I really hate my job

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by spittinfire, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    So I'm sitting here at work, really trying to stay focused on the tasks at hand but all I'm doing is sitting her reminding myself how much I hate being here, which of course is a self fueling fire. As some of you know my wife and I are getting ready to move, we're just waiting on a few things to line up.
    Since I've started working here, I'm constantly tired and find very little motivation to do things when I get home. My wife has told me about things she has noticed, she said I'm different when I get home, I'm slower to wake up and miss going to the gym more now then any time she has known me. A couple of weeks ago she even told me to put in my 2 week notice.
    I've only been here 3 1/2 months and when I leave on Friday my weekend is clouded with the nagging thought that I will have to return on Monday.
    I realize it's Monday and I could just be having a bad day, it's just that I feel like this all the time and today it's worse. Sorry guys, I'll stop whinning now.
     
  2. LtpLegend

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    Eat alot of fiber and after you take a huge **** you will look at it with pride and feel so much better. At least that helped for me at work... lol


    At least you know its work related and not depression or marital problems. Trying doing something nice this weekend with your wife, like a day adventure. I don't know what your into but a nice boat ride in the sun then dinner always works.
     

  3. Dillinger

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    That sucks bro - I know that feeling all too well. Dreading waking up on Sunday, because that means it's the last day before you have to go back to work.

    I was in the same boat just last month - luckily I got laid off, then re-hired to a different part of the company, so I was able to get out and MAN, what a difference....

    My old man used to talk about it all the time, he would get fed up working some place, it would begin to wear on him, so he would look for a new job and when he got one, he was in a much better mood.

    The workplace in this day and age has continued to creep more and more into our daily lives. Cellphones, Blackberry's, e-mail from home, it's just all a way for the electronic leash to get tighter on your neck. :mad:

    Here's hoping that you can find something else and soon bro - good luck and tough it out if you possibly can. A lot of folks out there would gladly take a crappy job in this economy....

    JD
     
  4. orangello

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    I got really tired of my last job after switching from one function to another depending on the whims of their budgeters. If you get stuck in a rut of constantly thinking about how much the job sucks, the only real way out is to quit. That might be the best thing for you, but try to deal with it in a more positive manner to see if that makes it more bearable. Remember the old SaturdayNightLive bit about "lowered expectations"? At my last job, i finally went from constantly complaining & counting the seconds to thinking about the "at leasts": at least i have a job that will pay my rent, at least i only work 8 hour days, at least i enjoy my other job, at least i like these people i work with, at least the job has health insurance, at least my boss is inept enough to be laughable & entertaining, etc. Give it a shot; it worked well enough for me, until i changed jobs.

    Don't let having an unsatisfying job ruin the other 2/3's of the day that the job pays for or the weekends.
     
  5. Benning Boy

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    Oh my God, dude, do I work in the same place as you?:eek:
     
  6. AcidFlashGordon

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    Look at it this way:

    You're currently employed which helps pay the bills. Even though the job might suck, you did say you're waiting to relocate so the "sucking" part will soon be history.

    There are days and even weeks where I wonder why I quit the job at the local slot machine manufacturer to take my current one where I have to get to the terminal, catch a plane to work, drive 20 miles to get to my remote site, spend the day with less than slow company computer speed (we can't access the "real" internet due to high security concerns), eat sandwiches or canned food (because the chow hall is 25 miles away and we only have 30 minutes for lunch), crap in an outhouse, no running water, no phone access to the outside world and then, at the end of the work day, reverse a lot of the above bulls**t.

    Then I look at what I have. I have a job that pays really well and a LOT higher than the casinos pay their electronic technicians. I'm working on "unusual" equipment which is a challenge...something that keeps my electronic technician skills at their peak even though I've been in the field for 30+ years. I've gotten 2 promotions and 4 decent raises, better than the casinos, in the last 4 years of working there.

    So, remember that even though your job sucks, you do have relocation plans so that "suckage" is due to change. Look at it that way and maybe the "suckage" will not seem so bad....
     
  7. LtpLegend

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    Yeah definitely. In all my old jobs I took solace in knowing and repeating to myself "You can always QUIT" It does depend on who your supporting to as well. I was laid off in January from my career job. My older brother was laid off too last month. So of course at least you do have a job. I would say though to take great care in not letting your crappy job affect your personnel life. Easier said then done yes. You are about to move too so its not like you have to hang on for that much longer.

    All I'm saying is don't let it ever ruin your marriage or personnel life. Get out there and enjoy the people you love on the weekends. It will not only make you all happier but give you something to think about and look froward too on those tough days
     
  8. cpttango30

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    Hey spitinfire you got a GPS?

    Check out Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site. I started this 3 months ago to get the family off the couch and out the door. Now my wife wants to spend every waking moment geocaching. I am telling you try it it is a blast. We have found so many new and exciting adventures that are all within 25 miles of the house. if you don't have a GPS get on ebay and look for a Garmin Etrex ledgend. I paid $61 for mine and we found over 100 caches with it before my wife went off the deep end and paid $300 for a Garmin Colorado 300 that is color screen and does a lot of stuff.

    What is it. Well we use multibillon dollar military technology to look for $1.98 tupperware in the woods. How can that not be fun?

    Your in a rut man. thats all do something different and new. I used to bring work home with me all the time. Mad and pissed because my job sucked my boss was an inbred Uneducated Ahole that was so mad at the world it hurt for him to laugh. Now when work is done I leave and I don't think about it until I am back the next day sitting at my desk. I know it can be hard but you gotta leave it there. If you can't then get out of there hell go work in the gun store for a while. selling lemonade on the street corner with the kids.

    Hey man if you need an ear to chew just PM me. I know you guys here listen to me bitch and moan enough I am willing to do it for anyone of the core supporting members.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks guys. Mabye I'm just having a rough day. I am thankful for the job I have that can support me and my wife who is currently looking for a job as an art teacher(just graduated). WE're going out of town to a wedding this weekend, hopefully that will help.

    benning, if you and I worked together somehow I think we might cause some problems.
     
  10. feedsasquatch

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    I think I could have started this thread... Yeah, I work retail for a certain cell phone company who shall remain nameless, and it's been hell. Monthly quotas have turned into weekly ones, with my regional manager threatening to fire me every other week (we have a new quota on home phone, tv, and internet sales that I sometimes don't hit 100%; but I'm not the only one). Doesn't do much for motivation. And then there's my "management" that complains about my performance, even when I hit and exceed my sales quotas. I'd quit now, but I have a wife and baby to take care of, and I need the money and insurance. I need to find another job, but the job market in Louisville sucks, and all my limited job experience is in retail, which I want to get out of. I'd love to get into a entry level position in something more technical, like network maintenance or software troubleshooting, but not many people are hiring, and those that are want you to have experience.

    All right I'm done complaining now. I'm sure something will come up in the near future before I quit or get fired. I've got a 2 week vacation coming up in the end of July, so that should help a little...
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Hey if you can't whine to your brothers in arms, well then who?

    That happened to me three years ago. But while I may not like a job, I hate looking for a new one also. So I tend to sit in a crappy place and feel bad for myself. It's only when the misery gets great enough that I'll make the effort to make a move. There is a saying that "God is doing for me what I can't do for myself". When things got bad enough three years ago I put out the resume' and a great situation was right there. Been happy here since.

    Good luck man.

    PS It's easier to get a job while you have a job. I never quit till I have somthing new set up.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'm definately not going to quite until I have something else lined up. I've got something in place, it's just not enough for us to live on. It's a dream job(restoring cars) but it would just be me and the owner so we're waiting on my wife to find a job teaching. We have some great leads just nothing solid yet. We thought we would by now but we're still waiting, and praying. Prayers are always welcome in my book.

    So I started to make a list of good things about this job:
    it pay my bills
    I have health insurance for me and my wife
    One guy I work with is a clown and often makes me laugh
    It's starting to get hot here and I'm in the a/c
    While I'm on hold I come here and BS with you guys
    I'm in medical sales so occasionally I get to help an old vet
    my boss is an idiot and I laugh at him regularly
     
  13. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    One of my favorites! :D

    Have you got good vending machines?
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    No, none at all. We actually don't even have a water fountain in my office. I've made good friend with the people in Subway next door. I go over there every day to fill up my water bottle so I have something to drink.
     
  15. orangello

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    Well, not entirely bad. I audited a vending machine company at my last job; they bought most of their snacks from the "day old" bread place. Day old is OK, but how long do they linger in the machine :eek: . As far as soda machines; well, Obama is chasing a soda tax that would just piss you off by spiking the cost of a cola & possibly inspiring roving gangs to raid all soda vending machines. :cool:

    Think about those Jared commercials & all the pounds/exercise you've saved drinking all that water. :D
     
  16. jwhirl413

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    hey bro, you totally need to hit up the gun show this weekend, i'm sure it will brighten your life for a least a day...where you moving to?
     
  17. WDB

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    Spit,
    It's been a long while since I worked for anyone but myself. Back in the day when I got fed up with the job I'd look at the picture of my family and understand this is why I put up with the bs. Hang in there brother, keep the job in check as a means to an end and don't let it take away from your life. We work to live and don't live to work.
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks Guys! I'm handing in my doctor's note on Friday and heading to Raleigh. There is a wedding on Saturday my wife is taking me to.
    Jwhirl, I forgot about the gun show. Thanks for reminding me! I'm asking the wife about it right now!