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To hate my job and not know how to get through going there every day for the next 6 months

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getmeoutofherenow Mon 10-Nov-14 22:00:05

I am really struggling, it is stressful, the workload is far too high, I am having to work long hours to keep up (it is not bad time management, i am expected to do about 3 x more work here than in my previous jobs), i am underpaid, my manager is awful, completely unsupportive, only ever speaks to me to tell me what i am doing wrong, I feel like i’m working as hard as i can to just keep my head above water get am not getting anything out of this.

I know I sound negative but i have tried lots of times to make things better, have tried talking to my manager and others but we are a small department and it seems while he is here it will not change and there is no getting away from him. I cannot change to a different team because what i do is quite specialist and just falls under him. I am going to leave but because of my contract I can’t go for another 6 months.

Any tips on getting through the days?

raltheraffe Mon 10-Nov-14 22:06:52

What is your job?

Sheitgeist Mon 10-Nov-14 22:17:06

Was going to say YWBU, as some of us are struggling to find jobs, but having read your post I'd say you weren't after all.

Keep looking ahead, make plans, have the best time you can when not working and prepare yourself for your next wonderful job. You also have Christmas to punctuate your remaining time.thanks

Laquila Mon 10-Nov-14 22:26:15

I recently found a list I'd written, whilst in my last (hated) job, of reasons I should pull myself together and stop making myself ill. Some of the ones I remember:

1) no-one has died
2) your job is not you, and you are not your job
3) you won't be here forever and one day you'll look back and laugh
4) you're actually losing weight so that's great

Obviously now I look back at that last and think WTAF was I doing?? Particularly number 4.

My point is that there's a fine line between just getting on with it by putting up with a horrible job that you hate, and making yourself genuinely ill by continuing working in a role that leaves you sick with worry and ruins all your non-working time too. Only you know which side of the line you're on. Chin up

WerewolfBarMitzvah Mon 10-Nov-14 22:33:07

I feel for you OP. I've been there.
The good thing is you have an end in sight. 6 months is do-able.
Focus on that. Have enjoyable things to come home to.
Do not let yourself get overwhelmed (so hard).
I struggled with a bad job for years and it really has left lasting effects on my confidence and I feel like it consumed my life in a negative way. Everything was tainted IYSWIM. Don't let this happen. Draw a line under it after you leave every day.
All the best.

Coolas Mon 10-Nov-14 22:42:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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