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Readers Respond: Why Do You Hate Your Job?

Responses: 342


Poor Management in Health Care

I've been a nurse for a while and one of the things that drives me to hating my field isn't the patients or the families, but hospital management. It truly is sad that a field that should be about holistic care just eats is employees. I was recently hurt at work and was offered workers compensation, but I offered to do light duty so that I could contribute, other than be home being paid to do nothing. What a bad idea. My light duty was pretty much ignored by management, which caused my injury to slowly heal. Instead of having an environment of healing, compassion, and somewhere to thrive I have found nursing to be less than what I had expected. What is even worse is the way that management doesn't take in the whole picture of the patient or their needs.
—Guest Nurse

I hate my JOB!!!!

I was an Risk Analyst for 12 years and did a corporate move to AZ. I loved being an Analyst but due to the economy was let go in 2009. Positions were non-existent so I took a Customer Service related job with a large employer in AZ. It helped me pay the bills but I HATE DEALING WITH customers over the phone. They are rude, have no phone etiquette, and are just awful to deal with. As an analyst, the phone was used rarely. I am so depressed with this job. Getting up every day M thru F is getting harder and harder when all I want to do is stay in bed. Finding a Risk Analyst job in my field is still hard. I am in the position of being almost debt free so I refuse to go back to school and get in debt. I wish I could just chuck this job yesterday!

Outta Here

Ive only been there a few weeks. Almost immediately, there were huge piles of work on my desk. I worked hard, didn't take a break (despite the constant cigarette breaks of my coworkers). The training was a joke. I made a mistake, and I heard my supervisor throw me under the bus instead of at least taking partial responsibilty. I lucked into a better job, and have the luxury of collecting my paycheck friday, and then telling them I won't be back!!! AAAAHHHH revenge is sooo sweet.
—Guest sarah

Hate My Job Does Not Even Start

Hate is to mild a word for how I feel about my job, coworkers and boss. I have worked here over ten years and watched it degrade from a success oriented company to I don't know what our goals are now. Profits, success and customer service are no longer what we stand for. It is am embarassment to work here, and I resigned, but they refused to accept it, so I have to walk out and quit leaving no notice and a ten year gap on my resume, or try to figure something out. So much deception and other stuff going on that I don't want to know about. It's scary that you could get caught in the crossfire of one of there underhanded dealings and get in legal trouble. I want out now. I'd rather be homeless than in jail due to these idiots I work with.

Finding Matching Pens

I've been at this place for 3 years now and the once busy schedule I had is now gone. The company has grown, which is good, but each person they hire takes a little bit of my job away. I basically now have been reduced to being the receptionist when I once had so much responsibility. I've signed up to go back to school to earn my degree in business and so with all the free time I have here at work, I end up studying and writing my papers. I have excellent grades too. My manager (who works in a different location... ???) Doesn't communicate with me for weeks on end and when he's in our office, the talks are usually when packing up to leave for home. I get marginalised and patronised daily. My newest assignment is looking for matching quality pens for the teams. Yah, really. Finding matching pens..."
—Guest working student

Sick of feeling useless

I hate the fact that I have been doing my job for seven years, and because I had surgery a year ago was struggling with finances on a bad money pit house, and afresh move to a new state, I loved it when I first started. I felt like I was getting where I needed to be and then we got a new boss who came in and got rid of the two females in charge (me and another woman) and replaced us both with two younger men both with years less experience and unfortunately resented the responsibility. Now one year later things are worse, and I can't leave. I feel like I've become a worse person. I have no motivation no interest in what I do anymore, I hate the fact I was replaced and all I want is out to move. To start over, but there is no where else to go, and now I get the reputation of not having a team spirit after nearly a year of abuse from the boss. I can't stay here and as soon as I can find an opening somewhere else I will leave and hope that a few fresh faces and attitude will refresh me.
—Guest Ihatezmyjob


Nobody speaks to each other at the company I work at. We sit in cubes and at the end of the day I am totally depressed having not spoken to a human being all day.
—Guest DD

I hate my job

Because our 'managers' are rubbish. They preach & teach all the rules & regs. (many in truck driving world) but when you do your best to comply, they despise you because you are straining resources and causing delays (in their perception anyway) I am also a woman & the men managers HATE the fact that a woman is better informed and trained in a 'mans' role than they are. They don't seem to want to raise the bar to improve standards; much easier to cut corners and take the path of least resistance. I'll stay because of my pay rate but I HATE it. I'm a good safe knowledgeable asset but I'm working for damn fools and its extremely demoralising.
—Guest Guest trucker

I don't hate my job, I hate the managers

My job advertised long hours, great benefits and good commission. It has all these things, but it also has teams of incompetent management that were promoted so the company could keep its spot on the TIME magazine ranking of employers who give opportunity to women and minorities. I have no problem with that, but some of these managers are not management material! They berate in meetings, rather than in private, they try to foster an atmosphere of fear and paranoia in the main warehouse and condescend to people who've been doing the job for 30 plus years when they're barely out of college. Added to that, the great benefits and commission are only available once they authorize you for what is promised to be a quick promotion. Then they throw you at the hardest jobs with little help (that resents being told to help you in the first place) and keep you in that introductory position for as long as possible. I just got this job, but I already want to quit. I had my last one for years. :(
—Guest Not what was advertised

Work Tirade

i post my gripes about work at http://www.worktirade.com
—Guest work tirade

Assumed Christian

I've been with my company for 12 years now. So, no one told me that only Christians are hired here...I must look the part, but I am not. I grew up on the East coast, and no single religion was favored. Yes, I may have been indoctrinated as a Catholic, but hitting age 50, I realized that I just don't buy ANY OF IT. I don't. Moving to the midwest and working for a "family" business has showed me they make huge assumptions about the people they hire. Now, I get bombarded with religious emails, invitations to accept Jesus into my heart, and scripture verses. I'm an HR person, for heaven's sake! I want OUT!

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

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