I find my job dull, what to do?

@Aja103654 (5658)
Philippines
July 22, 2012 9:12pm CST
Hi guys! I have been working in a hospital as a nurse for almost three months now. The job is challenging and stressful as expected. In our society, people like me who have this job(or any job really) is considered fortunate, since there are many young nursing graduates who are searching for jobs in vain nowadays. But, I don't enjoy my job at all. Even if i try to get along with the colleagues, i still don't like being there. It's like I always want time to go fast, excited to make it home early. Don't get me wrong, there are many kind people in my workplace. However, i don't feel like i belong there at all, I always want to be somewhere else. Don't get me started on the salary, it's very low. Not that I was expecting it to be high in the first, nor do I look forward to my pay check. I don't like this life style i have now. I don't really have the right to complain either. I have long learned to shut up about my complains, doesn't change the way i feel about my job though. what would you do [if you were in my situation?
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32 responses
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
Wow, it took me two minuets to think of what to say here... Haha, I want to give you an advice but I cannot because I am going through the same phase. The "I-don't-like-my-job/life-now" phase. As a matter of fact, I am online because I will write a resignation letter. (But I ended up doing mylot ).. Oh, I will write a letter in a bit.. Anyway, I'm not sure about this but perhaps you are also going through a quarter-life-crisis like I do now? I know I do because nothing seems to be right as of the moment. Or even the moment ago.. Oh, I am confuse. About life and all that. You should research about quarter life crisis. I did last night and it actually helped a little knowing that I am not the only one who feels this way To answer your question: I will resign and look for another job and see if it will fit.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
quarter life crisis huh. never heard of it. Googling it now hehe Hmm... well, it's to be expected of a young adult to find their surroundings a lot harsher and duller once they got out of school. Hope you find a great job!
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
I read that quarter life crisis is sometimes a good thing for people to experience in order for us to get to the right path. Hopefully I could get to the right path sooner!
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
23 Jul 12
It is not easy to get a job in here this time. I understand you are not happy with your job but you can see it in another view..you need money for your living? can you get any happiness from your job? If you want you can find another job, however, make sure you will get a new job when you leave the current job, so that you don't worry much about money ... I wish you all the best!
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
my consolation is that I would think that this job is only temporary. Being a nurse is great but that goes along with great stress too. I only raise myself for now so i'm not that pressured to earn much. the purpose for this job is actually more of experience than money, my experience in this job for a year or two will help me land other nursing jobs that pay higher outside my country.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jul 12
Ah, i understand. You have a plan already..and i hope you can get another nursing job with good income soon.
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
As I see it we are from the same country, I suggest to you that you should suck it up, all the hardships and stress you are currently experiencing, you should bare it all. I know that you know also the thing about unhappiness in the job because you do have a low income and too much work to do but try something fun to do while at work maybe things will change. I am a nursing graduate also and I am just waiting for the results of my exams and lucky you because you already have a job, you said that you have good colleagues so why not bare with it what you feel and wait until 1 year and if still you feel the same, then quit. Good day and God bless
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Congrats! I suppose you have the passion to become a nurse? That's pretty much obvious with those statements. I don't want to complain any more, I'm tired. And I AM SUCKING IT ALL UP Good luck on your tests results!
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
I was just forced to take up nursing, but in my first rotation I have handled a 90 year old woman who keeps on thanking me for taking care of her, it felt good and I imagined that time,that with this profession I could also take care of my parents when they get old. Poof in a blink of an eye, I already am a graduate of BSN. Good luck with your work
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
I think you are not enjoying your job already. However, it is hard these days to land a job. Maybe you can do something to enjoy your work. Try to make some changes that you will enjoy to avoid those boring and routinary works. Another thing is that you must consider the job that you will get after you finished your study. This is one of the common mistakes of some people, they will just took a course in college they knew they will enjoy but did not find the job related to their course as fun as it should be.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Yeah, I'll try to look for something fun, but it's not that easy when you see sick people all around you who could die at any time eh?
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
At first, before taking your nursing course, you should already be aware of the tye of job you will be handling after schools so you will find a good job that you really enjoyed. By the way, good luck to your search for a new job. Good day!
@SIMPLYD (83349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
So, why on the first place did you take up Nursing, if your heart isn't for that job? For one to enjoy the job, the person should have the interest for it.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
I was not interested in any college course when i was younger. in the middle of my college years i realized that i don't like where i was placed, i just did my parents justice by finishing what i had started.
@SIMPLYD (83349)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
Oh, so that explains your disinterest in your job.
• India
24 Jul 12
Identify your passion. Which subject makes you interested. Start blogging about it. There are times when you don't like your job. In today's times there are number of options available to work for your interested subject.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Guess the best person to count on helping me is me. Gotta keep my eyes open for more opportunities. I want to live a happy life, living the moment, not struggling along the way and lose my mind in the process. Thanks!
23 Jul 12
In your situation, it obviously shows that you don't want your job. Before the time is wasted, it's better to find job that fits on your personality because if you don't enjoy your work, there's a chance that you won't be successful. Good luck on your carrier.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
If I could find the perfect job, I grab the opportunity. Since none has showed up yet I'm staying where I am.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Jul 12
If you think nursing is dull, try doing data entry for years....
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
that sounds dull indeed
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• Philippines
12 Jan 13
Life is too short, spend it in the things that you love doing or else you will be living in regret..
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Now a day, job is very important to everyone because you will help your family a lot and you will contribute income for paying for the other expenses. If i am in the situation being a nurse is good because you will help other people to their problem, especially to accident's,. etc,. For me salary and experience's is very important because this is your basis in the future. example of this is the experience because if you looking other, the hr department will for the resume and other detail's. but for me you must love your job at all time because this job will help to achieve your objectives in life.
10 Jan 13
Why don't you challenge to study more? You seems to bored with your job. Maybe you save some money. Go abroad and think about the future, and if you decide what to do or make a resoultion what you want to do, be back to your place and try! Better late than never. Think this proverb and do it.
@jubi201 (24)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I haven't experienced having a job yet but based on your post, it is just right to leave your current job if you are not happy with it anymore.Besides you've already done your part in the company and I think there's no reason for you to stay further. Go out and explore your other potentials. The world is more beautiful than we expect it to be. Seek for bigger opportunities and I'm sure there are greater and better things waiting for you out there.
@leenesan (22)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
First of all, I would like to tell you that you are not late to change your mind. I think it is better to spend another 4 years If you are going to regret about what you are doing for next 40 years. Or just try to enjoy what you are doing right now. If you search more about your job, you might see the sides you like also. I hope you feel happy about what you will do.
@Chanho (23)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I think everywhere people work, they experience stress. No job can fit one perfectly. I would suggest you to be patient. You may learn lesson by staying the place where you get stress. I hope you to adopt with the working place.
@Chanho (23)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I think everywhere people work,they experience stress. No job can fit one perfectly.
10 Jan 13
Finding and having a work is really a big achievement, but in your work place you should be patient and be dedicated on the task and work given to you specially that your are a nurse. In that case you should love what your are doing and if thatmove passion of yours is gone gone definitely you will be easily be affected to what the environment gives you, you will be more stressed out. Get along with them as much as possible be the first one to move or initiate to be with them and create a relation with them, though it's very challenging with sooner or later you will find the result of what you invested to them. Maybe your still in the adjustment stage but i believe you can do it as long a you love what your doing and your passionate about it
9 Jan 13
I think you do not love what you are doing or like being a nurse. Even though if your salary is low if you love your job or what you are doing, it does not matter. But if you really find your self unhappy, you can decide to find a new job that can certainly make you satisfied. Choose the work that can make you comfortable.
9 Jan 13
If I were on your position, I'd probably take the risk, drop the job, and have a remotely soul searching agenda to finally pin point what do I really want. You know the saying " find a job that really connotes your passion and never you will never like you are working", that probably says it all. I mean don't get me wrong, in this life there are a lot of possibilities, I mean people do what they really want, some do question them why they choose those path when a lot of opportunities came to their way. Imagine priest, nuns, and other occupations that seem to be noble, they don't give them much of a salary and stuff but they choose to be like one, some people don't go for what the job entails, but because of the fact that it is basically their calling. So I suggest you to clear things up, have a sound and soulfull mind, choose what you really like, and stick with it because "everyone is entitled for a little culture". You'd probably in a way be hesitant about it, but if you pond on it closely, it is worth a try, its not about the survival that counts in this decision making that you are about to partake, but it is about chosing what you really like and sticking to it. Everything that entails the best of your interest is mainly worth a try..
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
Hello, if you really don't enjoy your present job then find for one that satisfies you. You've said that you don't like it anymore and you're longing for something, then I think you need to do find for that thing which makes you happy. Its always said that you can't perform well in your job if you don't feel and enjoy doing it. Follow your heart's desire and be happy. However, they also said that you will love doing your job if want it too. Start loving your job and you will enjoy it. Its up to you to decide.
@Japeth21 (23)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
If that's the scenario then let yourself find some motivations in order to go on. But if you can't find that motivation which will help you to regain your interest in your work then I want to ask you something. Why did you take up nursing in the first place? Did you feel that that course is your calling? Do you love your job? Loving your job will really help you deal with anything in your workplace. You don't also have to be affiliated with your colleagues just think those patients who really needs someone like you to take good care of them instead. Just try it!!