This is week 2 of the new Monday series where I ask a question prompting you to give a piece of advice on a particular situation. Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s question. I think exchanging stories and ideas is a great way for us to learn from each other and at the same time offer advice to those who might need it. Here’s this week’s question:

What advice would you give to someone who hates their job?


Smile! Life is better when you’re laughing!

18 Replies to “Hate Your Job?”

  1. Stay with your current job, but start looking for a better job. If you can’t change your current job for a better job, then change your attitude for a better one.

      1. Give more extra time.
        Enjoy the tasks assigned or chosen.
        Think of any possible benefits and good results the job could bring to you and others.
        Think why doing your part is essential.
        Considering that not doing the job wholeheartedly will get the pay to be obtained as illgotten/ undeserved.
        Make friendship with colleagues.
        Try to also help share their workload.
        Organise parties with colleagues.
        Invite them to tea etc.
        Be a source of unity solace and love for your colleagues instead of becoming a source of tension. and so on

  2. If something ain’t fulfilling and it makes you always be on the negative side of life, drop it like a hot potato and pursue the passion within to find something fulfilling as a job.

  3. Someone said people don’t leave jobs they leave managers. A manager can make or break a job like a professor can make or break a class. I finally found meaningful work I like to do and am good at working with good people. Less about the money and more about a good fit. The last job I made twice as much but hated it……

    1. “…people don’t leave jobs they leave managers.”– I’ve never thought of that but it makes so much sense. Thanks for that perspective. I’m happy to hear you found a meaningful job. I guess when you do what you enjoy, there isn’t much need for financial incentive.

  4. My advice may seem too simple, but, if you aren’t happy with your job, then quit. I know that people need money. There are always bills to pay, and we need money to get through life. But, you can always find ways to make money doing something you enjoy. Why not be happy in the process of making money? I’m very much not wealthy… I’m not even in a situation where I feel comfortable financially right now. But, I am happy. I do what I love to do. I know that I’m on the right track in life. The money will figure itself out. Even when I have a bad day, I remind myself that I get to do something every day that a lot of people would only dream of doing. Working a side job to help pay the bills is a great idea for anyone who is struggling, but you should always remain focused on your long-term goals. Don’t lose sight of what you want to do. Make sure you are doing something that makes you happy and is leading you toward the life you want to live.

    Totally off topic, I love your new pic!! Your smile is contagious. I hope you never stop smiling, Candace. 😀

    1. Thanks Danny.
      Most of us long to do what we love for a living. Some people find the courage to go after it against all odds, and some people prefer to play it safe for financial security and end up living that way until they retire. I endorse going after what you love. I am happy you found that and have faith that the finances will work out. I gotta say though, it takes a lot of courage to do so and I applaud you.

  5. This is a great question babe, one that affects many people at the workplace. Having a job that you hate can have such a huge impact on your life, it can affect everything from your personal relationships to your health.

    I personally believe that the solution to this is to first find out why exactly you hate your job. Is it people related or task related. Then ask yourself what you can do differently to improve the situation. More times than not, changing your Perspective about a situation is all it takes for improvement to occur. If this is not the job you want for your career, then plan your exit strategy carefully before leaving your present occupation.
    Beautiful pic babe, looking lovely as ever.

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