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Hate Your Job? Here’s What You Need To Do.

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

( Are you somebody who dreads the thought of going to work each day? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many of us find ourselves in jobs that we hate. We may find the workload stressful, or perhaps our boss and colleagues make our life difficult. We may feel as if we are not being used to the best of our potential, or we may find little reward from what we are doing. Whatever the case, there are ways to be happier in employment, and these are just some of them.

Confront the problem

Why are you unhappy at work? There may be nothing with the job you have chosen, but other factors may impinge on your enjoyment in the workplace. Perhaps you have bullying colleagues. If so, there is advice here,, or your boss may be pushing you too hard. You won’t get any happier if you aren’t proactive, so figure out what is making you unhappy and make steps to deal with the problem. This may be easier said than done, but you will at least have some satisfaction in knowing that you tried to make the situation better, rather than becoming resentful when doing nothing.

Take a break

If you have vacation days, then use them. Without a break once in a while, you are going to burn yourself out and get ill. While we have some valuable advice for stress at, you can reduce the issue by taking the occasional day off or taking the family away on holiday. Life is more than work, and sometimes we need to get out of the workplace to recharge our batteries. You will feel better when you come back to work as a result

Quit your job

Okay, so for a lot of people, this is impractical. If you have a family to support and bills to pay, you can’t simply quit your job at the drop of a hat. However, you can begin to look for other work while you are currently employed in the job that’s causing you misery. You might even take some night classes or an online course to improve your employability. Then, when you have found a better job, leave the hellhole that is your current workplace, and move on to pastures new.

Change your career path

Many of us are stuck on a career path that we started on when we were very young. We may even have moved up the ladder and earned ourselves a tidy income as a result. However, life is too short to be stuck in a career that we don’t enjoy. Money isn’t everything, so if you are finding no meaning from what you are doing, you might want to take a risk and try something new. Some people get a personal reward from caring for others, such as the nursing roles found at, or working within charitable organisations. You may also want to pursue something you are passionate about, finding a career that matches a hobby, such as in writing or art, as examples. Find something that will give you a spring in your step when you get out of bed each day.

Final word

We hope we have helped a little. By making some forward thinking steps, you may not resent the alarm clock the next time it wakes you in the morning. Good luck.

Staff Writer; Shelia Ford

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