn to appreciate the things you have when it's gone..that's why we just have to be thankful for everything that comes along our way--be it good or bad because everything happens for a reason.. take care
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@ptower76 (1618)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Hi onlydia. Well, you know many of us complain because it is a way to voice our frustrations with our situation in a healthy manner. This way, we don't just let our frustrations build up inside and turn into distress within us. I'm not a psychologist but that is my assessment. Many of us complain because we are simply habitual complainants. I had so many complaints from my jobs throughout my life that i decided to take the reins in my hands and do something about it. I started a small tutoring business out of my apartment that doubles as a computer repair shop. At this time of the year I prepare taxes and I also prepare business letters and resumes. I don't make what I could but I have piece of mind and no complaints any more. The bills are paid, i answer to no one but Uncle Sam, and i am able to put aside a little for my old age. But to answer your question, complaining is the emotional outlet of the working poor. lol
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Feb 11
OK I just spent 8 hours at work and now I remember why we complain. Nobody told me what needed to be done tonight. Most of the crew was gone because of the snow. My back hurts my arms hurt my elbow hurts. And the boss's won't do there job's. But am I happy I have one you bet and the pain will go away one day. You have a great night.
@ptower76 (1618)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Cannot argue with that lol. And I hope you have a great night.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
21 Feb 11
My complaint is that I don't have a job! I make what I can here at the computer to supplement my small income but I would really love to have a job to go to each day. Does your job hurt your shoulder? I have found that ginger capsules that you can get at Walmart for $4 a bottle are better than anything for muscle aches, muscle spasms and strains. It can't hurt you and if you take one with each meal you'll probably notice a real difference within 24 hours. I had muscle spasms in my neck once that nothing improved, not even my doctor could make it go away. A lady I worked with told me about ginger and within 24 hours the spasms were gone! I keep ginger around for when I get aches or spasms. My neighbor got some after I told him about it and it fixed him up, too!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Feb 11
THANK YOU. As yes it is my shoulders and elbows oh heck now day's it is most everything. I will have to get some. You have a great day and thank you again.
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• United States
21 Feb 11
I'm going to have to try that too Dragon54u! I'm all about natural remedies...and as I hurt from head to toe most of the time I'm going to have to get me some ginger and try it out :)
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• United States
21 Feb 11
shoot...I wish I had a job to complain about...lol. Everyone has to pay bills of some kind. Everyone has to have a roof over their head and a locked door to protect those we are responsible for. So we have the drudgery of our jobs. But the facts are that a job keeps us away from home and those that we love. If you look at your time table, there are 24 hours in a day. MOST people NOT ALL sleep for anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of those 24. When you wake up you have to get up early and get ready for work and get the kids off to school (if you have them), so there's about an hour and a half each morning just in getting ready to leave the house. You have your drive time to work to get there on time. Then your drive time to get home. Depending on how far you live from work the commute time each way could be as little as 15 minutes to an hour or more one way. Then everyone has things they need to do when they get off work like grocery shopping, pay a bill or something of that nature. So those little things can burn up time as well. Once dinner is cooked and on the table, you really only get to actually see and talk to your loved ones 2 or 3 hours a day....that is if you don't have something else you have to go do in the evenings. You spend MORE waken hours with the people that you work with than you do your own family and loved ones. The day to day, years and years of the same old routine, gets old....therefore, you have people complaining about their jobs.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Yes that is it. I told a lady at work that we all need to be nicer to each other as we see more of each other then we do are own families. She thought about it and said she would try. speaking of work I need to get ready.As I have to drive in alot of snow today. Have a great day.
• United States
21 Feb 11
Oh be careful driving in the snow! Have a great day at work :)
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@spazz435 (323)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I know that when I had a job when I was fifteen, I used to take that job for granted and thought that I was never going to loose that job and I never took the time to think that maybe I needed to save some of the money in case it was needed for emergencies. But being fifteen with my first job, I blew off every check on things that I didn't even need. One day, I ended up loosing that job, and I was stuck with nothing. No money and no job. It took me over a year to find another job, which I still work at the same place today, and I haven't taken it for granted and I never will. And I even save money just in case the economy goes to crap again and I end up loosing this job too. You never realize how lucky you are to have somethings until they are gone. Never do that. But if you do, you'll learn from your mistakes.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Yeah I know that one. And by the way young lady why are you up so late don't you have school? Can you tell I'm a Mom. Don't get to sleepy as you need your rest. I have been at the same job for 14 and a half years. So yeah I'm good at keeping it.
• United States
22 Feb 11
I've often wondered that myself. Ironically, those same people who complain about their jobs more often than not, will never do anything about it..like look for another job. And that pretty much covers everything...most, not all, but most people who complain about something, never do anything about whatever it is they're complaining about. Strange though...if it's enough to complain about then it should be enough to do something about.....if not, then stop complaining...if it isn't bad enough to act on it..then simply..."ssshhhhhhh!"
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• United States
22 Feb 11
But to add to my own comment...one must also recognize true complaining and someone just letting off some steam. Maybe someone's day just isn't going right...anything that can go wrong, does.... I've seen both...people who just complain about E V E R Y T H I N G, and those who are just frustrated at something, or someone..or both. I think we've all been frustrated and have vented, which may appear to someone that WE, are, in fact, complaining when we're only letting off some steam.
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@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
My job is actually super easy. I'm a cashier at a little general store. I get free room and board. However I live in a village in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. I have no friends and nothing to do. Its really cold here.. -40 so its really uncomfortable to even go for a walk.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Feb 11
ok that is cold WOW I glad that it has not been that cold here this year but up north from where I live. You have a great day.
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
22 Feb 11
People should really be more grateful that they have a job to complain about to be honest with you. Then again, there are a depressing amount of people out there that really would never be satisfied no matter what. They want something. They get it, but no, they didn't want it this way, they wanted it that way. I'm sure you encountered people. Sometimes you got to focus on the positives in life. The fact is that at least you have a job that gives you income. Some people really do have to worry a lot about feeding their families and themselves and if they can pay their bills. So you have a bad boss, awful co-workers, chances are that you aren't the only one and you really need to just be thankful that you are getting paid money.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 11
I have to admit that I'm one of those people who complain about my job from time to time. =/ It isn't a very good attitude to have and I try to improve my way of thinking. I think there are several reasons why people do this, in my case, the stress really gets to me on most days. For others, it's because they are stuck in a job that they do not like. Boredom because of doing something routinary every day is also a cause for complaints for some. And lastly, hanging out with negative people can make you feel negative as well. Honestly, I wish I have your attitude about work. But it's something I'm already working on. :)
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
I used to complain when I had a job. Not all people are lucky that they have a job. Like me, I used to have a job but my boss was such an a-hole.He always loves to powertrip on his subordinates and would point a finger to their heads. I was told by my boss some things that I do not agree on, some are peronal attacks already. I may not have a work right now, but atleast, my self confidence are intact!
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@SIMPLYD (86419)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
No, i have nothing to complain about my job. I am happy with my job and having it. I love my job and i do all the best i can to excel everyday when i work. I want the company to get their money's worth in giving me a salary so i make it a point to deliver quality works always.
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• China
22 Feb 11
if i complain about my job,which show the job cannot let me improve in all aspects. my choice is changing a better job i think.in a word,if all day be boring i am hardly to bear. however,come on!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I do think we all need to be grateful for being employed when so many don't or can't find work. I do have issues but think that where ever you go to work there will be issues....
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@louievill (20315)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
hi onlydia, I love your work attitude especially in this quagmire we all seem to be in right now. I own a small registered company that has about 6 people excluding my personal driver and house maid, I remember when the down turn hit us around November 2008, there was really no work to be done, I hated laying off people so I devised a plan where I had to rotate them, one day one off so that means their work is slashed in half so does their income. It really pained me to the point of crying to bring this out to them because I knew their families, wives and children but it's either them or me, so I had to tell them that those who does not agree is free to go look for another job. All of them stuck with me and everything normalized after more than a year. It also pained me to tell them that the yearly 2009 summer outing where I pay all the expenses is postponed because that is what their family especially the kids always expected. To show my solidarity with them, I did not celebrate my 2008,2009 birthday, simply no parties or special food. I'm really sorry for the ache you are undergoing right now, but yes you are still very lucky because you have a job when there is so much unemployment all around the world, my salute to a hard working girl like you