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Yes, I hate my job!
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:58:54 PM »
I am a high school teacher. I love what I do. Being with the kids and knowing that they are learning something from me every single day I show up for work is probably one of the best feelings I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. BUT I HATE MY JOB. I hate that I have to suck up to the principal, otherwise, I would not be able to get her approval for the many activities I want my students to participate in. I hate that I have to be friendly even with those teachers who treat my students as if they are trash just because my kids do not respond to them the way they respond to me (because I treat all my students with kindness and empathy). I hate that the state superintendent is an ass and a bigot and nobody would ever speak ill of him in fear of losing their jobs. I hate that students have to memorize useless concepts and take standardized tests when they should be focusing on life skills that will help them improve the quality of their lives. I hate that my teacher friends feel the way I do but we cannot do anything about it because WE ARE JUST TEACHERS.

What you see in the movies featuring teachers who change the school system and all that is all BULLSHIT. I hate my job. I hate that I live in a shitty time and in a shitty place and that I have a shitty job I cannot leave because I am still hoping I could work my juju and create a change. To be the change. I hate that I am beginning to lose hope. I hate that I have to resort to posting this anonymously in the hope that the universe is listening and will do something to help me make my job something I do not hate so much.


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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 05:50:28 AM »
NEWSFLASH: I hate my job too!
The job itself isn't so bad. It's something I have been trained to do before I started, and I am very good at doing it. What I hate the most is the system and the processes in place. I am also not a big fan of my coworkers - they are double-faced hooligans. They joke with the boss and seem to enjoy his company, but they talk trash about him when he turns his back. I don't like the boss very much, which is why I'm civil towards him. I have learned not to say anything good or bad about him whenever my workmates talk during lunch or ciggie break. I just smile and nod.

This is my first job and I have only been working for six months. Quitting is not an option. It would not look good on my resume, so I have to grin, grit my teeth and bear the madness. Maybe in a year or two I would have enough experience and skills to apply at another company.

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 02:08:21 PM »
I kinda hate my job too, because waitressing is like, very tiring work. I get off from school and then I head to work and I have to change into this uniform and then I need to like, smile at all the customers for five hours. During peak hours I can hardly get a break. When we close up and I change back to my clothes I smell like greasy food and my face is so oily you could fry an egg on it.

But waiting tables helps me with gas money and when I get lucky I get really good tips I can splurge a little and get myself something fancy, like an outfit I can wear when I finally get a real job after school. Still, the job is draining and I have this annoying coworker and I can't do anything about it because I'm only just an employee like him. So I like just shut my mouth.

When I'm really tired from school is the worst, especially if there are many customers. I hate those who talk to me as if they own me. They don't send me to school. Not even my mom talks to me like that, not even when she's angry. I hate cleaning up after customers who can't even put their trays in the bin. Like they're entitled to leave their mess because I would take care of it. And what I hate the most are the customers that like feel that their tips are the most wonderful thing that's ever happened to me. I don't mean to be ungrateful but there are really just some customers who imply that the amount of their tip would depend on how I cater to their whims that could really be just too much.

COME ON, PEOPLE! Waitresses are humans, too!

Monkey Beast

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 01:09:33 AM »
I guess some of us are luckier than others. I have found a job that I like doing and I think I'll continue doing for a long time. But it wasn't always like this. I have had my fair share of shitty jobs too. I worked as a pizza delivery boy with a motorcycle that almost always breaks down I had no choice but to use muy then rickety old bike. I worked as a glorified secretary for a publication but all I ever did was fetch mail and get coffees for everyone else - especially the balding and inefficient editor-in-chief. I tried working as a real estate agent, but sales wasn't really my forte. I was at the bottom of our team month after month. I lost confidence in myself. One day I woke up and said enough. I would not let this job get me down. that same day I quit the real estate firm and tried freelancing. I tried everything - data entry, writing, coding, blogging. None really take flight until I stumbled upon dropshipping. Now I am my own boss, with about 10 people working for me. You guys might be in crappy jobs right now, but I'm sure that if you do something your luck will pick up as mine did. 

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 02:52:28 PM »
I love my job but there has been news from the grapevine that our team would need more people. Instead of hiring externally, we would just be promoting some people from the production floor. I have nothing against promotions. I myself have been promoted as a trainer from being a customer service rep.

The thing is, one of the people our manager is eyeing is a guy that's making moves on my ex (you might want to look up my post "She did not fight for me" under the Infidelity category for some context).

My ex and I had a bad breakup. We still are not in talking terms and I don't see us ever being friends again. The thought of working with the guy who may or may have not caused the breakup just angers me.

I love my work. I enjoy being with the rest of the team, but I am afraid of how the dynamics might change if this guy enters the picture. I think if that happens, I'm going to have to hand in my resignation.

Thoughts?
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 02:56:59 PM by Verdant Grass »

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 04:06:11 PM »
I hear you. I don't work in a school and heaven forbid I become a teacher, but I am not a fan of the company I belong to right now because of the way it is run. I hate office politics. It drains the life out of me. It's not fun to work with people you do not fully trust. I want to, but it's a dog eat dog world out there, and I always have to be watching my back. This is why I'm considering doing some freelance work; just never got around to doing it just yet.

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 12:56:34 PM »
I love my job but there has been news from the grapevine that our team would need more people. Instead of hiring externally, we would just be promoting some people from the production floor. I have nothing against promotions. I myself have been promoted as a trainer from being a customer service rep.

The thing is, one of the people our manager is eyeing is a guy that's making moves on my ex (you might want to look up my post "She did not fight for me" under the Infidelity category for some context).

My ex and I had a bad breakup. We still are not in talking terms and I don't see us ever being friends again. The thought of working with the guy who may or may have not caused the breakup just angers me.

I love my work. I enjoy being with the rest of the team, but I am afraid of how the dynamics might change if this guy enters the picture. I think if that happens, I'm going to have to hand in my resignation.

Thoughts?

You're lucky to have a good job with a team that you like working with. I think it's like a waste to quit your job just because of this guy. A job is a job. Like it's very difficult to find a job that you love. I say that from experience because I hate my job but I have to keep it because I need to earn. Maybe the rumors are not true. Maybe you can try it out first, see what it's like to have him as a coworker. Maybe just be civil to him. Don't talk if you don't need to. Still up to you but if you ask me, I would stay and like show him that I'm the bigger man. He might think you're a coward if you resign like you can't and wouldn't face him. Good luck. 

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Re: Yes, I hate my job!
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 11:57:49 PM »
Wow, you people make me feel like I'm lucky I do not have to work. Not to brag, but my husband makes enough for our family. Still, I miss earning my own money. I miss dealing with people on a daily basis. Sure I have interactions with humans - my kids, moms of my eldest's classmates, the cashiers in the supermarket, my husband - but not the kind I used to have before I had kids. It gets lonely sometimes, I miss being the me I was before I birthed these kids. I miss negotiating without using sugary treats or my teats as bribes, haha. I miss tidying up loose ends at work and feeling the satisfaction and fulfillment of a job well done. Now the tidying up I do involves toys, books, clothes, dirty dishes, et al. And I get satisfaction, alright - but it all lasts about two minutes and then I have to do it again. I guess my work at home does not differ so much from what I used to do. I get no monetary compensation, but what the heck. I get more hugs and kisses than I ever imagined getting for the entirety of my life.

I don't hate my job. It isn't as glorified as my office job, but it is a lot more fulfilling. It is not all roses and unicorns (more like germs and mess and endless arguments) but at least there's no politics to speak of. It's not all beautiful,  but I guess as a mother, I have learned to accept (though not love, there's a difference) even the ugly sides of it.