Did you have a job that frustrated you a lot?

@Scarrlet (168)
Ukraine
May 24, 2009 9:04am CST
I am having my first job right now, and I really like it, both the work itself, and the attitudes of my colleagues. But I wonder what happens if the job frustrates you a lot? Can you stand this? Do you usually quit, or decide to suffer for money?...
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
24 May 09
My current job is frustrating me right now. I've worked there for about 7 or 8 months and I love my fellow associates and we get along really well. The problem is the managers. They treat the rest of us like we're really stupid and can't do anything right and they're very disrespectful. I'm a hard worker, I do things right, I do my job quickly, I don't start trouble, I am ALWAYS respectful to EVERYONE including management, and I don't give them a hard time about things. There is NO reason for them to be disrespectful to me at all and my biggest pet peeve is having people disrespect me (though I don't mind it from the customers since they don't know me at all anyway). Basically, I have to stand it for a while longer. We really need the money, so I'll have to deal with it. Next month, though, I'm planning on finding another job and being done with it because I don't deserve that kind of treatment and it makes for a rather stressing and hostile work environment. I know other people that are planning to quit for exactly the same reason, and people that have quit in the past for that reason, so you'd think they would maybe learn something, but they never do.
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@Scarrlet (168)
• Ukraine
26 May 09
This is what happens on most of the jobs, i guess: either there are good relationships with your work mates, or a management is really great. But there's a very little chance that both of these conditions will happen. You are thinking in a right way, management does not have right to be disrespectful and authoritative if workers are doing fine and are showing respect to them. They just think that keeping employees under the pressure all the time will give the work more effectiveness. And its their own weakness since they cannot find any other method and create a positive corporate culture on a workplace. Such relationships do not have to be based on personal attitudes, but on business etiquette. Good luck with your new job! Thanks for sharing Phyrre.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
25 May 09
I've had a few jobs and all of them I felt were frustrating. I'd quit or got fired from a few, but then I got one job and it made me realize the other jobs were a piece of cake. I quit that job as well though and now make money through the internet. I'd really rather stay home and make money this way, just as an emergency fund. Right now we're using it to save. All I can say is that if you ever get tired of your job, keep at it, remember it could be worse!
@Scarrlet (168)
• Ukraine
26 May 09
We do put ourselves at risk when quitting a job. A person must be very lucky when he/she is able to find a better job (in all senses) than the previous one was. Probably, if I would like to quit my job because it doesn't go well, I would still spend lots of time thinking, and weighting the alternatives. I will definitely keep your advise in mind. Thanks
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
26 May 09
I am glad that you will take my advice into consideration and that you will also weigh the options before deciding to quit. Some companies may be putting more pressure on employees because of the economy. I know it's been affecting more than just America. While weighing your options weigh the possibility of becoming what is called and independent contractor in America, a person who makes money for themselves through their own business. Business doesn't have to mean big business, I don't like big business myself. You could always keep children if you'd like to do that, or offer lawn mowing services, cleaning services, letter writing services, dog sitting, grocery getting, anything such as that.
• United States
26 Jun 09
Yes I had a job that frustrated me alot I worked with people with developmental disabilities and the agencie I worked with did not want to hear direct care advice about the people we serve and the people they hired did not really care about the consumers but the check thats sad because I was there for the people i served and to be their voice when they could not speak for them self