I hate my job. I hate my job.
We all have that exact thought at some point, whether it’s true or not is up to you. Many of us don’t actually hate our jobs, we hate our situation. Whether it be a specific thing about our company, our superiors, certain processes, policies, or locations. Very rarely will you find someone who truly, at their core, hates their job. If you do, quit. Stop posting on Facebook about it and quit.
We don’t see requisitions on Monster like this…
Position: Project Manager [ID: 666000666]
Status: Full Time (Slave labor)
Come work for a company of egocentric shit-sippers!
* Medical, Dental, Vision (the deductibles are a quarter of your salary)
* Room for advancement (our outrageously high management level attrition will surely open up many doors for you, then we force you out of it)
* A $600 ping-pong table in the break room (admit it, it will make you feel better about our awful pay)
* Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree required (you went to college to kiss ass, right?)
* Willing to travel 60% of the time (by 60%, we really mean 80%)
* Minimum 5 years industry experience (fresh out of college? too bad)
You probably won’t hear from us, but in the rare case you do, we’ll be sure to make you jump through more hoops than Cirque de Soleil for a salary that makes you feel inferior to undocumented workers.
Yeah, nobody would apply for that. Even in this economy.
I don’t hate my job — I absolutely love it. It has opened the door for me in ways that I could never have imagined. Though it hasn’t been easy and it’s came with great personal sacrifice. I am significantly underpaid, and knew I would be so that I could gain experience in the industry. The end-game was more important to me than the immediate situation. I do however hate my circumstance right now.
There has been some trouble brewing with my current employer in regards to the monetary sacrifice, something that is a “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” circumstance. So now I’m exploring what it means to being back on the job market. I got my hopes up with two companies around two months ago that I applied to, and got a little discouraged when one rejected me (I was overqualified), and didn’t hear back from the other (I was under-qualified). I let this eat at me a little and started slacking. Then today I lifted my chin and asked myself “why?”. I have absolutely nothing to be upset about. I am 26 with an executive headhunter and at the point in my career now where my interviews are with C-Level leadership. I didn’t cry when I got frustrated and upset, I Googled myself.
I can’t wait to see what the future holds.