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Hey guys. I'm turning to your knowledge and wisdom for guidance. I am currently working a day job that I HATE! I am miserable when I am here and I am filled with dread every night/morning. I only stay here because I need the money and cannot afford to quit. I've been looking to find some other work and have found nothing. I do realize that I am at least fortunate to have a job and this makes it a little better but I'm still not happy. Do guys have any advice? Thanks in advance.
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Look inside yourself to either change your circumstances or change your attitude.
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Do not look to your job to make you happy. This is your responsibility not that of your employer.

You work for 8 hours a day, the rest of the time is to be filled with things that make you happy. Those are the reasons you work.
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On 2009-12-07 09:27, snm wrote:

Hey guys. I'm turning to your knowledge and wisdom for guidance. I am currently working a day job that I HATE! I am miserable when I am here and I am filled with dread every night/morning. I only stay here because I need the money and cannot afford to quit. I've been looking to find some other work and have found nothing. I do realize that I am at least fortunate to have a job and this makes it a little better but I'm still not happy. Do guys have any advice? Thanks in advance.

What approximate age are you? What industry do you work in?

With more information forthcoming from your end, perhaps someone can give you more concrete advice.

While it may be true that the purpose of a job is not to make you happy, it sure is nice if you can have a job that adds to your happiness rather than one that makes you bitter and miserable.
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Thanks for the adive so far guys. Just needing a little direction here and I appreciate what help you have already given me.

I have been trying to change my circumstances. However, there are not many other employment opportunities around me.

I am 22 years old. I am currently working for a customer service call center for an insurance company. I get to answer calls back-to-back and get b*itched at and cursed out all day.

I do not think the true purpose of a job is to make me happy. However, as balducci mentioned, it would be nice to have one that adds rather than subtracts to my level of happiness.

The rest of my life is going great. It is just this one area that I need to get straightend out.

Thanks for advice so far guys. If anyone else has anymore or anything to add, it would be appreciated as well.
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On 2009-12-07 10:25, Dannydoyle wrote:
Do not look to your job to make you happy.
You work for 8 hours a day, the rest of the time is to be filled with things that make you happy. Those are the reasons you work.
This poor advice will only lead to a life of misery. One can not poison themselves for eight hours a day and expect to find true happiness in the other hours they have to live.
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Do you have dependents?

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Magnus, I believe I know what you're thinking, but I wouldn't recommend that anyone quit their job in this economy. (Assuming "snm" is in the United States.) Snm- if you do want a new job, send out resumes and start looking in your spare time, and you might get lucky, but don't use company resources in your search, and don't let your bosses know you're looking.

Dannydoyle, while some people do have jobs they hate, it's hopefully only a temporary measure. Turning that job into a career choice is a recipe for failure, as you'll never advance without a passion for your work.

It's said if you have a job that you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Now, not everyone's so lucky, but most people should have some aspects of their job that they enjoy.
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Snm,

What is it you would do, if you could do anything you want?
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Snm,

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Buy and read the book, "The Magic of Thinking Big" by Dr. David J. Schwartz. It's not too expensive, because its an older book re-released in paperback form.

This book should help you become unstuck.

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On 2009-12-08 10:35, Donald Dunphy wrote:
Buy and read the book, "The Magic of Thinking Big" by Dr. David J. Schwartz. It's not too expensive, because its an older book re-released in paperback form.

This book should help you become unstuck.

- Donald



It's funny that you mention this book because I just finished it yesterday. DEFINITELY worth the price. One of the best books I've read all year.

All the Best,
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Well gentlemen, today I lost said job. I will not go into details as of why as I find that not important. I do not have anyone that I could live with and I only have enough money to last a short while. I find that this rut has just gotten a little more deep. I have been looking for other work in my area for the last several months with no success. I will certainly check out The Magic of Thinking Big. If anyone has any advice or suggestions I'm all ears. It would be greatly appreciated as always.
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Good luck to you snm. What are the prospects where you live? Is there much work to be found?

Take care.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Gotta agree with Mr. Cutts on this one.
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Mister job hater, what type of work are you doing? I ask because I am wondering if you have a bad job or are just one of the many people who flat out don't want to work a regular job. Nothing wrong with that, they are all over, but it does make me wonder what a horrible gig you do have. I, on the other hand, have a low paying job but have a ball doing it.
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Moot...he lost said job.
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Well gentlemen, today I lost said job.

On one hand, I might think, "Be careful what you wish for." Sucks that you lost your job in view of the economy. But on the other hand, this might be the open door you need. It may be time to get creative. Necessity is the mother of invention, and survival surely is a necessity.
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Plenty of work out there for a young man....called the Army.
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