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
Disparity is Delightful
- My boss makes six figures off of the work I do, which I do better and faster than she ever could. I make 11 dollars an hour doing mentally-liquefying tasks for her irresponsible dipshit clients. I shouldn't complain, because I'm grateful I can even work, but I'm sick of being expected to give a sh*t about work that means absolutely nothing to me. I'd rather drive a forklift in a warehouse for minimum wage than watch my boss reap the rewards of my efforts. My boss is nice enough; I'm just tired of doing work for somebody else's dream. She takes constant vacations and has a BMW and a Dodge sports car, as well as two homes and new 5k hot tub... Isn't that enough? I just want a nice motorcycle and some elbow room. I want to spend my efforts working for MY gain, not anybody else's.
- —Guest Average Worker
The Endless Cycle Sucks
- I think my job sucks badly, yet I know that a job is a job. I have had worse jobs and know of worse ones, however my job does suck. Getting to work takes time, it drags on and I start and finish too late in the day and end up sleeping at 2-3 am by the time I'm home again and have unwound. My ideal job would be to work for myself as my supervisor often irritates me. It's not his fault but I don't need someone to motivate me by bugging me, especially not at work. Sometimes I want to be rude and just do my own thing regardless of company rules.
- —Guest Jmcenroe
My Boss Thinks I Have an AA Not a PHD
- I hate my job because I was originally hired to run the compliance department, but now I am just a document writer. I absolutely hate my boss and even though everyone else I work with including our partners see my value, he only sees me as the toilet cleaner of my company with the job that no one wants. He also feels like he can disparage me, my job, and where I live for fun. A total passive aggressive a** hole!!
- —Guest G
I Don't Particularly Hate My Job.....
- But I don't like my boss anymore. The work itself is not all that horrible, but my boss has an overweening ego. We are not allowed to have or use our own ideas for projects, he takes credit for the work others do, and is always ready to (loudly) criticize when something is not to his liking. He is the gossip monger in our office. The worst part of all this is that there are only 6 people in my office. The company is ok, but the only way we can advance in the company is with our manager's approval. I'm sure you can imagine how often that actually happens. I just want out.
New Job after Unemployment
- I was made redundant back in March from a fantastic store after working for them for seven years. Now, I hadn't always planned to stay there, I was just there to save enough money to do my teaching degree. After three months of unemployment and being told at least 4 times that I was over-qualified for jobs I was applying for, I finally secured a job at another shop. I started last Tuesday and oh boy, I hate it with a passion. My partner has said to give it time and I will get used to it. I know myself and I know that I won't. It is a very, very small store. There are around 9 customers a day. It is quiet and there is actually nothing to do all day. I am used to a huge store where there are always customers in, and always things to do. My days drags now -- an 8 hour shift feels like it is around 5 years. I dread going to work. I cry the night before I have to go in. When I finish my shift, I sit in my car and cry for 10 minutes before I start the engine. Have no idea what to do :(
- —Guest So sad
My Boss is a Muppet
- My boss is a bully as well as being a baby that needs his hand held for absolutely everything. As a marketing director, my main duties now consist of stuffing envelopes and doing powerpoint presentation, which im pretty sure his lazy PA should be doing. This man has no emotions at all, he calls me on holiday, at night, on Sundays and expects everyone to drop everything for him and because they have for so long, it is now the norm. His only love is for money, certainly not customers, he especially likes to target the old and vulnerable who he knows he can take advantage to and sell the sh*t products we produce. The money is great, I love my team and I would love my job if it wasn't for this muppet. Do I leave knowing he'll never change or do I continue to try?
- —Guest blah blah
I Hate My Job Because I'm Not Good At It
- I have the good fortune to have the perfect job on paper. Amazing co-workers, only two of which get on my nerves (in a quirky and still loveable way). I get paid six figures to help people who are taken advantage of. My boss is a gem and wants me to succeed and is trying to help me. I have worked for this government department for 10 years and until I transferred to this agency I was always a top performing, award-winning employee. For the past three years in this job I have been miserable. I'm qualified for this work but I have made extreme f#@!*& up after extreme f#@% up. I loved the work I did at my last job, but didn't like the idea of what I did and hated my co-workers. Now, I am in the exact opposite situation and I am more miserable than I have ever been in my life. It is so demoralizing to go from being looked up to as an high-performer to a screw-up. My self-esteem and self-confidence are shot. I want to quit and become an Alpaca farmer. I am burned out and sad.
- —Guest I suck at Litigation
Bored, Mistreated, Demoralised.
- Where to begin? I'm terminally bored. I work longer and longer hours because I am bored, slack and have to catch-up. But they started it by making me work long hours to begin with. Job is 2 hrs drive away. Project I'm working on is about $700k in the red and I'm getting the blame from senior management when it is ABUNDANTLY clear to anyone with eyes we simply got cheated by the client 'cuz out contract isn't worth spit and our lawyers should be shot. I have done this work for almost 20 years. Same work. Been over it for ten years. Been better paid in the past. Lost all motivation. Am not inclined to think anything will ever change. Endless cycle. Will eventually get booted - don't know that I care.
- —Guest b0b
UPS No Room for Progression
- I've worked at UPS now for 7 months and I'm sick and tired of all the foreigners getting easy jobs because they "can't speak English" and ironically they even screw up the easy jobs up half the time. The managers are arrogant, lazy and they use their employment status as an excuse to shout at people unnecessarily and make sarcastic comments. You only get a shot at a promotion if you suck the supervisors... well you get what I mean. They expect you to bust your back every day, and they don't follow hardly any of the procedures resulting in endless amounts of misloads and damaged/broken parcels... UPS is a f**king sh**hole and they prioritise profit over customer satisfaction any day of the week..
- —Guest BoxLugger
Good Conditions, but I'm Disinterested
- I am an Executive Assistant with good work conditions. I have been here for 12 years, work 4 days a week, good pay and 4 weeks vacation. But for the past 4 years, I have become extremely disinterested in what I do. My boss is typical -- high strung, a bit negative, takes things personally, is actually too nice to her staff to get them to like her, and she relies on me way too much. I am her psychologist to many degrees. It has reached a point where I dread coming into work on Mondays because she needs to tell me all of her issues or complain about staff or the economy or her personal life. I go home drained even though my actual work tasks are menial. I thought it was where I worked but after a few interviews, I realized it would be the same anywhere else. It's the line of work I'm in. I used to like it but now I realize I need a career change and I know what I want to do -- I just need to save the money to go to school. I don't know how to tell her because she will take it personally.
- —Guest Laurel
- This is the first full time job I have held. I was working as a consultant in IT before this. I took this job since I thought I would have better hours and I could spend some time with family. I spend 12+ hours a day at work and never get to see my wife. My boss and other senior managers scapegoat me when things go wrong and take credit for things that went right. I am really smart and I know I could do better. I am fat, have diabetes, on meds but dont have any time to see my cardiologist or go to the gym. I don't want to die here. I don't know wtf am I supposed to do.
- —Guest wtfamisupposedtodo