I Hate My Work: What Does It Take To Change Jobs?
Should you even change jobs, when you catch yourself saying, I hate my work? Frankly, I do not have the answer, but what I will attempt to do here is to show you that the path to changing jobs is not a linear one.
Finding that answer is a painful path because of the uncertainty that it takes you. Having quit from my job twice to dabble in two very different fields has taught me that there are no clear one-stop answers.
People tend to think that when they start resenting their job, that is when they should quit. Perhaps so, but more often than not they find themselves back in the loop they wanted to get out from in the first place. Learning what you want to do is like finding ourselves. It is a tough journey and one that we may not even have an ‘actual’ answer for this lifetime.
1. No Overnight Solution
Both have worked for different people. The only problem is for you to think which one suits you best. The latter provides for a lot of uncertainties. And if you have the financial capabilities and is willing to sacrifice your savings in order to get the ideal job then you are maybe more ready than others.
The challenge is this, sometimes even after finding what is deemed the ideal job it still does not satisfy you. What do you do then? Well, do not let the experience go to waste. Which is why finding that elusive dream job takes time, patience and hard work. Each job that you move to teaches you something about yourself. You need to be sure you are able to pin point what it is that teaches you about yourself and your view about work. That way, each time you say, I hate my work and quit it helps you progress closer to your goal.
The experiments of doing work either on the side after your full time job, during weekends to try out if you like certain jobs or quitting outright to experiment will take a lot of work. It will also take a lot of hard work to figure out what really suits you and what it is that you are pursing with your new career. So, if you say I hate my work, be able to take the hard work of finding out what suits you.
5. Humble Enough?
Please do not think that the perfect career is around the corner. People who found happiness and satisfaction from their work took years to find it. More importantly, there aren’t jobs in this world that pays a lot for little sacrifice whether in terms of time or effort. If there are, they are usually known as get rich quick schemes.
So, before you say, I hate my work one more time – perhaps you should understand your role at work and know the role of work in your life. More importantly, make sure you accomplish something daily at work and then see of you go home more fulfilled and satisfied.
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