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Coping mechanisms for a contract you don't enjoy

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suebfg Fri 21-Jun-13 18:50:52

Sorry to hear that TracyK. I feel the same ...

TracyK Fri 21-Jun-13 12:26:52

I feel your pain... I've taken on a big, complex client - which I hate doing. But it pays a lot.
I have to psych myself up each Monday morning - I get paid decent money - every 7 days, I don't shop online while I'm there (saving money), I don't FB (saving misspent time), I don't eat crap (I only take healthy lunch).....
BUT - I am so looking forward to ditching it (sad Xmas time sad)

suebfg Tue 11-Jun-13 21:21:50

Yes, that's exactly what I do each morning - this day will earn me enough money for xyz. It's that bad I have to look at it on a daily basis - a week is looking too far ahead.

I haven't felt this way about a contract for a long time.

tenlittlebuns Tue 11-Jun-13 21:18:48

Yes, thinking about the money is often the only way to get through it. I like to allocate the money in my head. After two hours, I think 'Well, that's paid for...', or at the end of the week 'That's this month's mortgage paid'.

However nowadays I just don't take jobs I'm not going to really enjoy - unless I'm desperate!

suebfg Tue 11-Jun-13 21:07:36

I find I have to think of my daily rate earned to get myself through the day .. does anyone else do this?

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