If u had a chose to work at an unhappy job or be hapy unemployed what would u do

@cptlo1 (93)
United States
March 19, 2009 8:03pm CST
ok i was wondering if i had a chose to work be i didnt like the job what would i do. i said i rather stay unemployed and wait for a job i like because if you there unhappy at your job you will be stressed bored and it can cause so serious problem to you and others. so i rather wait til a job i like pop up becuase i feel i can be happy and the days will go by faster and i wont be stressed out most of the time. I think that is the best thing to do. what do you myloters think.
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@anjixx (31)
• China
23 Mar 09
i hate the job i do now, so i spend lot of time in mylot.though there is no stress for the job, i feel it is just waster time for me,but i need money, before i find a new job, i will still stay here. it is so pity.
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@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
It is like being asked to be in a rock or a hard place. I would want to be happy and have a job or work that makes me happy. I don't think I would be happy being unemployed. By the way, I am unemployed and still happy but I might not be so happy for very long if I don't find a job or something that will give me money. cheers!!
@snowy22315 (102162)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I have been mostly happily without a job for two years. I miss the money, but it is nice not to have to get up in the morning. I am probably going to have to do something eventually, but right now I am making some money on the internet which is kind of keeping me going. I will either increase my online earnings or try to get a real job.
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• Philippines
20 Mar 09
Hmm.. I think this is a case to case basis and cannot be answered by simply choosing between option A or option B kinda thing. Of course for me ideally I'd want to have the job that I truly want and would enjoy, who doesn't? but we don't live in a perfect world and in reality you can't always get what you want and the opportunity will not come that easy to most people. So I think it's ok for you to take a job even if it's something that you don't really enjoy that much but make sure it's also not something you absolutely hate. Even if you're working you can still look for ways to get to your dream job. At least if you're doing something, you're learning from this experience. And who knows maybe it can also be your ticket to the job that you truly want. And besides I believe happiness is really a choice.. :)
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
im not really looking for a dream job but a job that pays good most jobs that i hate i think they dont pay good for what i have to deal with.
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
Well like what I said earlier it's a case to case basis. Not every one have the luxury to just stop and wait for a good paying job. If you can afford to wait then I guess it's ok.. but of course it's better to look for that good paying job rather than literally wait for it. And while being unemployed maybe you can do some freelance work too.
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@sikat101 (149)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
In this trying times, it is better to stick with the job even if you are unhappy with it. Save enough for the rainy days so that when you can't stand it anymore, you can quit with enough money to support you while unemployed. That is what I did. I am happy now. No stress. I am still looking for my perfect job, though. I know it will come.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
you right but i was sticking with my job they just closed down lol plus i hated my job to me they werent paying good for what i had to deal with.
@sikat101 (149)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Oh, that's sad. I hope you are doing okay. You might wanna try to capitalize on what you are good at. Create a job from your talent. I've seen people who have done this. Say, are you good a selling? Maybe you can start a business. Are you good a writing, arts or dealing with people? There are people who succeeded in various endeavors- blogs, writing for a publication, selling homemade crafts like tshirts, soaps, candles and the like. I hope you get your dream job.
• United States
20 Mar 09
If you do not need the money from that job, then definately stay at home. If you need the money and you cant get the job you like, you may have to suffer for a little while at the job you hate. It is truly hard to stay at a job you hate, but you have to do what you have to do to take care of yourself and your family. I would, and have, worked jobs I hate in order to pay my bills. But if I did not have to work that job and my bills would be paid then I would not stay at that job and I would just do what I wanted. I am not the type that enjoys being unemployed. I like to work, but I like to work jobs I enjoy.
@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
i need money but i get a little check from ss plus people owe me a good bit for money. but i want more money lol. i could probaly work a job i dont like if they pay good
• China
20 Mar 09
If i were you,i would choose to work at an unhappy job.i may unhappy if i stay at home,no job.it also boring. i would be stressed,too. maybe we can look foranother happy job when we keep this unhappy work. i think it does not complicate.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
stay at home for me is fun i can just about do what i want to do the whole day.
@ancy114 (102)
• India
20 Mar 09
even i wont work if i dont like d job ..but instead of quiting i'll say for one month search a good job i like to work ... so that i 'll get profit too...if not i'll make the job like me ll learn a lot then i'll take it as a challenge to complete ..so for sure i'll be rewarded...
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
yeah stay and make a little money for the time being.
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I think that if you want to work you should take whatever job you can get, especially in this economy. You could wait forever for your dream job to come along, and that wouldn't be very profitable. A little stress won't hurt you, and you can be earning some bucks while waiting for a better job to come along. I've worked at jobs that I wasn't the happiest in during my life, but I've also discovered that there's something you won't like about every job you have. That's just the way it is. So I'd say bite the bullet, take a job, and become a productive citizen.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
i wont to work but i also want some good money jobs that stress me out and dont pay good is the ultimate ob i hate. because its like you working for nothing.
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
i will not work for the company and besides the company don't worth me..i will find better job which i like and which i love..it's a matter of loving your work if you couldn't find any..then love your work as it is.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
thax for comment.
• China
20 Mar 09
I would rather be unhappily employed happlily unemployed. Cause now I'm really eager for money :P Well, just kidding. I wanna be employed even it could make me unhappy is because I think it is also a good opportunity to pratice myself on how to deal with tough things. It can be a challenge for me and I love challenge. I can do that job while keep looking for the others but it's also a chance. I will not let any chance go.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
lol im eager for money too but i done deal with tough things for 3 years at my job i liked it first then i hated it because i knew i wasnt getting paid a good amount even tho i had no bills to pay lol.
• India
20 Mar 09
If you have recently completed your studies and in no urgent for a job then well as you said you could wait for the choice of your job but well if you are in need of job and in financial problems then well you will be ready to do the job that you do not like also and would change for a better job later if you get it till then you would continue your job.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
i probaly would do it if it was paying good.
20 Mar 09
You are right, cptlo. I'd do the same. Consider this.. I am unhappy at my job... I am not able to give my 100% to it.. my work begins to suffer.. the boss notices.. he gives me a warning.. I become even more unhappy.. my work suffers even more and I begin to make more slips on the job.. The boss get furious.. and sacks me.. I become unhappily unemployed. versus I do not take up a job that I don't like. I sit at home mylotting and chit-chatting with all of you. End result = I am happy + I'm unemployed. no stress. no mess.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
yes u are right too thats what im talking bout if you cant work to your potential you probaly going to get fired anyway so whats the sense in working at the job you hate and have on your resume you got fired. thax for comment
@batigirl (15)
• China
20 Mar 09
Now i am working at an unhappy job, but my financial situation is not good and i need money. Everyone knows that it's financial tsunami in the world,finding a good job is not easy, so i will stick to the unhappy job until finding a new one.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
i jobs you hate and you in a financial situation and the job not paying you what you think it should is the worst job but hang on lol
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
20 Mar 09
I will stick with my job now.my family need to be taken care.i must save enough money before i quit or i got a better job.
@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
if i had a family i to would work a job that i didnt like to make my family feel happy.
@snow8515 (170)
• China
20 Mar 09
It's a difficult choice for me. Of course, it is best that you can do the thing which brings you money as well as happiness. However, it is impossible that everything is always OK. If my stomach is the first problem which I have to resolve, I may choose to work at an unhappy job and wait for another one which will bring me money.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
yes everyone needs money heck i need money now.
• China
20 Mar 09
Hi,cptlo,i think everybody in the world has their respondsibility ,you maybe have kids to suppose and you must live,so although we felt unhappy,we must do.That's life.Maybe you can thought your work in a new light ,you'll used to it.
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
i have no kids but i understand what you r saying you got to do what you got to do.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
20 Mar 09
I would be happy unemployed.If i choose an unhappy job.I will have a lot of tensions over there.I will also become sick very soon.If i am unemployed i will try some good home opportunities.I know it doesn't add to a full time income but spending the time earning money is definitely worth.
@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
yes me to i tried some at home stuff but most dont work for me i guess because i get easily bored.
@hanah87 (1835)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 09
Sometimes i think the job i hate is bored because i dont interested on it.But when i think back,I think i should take it because it will guarantee my future....
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@cptlo1 (93)
• United States
20 Mar 09
yes it will guarantee you a little money thats about it like i worked at subway but it didnt help me out with any thing.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
i would rather be hapy unemployed and stay with my family and depend on my future husband than to beunhappy with my work and be stressed out, ofcourse this depends if my husband can afford to just let me be at home.. otherwise i will have to resign and find a new job that i will not be unhappy about.
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