How Have You Dealt With A Job You Hated?

How Have You Dealt with a Job You Hated?

Whether it was due to boredom, an unpleasant environment or lousy colleagues, at some point most of us have had jobs that were just plain awful. How do you cope when that happens?

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We've shared several different ideas before about surviving crappy jobs, but now we'd like to hear from you. How have you made the best of a job you hated? Tell us in the comments.


    I quit and found new work.
    There always has to be a level of 'work at the issue and attempt to fix it' but sometimes that's not possible. For myself, when my management position was essentially relegated to full time phone support due to increased efficiency and the business owner refusing to expand my department I had to suck it up and leave.
    More recently, I've thrown myself into training and professional development when a new director came on board and started running the department into the ground. The goal was to get trained up, and promoted or achieve skills to get a new job. The director was fired. Life got easier.

    Sucking it up until something better comes along. This is tough to do. I am doing so right now.
    You could leave I guess, but the prospect of getting a job straight away or within a few weeks is very slim nowadays even if you do your utter best. Just quitting would be heaven, but also a death sentence at the same time. Bills need to be payed. This is what keeps me here

      Agreed. This is exactly the situation I was in. My job was great for the first 2 years and has been hell the last two years. However, I just found out Wednesday that I got my dream job :D

        Awesome! Congratulations!
        (Room for 1 more?) lol

    You just put your head down and do it, reminding yourself that it's not for you, it's for the people you're supporting at home. It's been six years and change so far, and it's worked to varying degrees at different points along that road.

    Last edited 14/02/14 1:28 pm

    Hating a job may be the result of workplace bullying.
    Be mindful of what is defined as bullying (its not just demanding canteen money!)

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