So, you hate your job?

This week hasn’t been the worst, so far. It just won’t end. Everyone is hitting the road early for Memorial Day weekend, so my office was pretty slow today. I swear, the last four hours felt like torture. Which leads me into today’s topic….

So, you hate your job? You can’t stand your boss, your coworkers are lazy and negligent, and the work that you do is unsatisfying.¬†Every morning you wake up and want to run away. Every evening you lay awake dreading the next day. You’re constantly stressed out and frustrated. All of your friends and family are tired of hearing you complain.

Are you sure that it’s your job making you unhappy? Is it the company, or the actual work that you are completing? If you were to work somewhere else doing the same thing, would you be happy? If you were to work at the the same place doing something else, would you be happy? How much would have to change in order to make you happy?

Perhaps it’s not your job, but your lifestyle. Maybe you need to move to another state or country that provides unique entertainment. Maybe you need to move closer to family. Maybe you should try traveling for a while. What if you’re unsatisfied with your relationship? Or your education? Or your family? Maybe you need to seek marriage counseling (or file for divorce), go back to school, or spend more time with your family.

I genuinely believe that a different job can change your life, but that it is not the answer to everything. I’ve recently been blaming my job for all of my dissatisfaction and sadness. But the more that I think about it, even if I worked somewhere else doing something else, I may not be happy. I have come to the conclusion that I need a lifestyle change. I don’t want to be where I am, doing what I am. I need something drastic to change, and soon.

If you’ve been unhappy with your job as well, maybe you should take a closer look. The root of your dissatisfaction could be from something much bigger than your job. Who knows, maybe you have a job from hell and it is ruining your life. If that’s the case, just quit. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with questioning the cause for your unhappiness.

Do you think your job makes you miserable? What are you going to do to fix it?

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