What to do when you're sick of your job

United States
February 22, 2007 2:48pm CST
Hello everyone...I work at the YMCA with children, and I absolutely love the kids. I work there on Thursday and Friday nights for 4 1/2 hours each night. But for some reason, I have come to hate it. I literally dread going to work. I will start dreading going Thursday night by Wednesday morning. It's so horrible and I have no explanation as to why I hate it so much. I really don't want to quit because I would be lost without those kids that I care about. Does anyone know what is going on? Because I'm very confused! All replies are greatly appreciated!
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@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
When Im sick of my job? I cnt sleep, I cant work well and I am present but mentally absent. What I do when Im in this scenario, I go unwind, file a 3 days vacation, give my self a little break, and time to re assess if this is really what I should be doing? or is this the place where I should belong. I'm in this situation 7 months ago, i work as a product developer for 5 years, I love my work, and i'm happy but after sometime I began wanting for more.. the only permanent in this word is CHANGE.
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I am the same way at my job. At first I loved working there the first six months than after the following six months I grown to hate my job more and more to the point where I feel like I burned out and I feel stress jus by thinking of work. I need a new job and I would suggest the same however, you like what you do and how you do it and I like what I do but I do not like how this transpired with me hating my job eithier. I know I cannot stand my boss, I work barely and I work more but get less out of it!Not fair I know this though I will not conform to them.
@kims374 (300)
• United States
23 Feb 07
maybe find a way to make it more fun- bring in a project for them to work on, etc......something that you like to do too.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
This is a very good idea! Thankyou!
• United States
16 Apr 07
I use to do some volunteer work at the local hospital also and I just dread doing it. At first I use to like pushing people around in the wheelchair and things of that nature, but soon the patients are just so demanding of me. They just became impolite and they think that I'm getting paid for this, when in reality I'm getting nothing for my effort, well except for maybe a free cafeteria lunch, but that's besides the point. I had enough so I just quit. I think in your case, you just need some time off. You're probably in the presence of these kids too much (even though its only two days). Take some time away from there and when you come back you'll enjoy them more.
@chaptermm (734)
• Malta
23 Feb 07
yeah i think word at night will make us feel more trid than work in daytime i think you should have a nice feelings then you can feel better
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• Portugal
22 Feb 07
Work at night can be tough. Specially if you young and see your friends going out while you have to go to work. If you don't want to quit you can try another schedule. One that gives you a day or two between like Monday and Thursday.
22 Feb 07
Maybe you just need a break from it for a while. Perhaps you should just take a few weeks break and see if you come back to it with new energy. If not then maybe you have something affecting you that you aren't aware of. Try discussing it and seeing if anyone else can work out what that might be.
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