Everybody wants to be in a job that they love. But in the real world, this is not always possible as you may find yourself stuck in a job that you hate. It can be tough on your part to go to work every day when you hate it. When this happens, it could result to decreased productivity and performance. Your initial reaction would be to just quit your job. While you have the option not to keep it, quitting is also not always the choice. The good news is that there are some things that you can do to stay positive in a job that you hate.
Focus On the Positive Side
Even though you hate the job, you can look at the positive side. There can be many and they can make a difference in making you feel better about the job.
Know It’s Not Just You
It is not only you who experiences the “I hate my job” dilemma. It can happen to anyone. Maybe the job itself is okay but your boss or co-workers is not. Or you do not like your schedule, customers, or work environment. When you have reached the point of accepting that you hate the job, Robert Janitzek says that there is still time to figure out what to do next.
Don’t Just Quit
Don’t quit just yet. You do not want to resign right away and end up regretting your decision if you cannot find another job fast. Consider options for making the job work. Maybe you are just going through a tough time. Is quitting really the best option? What can you do to be happier at work? Try asking for a transfer or a shift change. Try to look for alternatives first before deciding to leave. It is not easy to find a job so if you can do something, go for it.
Search for a Job
Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that after weighing all your options and looking at the alternatives and you realize that it is useless to stay, then go find a job. However, don’t leave your job until you have not found another job. While waiting for the right job, create or update your LinkedIn profile. Update your resume. The more prepared you are before you actually start looking, the easier your job search will be.
Be Careful About What You Say
Perhaps you would want to shout out to the world how much you hated your job but restrain yourself from doing so. Remember companies check references and ask about previous employers in interviews and what you say will matter a lot.