June 6, 2016

5 Surefire Ways To Get Stuck In A Job You Hate

Everyone wants to find a dream job that they are passionate about. In reality though, no job is perfect. Even the happiest person is going to get a little frustrated with their job every so often. But when a bad day turns into a downward spiral of hating your job, it’s not healthy for you.

Elephant stuck in mud picture

Getting stuck in a job you hate is a bad situation. It can be a frustrating and depressing situation that can cause you to be in a permanent funk. In fact your work attitude can spill over into your personal life and directly affect your personal happiness. That’s a big problem.

If you hate your job, the first question to ask is “what needs to change to make me happy?” Maybe it’s something simple or maybe you need a major lifestyle change. Either way once you answer this question you can start working toward a solution, but this can be challenging.

So why are you ultimately stuck in a job you hate? Here are a few common reasons:

  1. Scared Of The Unknown – It’s always easier to stick with what you know than to make a change. What will it really be like when you make the switch? If you get out of a job you hate, it will be fantastic.
  2. Fear Of Failure – No one wants to fail, yet failure is a good way to learn from your mistakes and improve everything in life. Even some of the world’s most successful people failed at first.
  3. Financial Woes – The world revolves around money. If money is holding you back from making a change, that’s understandable. Start saving money know and work toward a goal so that you feel fiscally responsible and have a budget that allows you to get out of a job you hate.
  4. Lack Of Future Plans – It’s important to have both goals and a plan on how to achieve those goals. Visit JobMonkey.com to explore jobs and careers that you could potentially pursue. Define what you want to do and then figure out how to achieve it. Without a plan you lack direction and it’s easy to get stuck in a job that you hate.
  5. Don’t Know How To Make A Change – When you are stuck in a job you hate for a long time, you may be unaware of how to make a change. Visit the JobMonkey Blog for advice on why you should quit your job, how to search for a job, how to follow your dreams, and so much more. It will help to point you in the right direction.

If you truly feel stuck in a job that you hate, you need to make a change ASAP. It’s easy to get stuck and then just grin and bear it through a miserable work day. It’s time to make a change. Quit your job. Be happy. Pursue your dreams.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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