32
   

Do I hate my job, or do I just hate work?

 
 
OGIONIK
 
  1  
Tue 15 May, 2007 08:11 am
sometimes i wish i could just strip naked, walk out of my city and live peacefully eating plants and stuff.

**** WORK!
DrewDad
 
  1  
Tue 15 May, 2007 08:19 am
In answer to the original question: Perhaps you just hate your career.
0 Replies
 
canttakeit
 
  1  
Tue 22 Apr, 2008 01:46 pm
Sick of Working
I'm just sick and tired of working and getting no where. It really sucks!! It's to the point now that even if I were getting somewhere I'd still hate working!! I know that sounds selfish but...I do NOT care!! I'm tired!
0 Replies
 
kickycan
 
  1  
Tue 22 Apr, 2008 01:49 pm
Thank you so much for your contribution, canttakeit.

If it makes you feel any better, I feel your pain. As OGIONIK said, **** WORK!
0 Replies
 
OGIONIK
 
  1  
Tue 22 Apr, 2008 04:13 pm
Re: Do I hate my job, or do I just hate work?
kickycan wrote:
Well, I just freaked out at work and got into a loud argument with my boss...again.

Then I realized that it's not his fault that I hate this corporate piece of **** job and that I get so frustrated at the ridiculous hoops I have to go through just to do my job with the bare minimum of quality. I went back into his office, told him this and apologized, and he said he thinks I would probably hate any job.

Would I hate any job? Is it just that I can't stand work in general? I am always open to what people have to say about me, but I don't think he's right this time.

I have always complained about work, but I don't remember every being so frequently frustrated and uncontrollably filled with rage. I remember not really enjoying my job as a construction worker, and as a furniture mover, but I don't remember ever feeling this ball of rage in the pit of my stomach on a daily basis, or the contempt that I feel for most of the people that I see in the elevator or around the building.

If it is just this job, the answer is obviously to get a different job. But if it's that I hate work in general, then I'm in trouble. I can't live with this feeling for another twenty-plus years. I will definitely go insane.

If you want to weigh in on this, go ahead, but I just wanted to write this down so I could examine my thoughts and motivations.


I had a part time job moving furniture out of casinos, floor after floor after floor after floor of heavy wooden ****.


I loved it.

Sittin in front of cameras for 8 hours a day soemtimes working 6 day 16 hour a day weeks?

That brought me almost to suicide. literally i just ended up going against my trued nature which is to throw myself at my work and do the best job possible, then i just started sleeping and got laid off.

oh well, poor mans vacation aka unemployment. Ahhhhhhhh!

Relaxing sexy time!
0 Replies
 
StupidCountryStupidJobs
 
  1  
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 12:27 pm
Working is stupid and worthless
I have hated working because I never feel it does any good. When I sit back and analyze why I'm here, it really is for no reason. I mean, who wants to come to their job every day knowing that, "ooooh, boy! i just made another $8.50 this past hour, in which a portion of that I get to hand over to our wonderful and elustrious government in taxes!!!!" People think that working tons of hours is the answer, when in fact, you work, only to realize you were just as poor when you weren't working at all!!! None of it makes sense to me. Most jobs are boring and repetitive, and most normal people can only stand to do them for so long, before enough is enough. UNLESS, of course, you're one of those kinds of people that is constantly sucking up to the boss or blowing him behind doors just to keep your job! Any by the way, did I mention that I never have guilt in taking unemployment, especially since IT'S YOUR MONEY!!!! Unemployment only makes my life easier, but then again, am I wrong for wanting to do nothing but make money? NAH!!!
0 Replies
 
jespah
 
  2  
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 04:30 pm
No wonder you're poor, you make $17k a year. Working overtime 24/7 will never make you wealthy, or even make you break even. This is also why your job is boring and repetitive.

Try getting an education; you'll have better opportunities and won't have to change what a lovable person you are in order to make a decent living.
dlowan
 
  1  
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 04:48 pm
jespah wrote:
No wonder you're poor, you make $17k a year. Working overtime 24/7 will never make you wealthy, or even make you break even. This is also why your job is boring and repetitive.

Try getting an education; you'll have better opportunities and won't have to change what a lovable person you are in order to make a decent living.


I dunno.

I did 9 years of tertiary educatin so I could do all that and I'm sitting here typing this prcrastinating about going to work.


**** WORK!!!
0 Replies
 
margo
 
  1  
Wed 23 Jul, 2008 08:52 pm
ditto!
0 Replies
 
Big Al
 
  2  
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 11:09 pm
@kickycan,
wow, I thought I was the only one to feel like you do. The problem with me is, I hate work in general and I'm only 23 years old. I think going to work is a life sentence to a crime you didn't commit. I am a musician and thats all I want to be. Sure it's a lot of "work" technically, but it's not work to me, it's a paid hobby. Getting up to an alarm and being hearded off somewhere I don't want to go everyday isn't living to me, it's simply being alive. I know everyone says they don't like work or they hate work, but when I say it God help me I mean it. Not only do I not want to, I can't. I currently take anti depressants to help me battle through when at the end of the day, if I had a music career then it would all go away. Imagine knowing what you want to do and no matter how hard you work for it their is no garentee that you'll ever get there. I hate being this way and I know I get judged by people when I tell them how I feel, I get branded a lazy doll bludging bum, but it's not like I want to do nothing forever. I'm sorry to bring the mood down but like you it feels good to get your thoughts down in writting. I hope you find what you're looking for and I hope you do it before you get anywhere near how I feel. Thanks for your time.
Big Al
LindaG
 
  1  
Wed 12 Nov, 2008 02:38 am
@FreeDuck,
Hello

I think it is best to change how you think about your job, to change how you think means creating a new you. Be happy for every moment. When you are at work see what you are doing there as good, make yourself see the good in your job. This can be hard at first but by trying you can break through the negative emotional state you are in. Any negative emotional state will have an impact on you and your world so to make yourself see good is to create a new world which serves you for your health. Anger is a negative emotion and will create very bad effects in you, which means you will not enjoy yourself. every moment is precious and should be enjoyed, for it is only one moment in time which you will have to feel this way. feel good. Good Luck, best wishes.
0 Replies
 
Mr Stillwater
 
  1  
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 03:02 am
@jespah,
Quote:
Try getting an education


Yep. Six munce ago eye culdn't spel 'Lybrerian'. Now I is one.
0 Replies
 
onayrb
 
  2  
Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:07 am
Good thread - definately worth contributing to - even if it seems to have lain dormant for a while. I hope this resurrects it

My story.....

9 long years now in the world of the office. A strange choice of where to spend 9 years and stranger still to only wake up to that realisation within the last six months. But I have woken up and will be moving on soon and I'll tell you where to after this short history:

The office Years:
Years 1 to 2:
Cheap suits, lots of photocopying, good attitude - helpful, positive and dedicated.
Years 3 to 5
Increased responsibility, promotion, very long hours, success, pay increases
Years 5 to 7
Responsible role, now unwilling to work long hours, use of position to duck work and become master of delegation to the extent where there is nothing left for self to do. I then think that after 7 years it is time to change - so move to an identical job in another office for more pay.
Years 7 to 9
Helpful positive and dedicated for 1 month - followed by work avoidance and much delegation up until this point now. Six months ago I realised that what I actually do all day (when I actually do something) is utterly meaningless.

So - I leave in a month or two to join the Police. A quite radical career change. It will be physical, challenging and worthwhile and for much less pay. I can't wait.

In summary I realised that I can no longer tolerate getting out of bed to travel against my will to a place full of people whose enthusiasm for their work I cannot relate to or understand. I am wrong for office/business life as I really fail to see how anyone can be remotely interested in such a world. My colleagues actually wonder why I am often moody and always cynical! I would have though it quite obvious why....

I will no longer participate in meetings rich with marketing/business bullsh*t speak - Or leave for home each day - feeling drained by the lack of anything real or worthwhile accomplished in the 8 hours preceding my departure.

I wish all the nice people on this thread success in changing or just tolerating whatever they do for work.
StraightNoChaser
 
  2  
Wed 28 Oct, 2009 12:22 pm
@kickycan,
Hi Kickycan,

Hello from Japan again.
Apology for taking me years to reply to your post and thanks very much for your words. I realised that we feel pretty much the same about our jobs regardless of nationality or culture.

I wrote my last post about 3 years ago. I know it was a long time ago...
I don't work for that company any longer. I really hated my direct boss.
He just complained whatever I did. Of course, he had his side of story and I had mine. But in the end, I decided to leave. Because I thought that working in such an environment was really bad for my mental health.

I'm currently working as a customer service staff at an international logistics company. The staff have to be fluent in both Japanese and English as well as have business and inter-personal skills. Though I'm a temp worker and basically have to work a night shift, also on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, I think I'm enjoying my job.
You see, since the company has many branches throughout the world and provides a 24-hour customer service, we must work like this. But it doesn't bother me at all.

So yeah, I realised I just hated that job, not that I didn't like to work.
Of course, if I had enough money to make ends meet without working for the rest of my life, I would choose not to work. But, it's not realistic to think like that, right?

Anyway, how do you or don't you like your current job?
0 Replies
 
freeandeasy
 
  1  
Mon 4 Jan, 2010 07:11 pm
@OGIONIK,
ditto lol
0 Replies
 
deadhead
 
  1  
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 05:43 am
Married three kids, mortgage, 39yo, 20 years of experiance in business/office bullshit work, good pay, nice house , nice cars, utterly shitty meaningless corporate work = utterly meaningless life.
Everyday I think of puting a gun in my mouth and blowing my ******* brains out, the only thing stopping me is I love my kids too much.
I just wanted to put this down to warn anyone who is young enough and without committments to make a change in career, to not procrastinate but just do it. Don't waste your life in a office job, sucking corporate dick for the cash, try and find something that will make a real difference in this world. I wish I had but now my life is fucked.

Thanks for reading.

Green Witch
 
  2  
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 06:02 am
@deadhead,
You're not dead yet. You make your life with your choices. Make new choices. Sell the house, sell the cars ( buy cheaper ones with cash), downsize your material needs and you decrease your dependency on your job. What would you rather be doing? How old are your kids?
0 Replies
 
eoe
 
  2  
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 04:13 pm
@deadhead,
deadhead wrote:

Married three kids, mortgage, 39yo, 20 years of experiance in business/office bullshit work, good pay, nice house , nice cars, utterly shitty meaningless corporate work = utterly meaningless life.
Everyday I think of puting a gun in my mouth and blowing my ******* brains out, the only thing stopping me is I love my kids too much.
I just wanted to put this down to warn anyone who is young enough and without committments to make a change in career, to not procrastinate but just do it. Don't waste your life in a office job, sucking corporate dick for the cash, try and find something that will make a real difference in this world. I wish I had but now my life is fucked.

Thanks for reading.




Please consider an alternative. It may feel like you're trapped but as Green Witch said, you're not even 40. You've got maybe another 40 years to do something else, something more satisfying with your life. But only if you have the balls to make a change.

Your life is fucked only if you think it is.
sozobe
 
  2  
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 06:36 pm
@eoe,
Hey now, I'm 39 and am happily contemplating various next acts, job-wise (I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past several years but am looking at getting back out there), 39 is not nearly as old as you seem to think it is. Lots of options left for you especially if you're currently making good money (may need to do some scrimping and saving and deferring but still a lot of options).
0 Replies
 
dannyuk
 
  1  
Fri 15 Oct, 2010 05:18 am
@onayrb,
I loved this post - I'd really like to know how you're doing in your career change, I was thinking of doign the same thing, I truly related to how you felt here. Please let me know, kindest regards,
Danny
[Moderator note: email address redacted at poster's request]
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Dispatches from the Startup Front - Discussion by jespah
Bullying Dominating Coworker - Question by blueskies
Co worker being caught looking at you - Question by lisa1471
Work Place Romance - Discussion by Dino12
Does your office do Christmas? - Discussion by tsarstepan
Question about this really rude girl at work? - Question by riverstyx0128
Does she like me? - Question by jct573
Does my coworker like me? - Question by riverstyx0128
Maintenance training - Question by apjones37643
Personal questions - Discussion by Angel23
Making friends/networking at work - Question by egrizzly
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/21/2021 at 02:35:21