My job is making me so unhappy

(5 Posts)
SaageGreen Mon 12-Oct-20 20:21:19

...and I don't know what to do.

I have reduced my hours to 0.4. I have read books and blogs about career change. I have journalled and even vision-boarded. I have engaged with career change coaches (it was all "imagine you have a year off with all your bills paid - what would you do?" and I don't get anywhere).

I am bitter and angry. And back at work tomorrow sad

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Timeforabiscuit Mon 12-Oct-20 20:29:35

Are you bitter and angry generally, or just at work? Is it people you work with? Or the pointless bollocks?

I am also not a fan of work currently.... And have also reduced my hours to as much as I can get away with.

SaageGreen Mon 12-Oct-20 20:33:57

I'm bitter and resentful about work, and it spills over in to my everyday life, especially as it gets closer to my work days.

I am in a team of three, and the others don't pull their weight for different reasons and management don't help at all. I arranged a meeting to discuss it and emphasise how much it's effecting my work, and it was an hour of my manager telling me how difficult her job is. I ended up consoling and coaching her.

I no longer believe in the work I am doing. I've lost any passion for it.

I fucking hate WFH. I have done it for so long now and I am so lonely.

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StrictlyAFemaleFemale Mon 12-Oct-20 20:38:02

Stop picking up the slack for starters.

Wfh is really hard. Do you get out everyday for some exercise or social interaction?

SaageGreen Mon 12-Oct-20 20:42:58

Stop picking up the slack for starters.

I tried this until I realised I had no back-up from management. Now I just pick up all of the slack and find it far less stressful than fighting it. I stopped saying "we have done X" and started saying, "I have done X". Work are just glad it's done, they don't want anyone telling tales.

Wfh is really hard. Do you get out everyday for some exercise or social interaction?

I go for a run before work and I make sure I go out to the shops to see people at lunch and often bump in to someone I know for a chat. But yes, that's not really enough compared with 8 hours at the laptop.

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