I Hate My Job
They say that the opposite of love is apathy and not hate. If this is true, then if one has declared "I Hate My Job" it is something to be solved ASAP. Why? Because the person who hates their job or anything for that matter does not really have a great life! To hate one's job is very common among the working class. If fact, it is rare to find someone who has not had a job vent in the course of the week, month or year. Hate may be a strong word but it is also overused. And in the midst of ruthless competition, unemployment, office politics, personal problems and others reasons that cause this hatred, maybe it is not just another form of whining. There is root cause for everything after all.
Causes To The I Hate My Job Syndrome
It could be because you are not suited for the job which is really common, especially for new graduates who find themselves in jobs totally different from the courses they burned the midnight candles for in college. Just to get a paycheck and earn one's own keep, one accepts just about any job. The inner voice that says help me I hate my job, thus begins early in the career. Eradicating this voice along with increase of income status then becomes the guiding light of one's career path. Other causes of this hatred can also be too much politics in the office, bad management, bad officemates and that general feeling of dissatisfaction of not being able to contribute to the whole machine.
I Hate My Job - Action Steps
It is easy to say quit the job right now. But it will not be an assurance of an "I love my job" syndrome. Life is never like that. There are bills to pay, mouths to feed (especially one's own) and things to purchase. But while quitting may not be the best option for now, here are some ways to drive off the voice that declares "I hate my job."
Develop marketable skills. It doesn't even have to be grand endeavors that will further burn the pockets. If the goal is to quit eventually, it is also best to save while doing something worthwhile to hone other skills while one is still on the job. For example, with the objective of developing technological skills, be more inquisitive towards the IT person. Tinker with the computer and use all those programs that one may not be so familiar with like perhaps Excel, Powerpoint and the likes. Ask, ask, and ask. It is the best education. But while technology is growing at a rapid pace, it can never be switched by creativity. Develop creative skills in the graphic arts or in writing or wherever creativity is needed. Practice the art of persuasion. This way, one develops skills in selling that can be of use in the future.
Opportunities to sell oneself or one's ideas are open and plenty. Plus there is much that has been written about it waiting to be practiced in reality. Once little learnings as such are planted in one's life, they can eventually turn out to be skills. And step by step, little by little, one breaks away from waking up Monday mornings and declaring "I hate my job."