When You Hate Your Job, Take On More Work (Not Less)

Loathing your place of employment might not directly inspire you to take on more work, but you should consider it. Lindsay Olson at US News explains that more work can lead to better opportunities.

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While it might seem counter intuitive to take on additional assignments, it actually could make you happier, says Carniol: "The key is to find tasks that you would enjoy taking on, and volunteer for these extra assignments. With any luck, it may lead to a transition in your normal work towards these volunteered tasks."

Aside from other possibilities, you might wind up getting a raise for working harder. At the very least, you'll have something to occupy your time and potentially distract you from thoughts of boredom and dissatisfaction.

Additionally, you don't have to take on tasks at work. Instead, you can seek out work you like. This may seem like added stress, but if you're using your time to do something you enjoy that could potentially lead to a job you don't hate in the future, you'll be doing yourself a huge favour.

What to Do When You Loathe Your Job [US News]


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    Career advice from a man of your standing in the community is laughable.

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