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Title: I Hate My Job
Post by: drone on on January 30, 2013, 02:08:40 PM
I hate my job.  8 hrs. every weekday having to share a small space with mostly people I don't like.  Can you please make me feel better by giving me examples of how much you hate your job, too?  PS: I don't want to hear "get another job," only whiners are complainers on this thread LOL  ;D
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: | broken harbour | on January 30, 2013, 03:10:06 PM
I share my office with the most angry, bitter person on earth.  She literally takes everything as an insult.

I like my job, my coworkers? Not so much.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: Scott M2 on January 30, 2013, 03:17:00 PM
I have always felt that who you work with makes your job good or bad.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: APK on January 30, 2013, 04:01:16 PM
I have always felt that who you work with and how much money you make makes your job good or bad.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: mgriffin on January 30, 2013, 04:07:45 PM
These fellas are right right. I've been at my day job for a few months short of 20 years, and at various times I've had completely different feelings about it. The biggest factor is your co-workers, particularly your immediate superiors and those with whom you work in very close proximity.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: hdibrell on January 30, 2013, 10:12:24 PM
These fellas are right right. I've been at my day job for a few months short of 20 years, and at various times I've had completely different feelings about it. The biggest factor is your co-workers, particularly your immediate superiors and those with whom you work in very close proximity.
I agree. I can put up with a lot of negatives at work as long as the people I work with are compatible. It does make a difference.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: ffcal on January 30, 2013, 10:35:56 PM
These fellas are right right. I've been at my day job for a few months short of 20 years, and at various times I've had completely different feelings about it. The biggest factor is your co-workers, particularly your immediate superiors and those with whom you work in very close proximity.
I agree. I can put up with a lot of negatives at work as long as the people I work with are compatible. It does make a difference.

I would add to that the importance of being able to adapt to changes in the work environment, whether personnel or resource-related, or both.  If I can find a middle ground that makes the situation more tolerable, that can sometimes make a big difference.

Forrest
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: mgriffin on January 31, 2013, 09:50:56 AM
Another thing that helps is to bear in mind that it's a JOB. They pay you to go there and do work, because you wouldn't go there otherwise just for fun. I think letting go of the notion that employment should be "fulfilling" or fun makes it easier to deal with the bad times. You're doing something you don't want to do in order to get paid.

If the pay is no longer worth dealing with the negatives, then it's worth considering other employment, but I know too many people who despair whenever anything unpleasant arises at their job, and long for a different job. Every job has unpleasant people, difficult bosses or whatever.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: drone on on January 31, 2013, 10:10:01 AM
Like I said in my original post, I was only looking for whining and complaining to compare to my own job, instead of "parental advice.".   It wasn't meant to be taken too seriously.  But thanks for the comments.  :)
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: drone on on January 31, 2013, 11:08:22 AM
Broken Harbour--give your angry co-worker a Broken Harbour CD, maybe it will calm her down and make her happy.  8)
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: mgriffin on January 31, 2013, 11:21:30 AM
Like I said in my original post, I was only looking for whining and complaining to compare to my own job, instead of "parental advice.".   It wasn't meant to be taken too seriously.  But thanks for the comments.  :)


You're right - we all ignored your directions and just launched into advice mode. I'll stop now!
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: APK on January 31, 2013, 12:19:52 PM
[whining mode on]

I don't have a job.
But I sure hate everyone else's job ! 
 >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: lena on January 31, 2013, 12:46:44 PM
The boss of this ambient record label I work for is an EVIL TYRANT!

Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: Antdude on January 31, 2013, 01:20:07 PM
The boss of this ambient record label I work for is an EVIL TYRANT!

Held down by The Man.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: einstein36 on January 31, 2013, 02:25:53 PM
when your job sucks the living creativity out of you due to educated idiots that you have to hold their hand on every little thing, including technology that by the time you get home, you feel like a damn zombie....
I mean...literally, they call you 1 minute before class or something, saying the computer is broken and you go take a look at it, and you politely tell them the power was turned off and you push the power button and like magic, bazinga....the computer works:)
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: | broken harbour | on January 31, 2013, 04:51:28 PM
Broken Harbour--give your angry co-worker a Broken Harbour CD, maybe it will calm her down and make her happy.  8)

I don't think anything could make this lady happy.
I don't want to use her real name, but let's say her name is.... uh... ' Bobbi Jo'.

Now if someone sends her an email, or writes her a note, if her name is spelled even slightly wrong, like 'Bobby Jo' or 'Bobbijoe'  she will literally start screaming... at me.  She has one of those names that can have 5 different spellings, on top of that, she's 60, so she's gotta be used to this by now...

People are weird.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: mgriffin on January 31, 2013, 04:59:08 PM
The boss of this ambient record label I work for is an EVIL TYRANT!


Lena is the owner of Hypnos so the evil tyrant she speaks of is HERSELF!
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: drone on on January 31, 2013, 07:28:20 PM
Any Dilbert fans?  Scott Adams is a genius!
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: Seren on February 01, 2013, 01:40:51 AM
Working in and with 'social' organisations (Social Serrvices and Hospital) that are supposed to care - but don't.

The effects of the government cuts making the above even stronger.

There are some great people I work with and come into contact with but the rush to meet targets just leaves the people we are supposed to be looking after out of the picture.

I find the 'difficult' patients ok - after all they are unwell, but some of the families I meet - sheeesh.

Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: | broken harbour | on February 01, 2013, 06:50:56 AM
Any Dilbert fans?  Scott Adams is a genius!

Right here, Dilbert taught me everything I need to know about office life.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: Wayne Higgins on February 02, 2013, 09:26:30 AM
Analytical chemistry.  21 years of pushing a button, reading a number, writing down that number and/or entering that number into a spreadsheet, printing the spreadsheet, uploading the data from the spreadsheet, and repeating the process.  Hundreds of times a day.  Have you ever seen "About Schmidt?"  All of his careers work is in cardboard boxes, and when he returns within the month to visit, he finds all of the boxes next to the dumpster.  Todd Rundgren's "Hamburger Hell."  That's it.  The very best attitude towards a job is an honest one.  A top salesman of highly expensive scientific manufacturing equipment was once asked how he was so good at his job.  He replied "I sell shoes."

As far as coworkers.  One may think the people who work in a laboratory are all intelligent.  I sometimes feel that after woking my present job, that I could honestly add "drug addiction counsellor" to my job resume.  I was in a Waffle House one day for lunch and heard a more intellectually stimulating discussion between the employees than I have ever heard in a laboratory.  I told a kid in a restaurant once, after breaking up a fight between two teenage girls that the same thing happens between scientists with advanced degrees.  Hell, even astronauts...

So, last year I contracted brucellosis.  I was sick for two months.  Stayed home, used up all of my own vacation time and sick time.  Payed for all the treatment out of my own pocket.  Filled for workman's compensation.  The fight continues.  YET!... A coollection of donated sick time was collected by the lab for the benefit of a coworker who was beatup and put in the hospital while buying crack.  I've been there eight years, I've called in sick a few times.  Most of my sick time in that entire period was taken to take care of my wife or my mother in law when they got sick.  But "I'm the bad guy".  The sample in question that eventhough I cannot prove that it contained the brucellosis due to the manager having all the samples dupmed when OSHA showed up is still being analyzed by the lab, once a month, for a grand total income of $125.  That's the price tag they put on my health, my life.

While sick I started looking for jobs, of course.  54 years old, do you think that's easy?  I have a degree in Nutrition that I have never really used in any remote potential.   I got the jobs in chemistry labs die to my minor in chemistry.  I have many years experience in restaurants, but from 20 years ago.  While I was sick, I found out about a thing called a Certified Dietary Manager.  Take the classes, take the test (at $395 a pop), get the license.  Since I had a degree in Nutrition, I didn't have to take any classes, I could just study on my own to take the test, albiet I have not taken a "test" since 1991.  I got a couple of books from Amazon with sample tst questions, used that in combination with old test books and studied on my own.  I passed the test with room to spare, a 200 question four hour exam in which they proudly announce that this was a very good year, nearly 73% of the people taking the test passed.

I had a nice, cordial talk with my boss about changing careers, in which I said I would give him ample notice and he said he would write me a letter of recognition.  I know that I would not be happy in any lab under any condiditons, and that it may not be the "fault" of the employer that I got sick.  My arguement is still that they have to have workers compensation insurance, so honor my claim or answer for it later after you die and go to heaven and stand before God in judgement , you @&#%!

I began sending searching the internet and throwing my name out there.  Every job I have applied for has landed an interview, and the interviews have been going well.  Probability is high that I will land a job soon.  There are not many people with this license with a degree in Nutrition, and there are many more jobs available for people to run dining services in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities than there are jobs for people who can operate an inductively coupled plasma atomic emmision spectrometer.  The proverbial silver lining around the shroud of the darkest cloud is begining to appear.

So, if you really hate your job, find a way out.  There is always a way out, even if you are too old, inexperienced, over qualified, secure with your current pay grade and benefits, too deep in debt, ect, ect, ect.  It's not a question of making the decision as much as it is a question of setting the goals and followng through with the plan.  Will I enjoy feeding elderly, disabled, sick people more than performing chemical analysis on samples from water treatment plant or chicken processing plant runoffs?  Definately.
Title: Re: I Hate My Job
Post by: cromag on February 04, 2013, 11:21:43 PM
I was a stay-at-home Dad, the best job in the world!

Now that my youngest has left for college, I am merely unemployed.  My current "job" is trying to find a way to land some sort of paying gig.  This job sucks!