Job is Making Me Miserable
- I work in a restaurant. I get treated like crap because I actually do my job. My coworkers are lazy, rude, and all they do is gossip about who slept with who, and who cheated on who. Management is just as bad. They join in on the gossip while people are waiting to be helped at the front, and i cant always get to them right away. It ticks me off!
- —Guest bri
I Hate Pushing Sales on People
- After 10 years in sales, persuading people to buy products/services they don't need I've realised that I've probably wasted my working life so far!
- —Guest Intelligent guy
Boss Trusts the Wrong Guy
- I hate my boss because he just believes and trusts the wrong guy. He brought in a person who can be a senior person on top of me and he doesn't know anything. I am teaching him and he is getting the credit!!!! I tried to show it to my boss but it just won't work.
- —Guest Guest A
Burned Out Teacher
- There are too many reasons why I am unhappy in my job. Student behaviors, student apathy, student lack of responsibility, student motivation, student lack of appreciation for what I am trying to do for them, state and federal testing requirements, boredom with my subject and curriculum, grading papers every day without time for it. I get 50 minutes to plan my day and grade 70+ assignments and most days the assignments have to be graded on my own time. When I work OT it actually makes me get paid less per hour because I am on salary, parents think their children are always right and that teachers are always wrong, parents in general, administration too afraid to do anything that would ruffle feathers. I have done this for 10 years and I know I need to make a change not only for me but for the students that I teach. They deserve someone who enjoys what they do and inspires them. I only make them hate math and me. The only thing I like is the vacation time--not a reason to stay.
- —Guest MathTeacher10
Elderly Care Sucks
- I've worked in elderly care for over 20 years and i've had it. I hate grumpy old women, I hate the smell of pee, I hate lugging overweight old people around because there is no lift between floors. I hate doing a 12 hour night shift, I hate the morons I work with who think they're so important when a trained chimp could do their job. I hate cleaning out commode pots by hand as there is no proper sluice. I am burned out and being made ill and depressed by this job. Have given my notice, but have to work till end of month, feel like killing myself!!
- —Guest blondie
- My boss is a punk. He was brought in by my real boss to mentor to him on moving up in the company. He has zero people and socialization skills. He dresses in suits that are 2 sizes too big: he gets DUI's while driving on a military base he sleeps with his employees, he thinks he knows everyone else's jobs, and he doesn't, and he wants me to purposefully break rules and regulations.
- —Guest SDWRU
Stuck In Rut
- I have been in the same job - University bookstore - working in the same Dept. for 14 years. I used to love my job until the Dept. was taken over by the Finance Dept. My bosses are bullies and some of the people I work with are bossy as well and push me around although I have the most seniority. I feel as though I don't count anymore and that I am not needed. I have seven years to go until retirement and feel stuck in a rut. There are no challenges left and no chances for advancement of any sort. That is why I hate my job.
- —Guest Wish I Could Retire
- I really hate this job I'm currently at. The company started out as a family company and there are some family members who still remain to this day. I made a lot of friends and most of them are nice people however family members get special treatments and I was lie right in my face about current stuff that was going happen. I'm not currently doing what I was hired to do and with every single day that passes by, I wish for the pink slip. I could say my job is the worst, yet there are people out there who have jobs that look like sh*t compared to the job I have. I don't know how long I can last with this company anymore since I'm fed up with the IT stone age equipment that I have to salvage and put together for new employees.
- —Guest Hating
What is the POINT?????
- I'm 35 years old and I've worked for a state Department of Environmental Protection agency for the past 6 years. That makes me the youngest, least senior, lowest paid person in an office of over 100. There is virtually no merit-based advancement, or advancement of any kind. There are no bonuses. I took a 20% pay cut to come work here, because I wanted to make a difference. I used to have 8 coworkers my age to hang out with at lunch but they were all laid off a couple years ago due to budget cuts. The average age at our agency is now around 54. Most of my coworkers are like zombies stumbling toward retirement. They've been pushed around and beaten down by so many administrations they just don't care. We hardly protect the environment at all. They keep telling me "someday this will all be yours." If I can make it to that time in the future, around 15 to 20 years from now, I hope that my DEP doesn't look anything like the one I work for now. Hopefully I'm not a zombie by then.
- —Guest DEP
Thanks for the Advice
- I truly am so sick of my job everyday. It's been 10 years! I will keep it quiet though. But I hate my job and so sick of it!
- —Guest TECH BLONDIE
- I was hired to be an IT infrastructure analyst but instead am building websites. I seem to have an affinity for learning things quickly so I was placed to fill this need while people who actually want to do this for a living are hired. It's been six months and here I am, now expert at the task, bored out of my mind. I abhor my tasks but I'm not really sure why. I think it's because I'm not given any deadlines. I know there are deadlines, but I just don't know what they are. There's no structure to climb; no metrics to improve. There's just a pile of stuff to do. It's boring, monotonous, repetitive, and not challenging. I want to do something exciting... I want to improve, innovate, and invent... I want to challenge and be challenged. I make decent money for a single guy and I'm half-way through my pilot lessons. I don't want to quit my job and no longer be able to afford to fly. I'm realizing I hate my job.
- —Guest Unchallenged
Hate my Job
- I hate my job for a variety of reasons. I feel that I'm just losing my time there helping some random stupid guy to make money. If I felt that with my work I'm helping someone or doing something helpful for society I would at least handle it. But the fact that I'm not appreciated and that I'm surrounded by the worst people in the world doesn't help either. I'm trying to find other work but not having luck yet.
- —Guest Sam
I Want to Quit Every Night
- This is my first full-time job and it is with a luxury brand. I don't get paid enough, I am overworked, I have been continuously insulted about "not looking good" by my boss and coworkers. The atmosphere is negative and I no longer feel like going to work anymore. I would rather do anything than work at this job and I want to just walk away. I am hoping to secure another job within the next 2 weeks, otherwise I will just hand in my notice ASAP and get out of there. I think it is plain for everyone to see that I'm unhappy, and I'm so stressed out from this job that I've gained a LOT of weight and generally lost most of my self-esteem. I'm at the point now where I think even taking a break to take care of myself will be better in the long run.
- —Guest confused girl
So Boring and No Advancement
- There are only 4 people working at the company I work for: the owner, the supervisor, and then me and one other woman. There are no other positions to achieve, and therefore no advancement. I make complete crap for money. The work is SO boring that the time drags. An 8 hour day feels like a week. I basically prepare mail and type in data entry. It's awful. I go home and spend the time trying not to cry about having to get up early and go back there again the next day. Everyone I work with is upper class and they make excellent money. They are the nicest people in the world, but I can't relate to them. I have to listen to stories of their money spending and elaborate trips constantly. No one I know goes home and spends their time dreading work, or can't sleep at night because of it. I feel so alone and no one either knows what I should do or cares. I really feel I'd rather put a bullet to my head than spend one more day there.
- —Guest Bored To Tears
Whipping Boy for the Boss's Choices
- I felt marginally validated when it dawned on me that my job description was really: "hurry up and learn so that you can show everybody else". The constant dissent on policy matters that I am expected to see through is unnerving; I agree with my coworkers' observations, but it's not my job to tackle the enemies that my boss is making within the organization (and we are NOT talking moral issues where whistle-blowing would be ethically-mandated and necessary). And it's hard, working for a dreamer that's going in the right direction that isn't finite in the way that I require. I create organization and will rip my own hair out until it's created; so it's hard being the HR-trainer/tech-person/manual writer/coordinator/acknowledgment generator/whipping-boy for my boss' choices when things are only laid out in the vaguest of terms.
- —Guest Anonymous