- How much do you hate your job? If indeed you do.
I only ask cos I despise mine with a passion. Zero support from above, no assistance fixing the many issues, limited time off, constantly being contacted on that time off by people asking stupid questions or trying to get me to sort their mistakes.
Time to be off methinks.Posted 5 years agogrumMember
Life’s too short to be spending so much time doing something that makes you miserable. I really like my job (well both my ‘jobs’). There will always be issues and niggles and to some extent the grass is always greener, but overall I’m very happy with what I do.
I quit a full time ‘proper’ (but shit) job just after getting a mortgage and went back to Uni to do something creative. I don’t earn loads but its very fulfilling. Sometimes the idea that I’m getting paid to do some of the things I get to do seems ridiculous – eg perform on the main stage at Manchester Jazz Festival wearing all my DH gear including full-face helmet. 😀Posted 5 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Actually quite like my current job, decent pay, decent prospects, decent folk. However, we’ve been put into a life situation where we can either properly tighten the beltstraps and scrimp and save and make do for the next 10 years, or sell my soul and sod off abroad chasing a bigger bottom line. I’m not happy about it at all.Posted 5 years agobillyblackheartMember
Run my own ship so it’s both ball ache and brilliant I can find myself doing a ride over dartmoor on empty midweek roads as much as I can find myself working till 11pm, the staff are shite and I never get find it easy to make time off for holidays…The plus side is my office is at home and I can see my daughter all day everyday 🙂Posted 5 years agoMrSmithMember
i love my job, i’m amazed people choose to spend 40-60 hours a week doing something they detest especially when then they justify it with fleeting transitory periods of enjoyment like the time spent sat in traffic in their expensive car they adore or the 2 weeks holiday they are allowed to have. (and then having had that holiday having to face the realisation that there is no more time off until the next year)Posted 5 years agolabseyMember
I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I like my job. The people make the place great and the role itself is challenging enough to be interesting. Plus it’s just off the TPT which makes commuting fun.
That said, I am on the job hunt because as much as I enjoy this place; it doesn’t have the opportunity to do what I want long term. Swings and roundabouts eh?Posted 5 years agobernardMember
Looking back on my job the time I did not mind it was when I worked with a pretty good team and boss the rest of the time I hated it which I can pin down (in hindsight) to specific people I disliked usually machiavellian types. I gave it all up in the end to look after the kids and I’m much happier. Currently considering a way to earn a bit of money when number 2 son goes to school next sept, need a job that fits in with school times so it looks like I will have to work for myself doing somethingPosted 5 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
really like mine – awesome technology, wide range of people (some dicks, some good, like anywhere), plenty variety mostly interesting and challenging, decent money, but not out and about as much as I used to be, still out of the office on a regular basis thoughPosted 5 years agoLMTMember
Frustrated is best word for mine at the moment, pay is ok, but the seniors above me keep doing stupid things like this week all line managers on late shifts except 1 to run the shop in the morning, so any social life or plans out the window.
Currently we have no overtime, no hours for holiday cover and constant beatings for issues we can’t fix due to the above!!Posted 5 years agoalpinMember
Self employed chippy/joiner here.
quite enjoy it. most of the lads/lasses that i deal with are ok and even if they are a bit of a twunt then i know i’ll only have to work alongside them for the duration of the job.
have worked the last 20 days with one day off, something like hours 250 hours. i’m now taking a week off, have a small job at the end of the week and will be relaxing for the rest of February.
no boss. as much holiday as i can afford. get to work on some interesting and varied projects. don’t know if i will be doing this till i retire, but i don’t intend on retiring at 65, either.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
My last job I enjoyed the work but hated where I did it due to the overall atmosphere created by the CEO. Colleagues were great but it very much felt like you were all surviving together against him rather than everyone trying to work to make the company better. I’ve relocated somewhere else and do more or less the same job just in a company of reasonable human beings so am pretty happy now though.
My main issue when I got to hate my last job was that I started to not care about doing it well. Once you’re at that stage you should definitely be moving on.Posted 5 years agoandyrmMember
I actually like my job – a lot.
Sure there are a couple of individuals who can be hard work (either through bad attitude, laziness or lack of ability), but you can manage that. And the odd arsey client escalation, but other than that, it’s damn good.
I’m firmly of the belief that a good 60% or more of “hating your job” is self created. If you are prepared to be positive, carry yourself well, push, take on more responsibility, “build” your own role by proactively taking on more, you’ll feel more fulfilled, get less sh*t from bosses as you stand out from the grunts and generally feel better about work.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
I’m firmly of the belief that a good 60% or more of “hating your job” is self created. If you are prepared to be positive, carry yourself well, push, take on more responsibility, “build” your own role by proactively taking on more, you’ll feel more fulfilled, get less sh*t from bosses as you stand out from the grunts and generally feel better about work.
Don’t agree. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can’t. If it makes you feel better, awesome but the only way to fix the hate for my last job was to leave it. Colleagues still there still have the same problems and all of them acknowledge that leaving is the only way to fix it (short of a hitman).Posted 5 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Conflicting emotions here too. On the plus side it is interesting, I really like meeting clients and getting involved in their businesses, there’s a degree of responsibility, it’s a challenge and I like the people I work with. On the downside it is all-consuming – leave home at 6am, never home before 8pm onwards and then usually have to try to work things out. I try to keep my weekends for us as much as I can. It also is high pressure and any mistakes don’t wash.
To answer the point above, why would you do what you do, for me I have no choice. A sizeable mortgage and realise that I am essentially unemployable elsewhere owing to age and narrow skill base.Posted 5 years agomavistoMember
Bored with the work (hasn’t really changed at all in the last 5 years).
No chance of any promotion (dead mens shoes)
Crap pay (Degree, MSc less than I was on 12 years ago working in IT)
Went for an interview yesterday. Even though it’s not perfect, if they offer more money I’ll take it because I just want out. If I don’t get out soon I’ll be here for another 10 years with even less prospects.Posted 5 years agotheredMember
Papa-Lazarou – I’ve improved this business no end in 6 months even if I do say so myself but they continue to heap tasks upon me and offer no support because they are too cheap to do what’s necessary and it’s gone too far.
I’ve ridden my bike once in 7 weeks and cannot escape the idiot questions even on my day off without leaving the country so i am doing something about it. They won’t change what they’re doing so i will change what I’m doing.Posted 5 years agoolddogMember
Last job I had was killing me. Huge stress, long hours , limited time to exercise – getting fatter, unfitter, high blood pressure, canning the ale. Good money though, golden hancuffs…
Took redundancy, 12 months later, fit, lean, happy, chilled, normal blood pressure – still like the odd beer, but not using it purely as a way to unwind any more
Went to the agency this week to get some work, but will be on my terms this time …Posted 5 years ago
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