How to love your job?

@mhelisa (102)
Philippines
March 6, 2013 5:21pm CST
I know I'm being childish but I don't like my new job. I accepted the job because I needed it, but right now seems like just needing it won't work for me. I don't know why my heart just won't listen to my mind so I'm seeking everyone's inspiring advice so I can endure more.
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16 responses
@mariaperalta (19089)
• Mexico
7 Mar 13
Sorry to hear that. im sure if you dont like it, it also means your not a good employee for them. Find something else... move on.
• United States
7 Mar 13
I agree
@lumenmom (1995)
• United States
7 Mar 13
If you hate your job I cannot see you loving it overnight, but what you can do is think about the positive aspects of the job. If you can't think of any, the think about what having the job brings you.....money to pay bills and buy things you like. Also you n=may want to think of having the job temporarily until something better comes along.
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
7 Mar 13
Keep reminding yourself you NEED it, do it often enough and you might just learn to love your job. And .... look for opportunities to learn something new, contribute more than what is expected, help others. There really are many methods to motivate yourself, whatever the job is (, unless it is illegal or disrespected). If your heart won't listen to your mind, let your heart focus on the income that you need. Try also getting someone else (like me right now, and maybe you should consider others too) to convince you that you are not being childish, but wake up to practicality. You need the job, you love the job!!! You need the job, you love the job!!! You need the job, you love the job!!! You need the job, you love the job!!! You need the job, you love the job!!! ...blah blah blah.
@cttolledo (5050)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Hi mhelisa! If you really need a job. Don't quit. Just continue until you find a job that you like. Be practical! Any job can be learned.. can be loved... its about willingness...if this job that you have now is your source of income to help your basic needs, then do not quit... use that as stepping stone to reach your dream job..
@elsino91 (440)
• Poland
7 Mar 13
well you should view it as something necessary, something that is providing you with an income. Think about the money that you will get at the end of the month and think about how that income is allowing you to also take the time to search for something more suited to your tastes. Imagine yourself in your dream job and think about you current one as just a stepping stone that you need to overcome in order to reach the perfect job for you. If you think like this and focus on the positive I think work might become more bearable.
• Indonesia
7 Mar 13
It's hard if you already don't love your job in the beginning. But I know not every person can have the job they love. It's considered lucky to have such a job which you love. Maybe you can seek synergy with people who work with you. More often than not and from my experience, it's hardly about the job itself, if you enjoy being with people who work with you, you'll find your job is fun. And on contrary, if you don't enjoy being with people who work with you (co-workers), you'd find you'll be miserable at your workplace. For the time being, take this job as experience and look for the other job, who knows, you'll find your place to be, the workplace and job you love.
@rekhum (2434)
• India
7 Mar 13
No job is likable until you gain more exposure to the kinda work, people and the environment. I never liked my current job the day I joined as a trainee. Now, it has been 5 years and i cannot believe how all those months and years passed..Get used to it..you might eventually like it.
7 Mar 13
Hello. I think your attitude is very common. I know totally how you feel. Some people talk about how it breaks their heart to do something they do not like. I generally like and have passion for a lot of things that I do, even things that may seem strange or odd at first. I try to find unique and interesting things in everything I do. I try to be empathetic and open-minded. It helps me to find passion/like my job. I may not like every aspect of a subject, at least I can find a few things I like.
@ARIES1973 (9535)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 Mar 13
Hi mhelisa! We can think of several reasons why we don't like our job but then we can also think of more reasons why we need this job. If you are having this feeling that you don't like the job, just remember the time when you are just looking for a job. Have a great day!
@Porcospino (25561)
• Denmark
7 Mar 13
When I was in that situation I talked to a friend about it and she said: "You have two options in that situation: Change your job or change your thoughts about your job" In your situation you need the job so I think that it would be too risky to quit and look for another job. It would be better to change your thoughts about the job. Try to find some small about the job that you enjoy like a nice co-worker or a certain task that you like (or dislike less than the other tasks) Plan something that you enjoy when you return from work so that you have something to look forward to when you work. Try to focus the fact that you have a job. It is obviously not your dream job, but you earn money and you are able to avoid the worries about money that you would have if you didn't have a job and didn't have money for rent, bills and food. When I have to work at a place that I don't like I try to focus on the fact that I am not unemployed. It might not be a great job, but I am still grateful that I have a job.
@roshigo58 (4866)
• Pune, India
7 Mar 13
hi, This stage comes in everyone's life. Sometimes we are tired of doing same type of work again and again. But can't avoid this. But if you don't have interest in job then you can not work effectively. Which in turn affects badly on our performance. so when you feel tired or bored take some tea or coffee break, sit calmly without any thinking and refresh your mind. Then continue your work as like the beginning. Try to do your work honestly.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
We have to work, that's the fact, whether we like our job or not. I didn't like my job before but I endured it for 3 years. I think it pulled off when they decided to let me go since the business was going downhill. I didn't have to resign, which is a good thing, since they have to pay me for that three years of service.
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Sorry to hear about this. I agree that if you need it, stay, until you find one that you really love doing. Waiting could be painful sometimes, but the reward's a handful! Assess yourself also, and be certain of what you really like to do so you won't fall on the same trap. :)
@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
You can only be successful if you love doing what you work. Otherwise, failure is written in bold letters. It is hard to look for a job nowadays. Why not give it another week or two and learn to appreciate the greatness of the job that you have. If you still feel unproductive with the job after two weeks, then give it up.
@kprofgames (3100)
• United States
6 Mar 13
No you're not being childish. With the world going to he!! in a hand basket any job is hard to come by. As you said you need it. If it's that bad, at least you have a steady income while you look for something else. Look at it as a temperary thing and maybe the days will get better for you. Remember when you go in hating something you're never going to like it. So choose 1 thing a day you like, even if it's lunch....lol. I don't know that I've had jobs that I hated. I've generally liked what I did but not necessarily liked my boss in some cases. Hopefully you can meet a few new people and the day will go easier for you. Keep your chin up.
@bjc66bjc (6742)
• United States
6 Mar 13
Hi mhelisa, I can't say that I have never been at a job I did not like in the last 40 years...But I can tell you this which should resignate with you...If you really NEED A JOB like so many others do in this economy, that should be inspiring enough because its very tough out her now..I say anyone that is working is so very lucky to have a job and should do their very best to do the work... You are not there to make friends or socialize. Do your job and come home and relax...You had to know what the job was when you went to interview didn't you.. Count your blessings and move on!!!!