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Why do people work at places that make them unhappy?
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Honestly, every place I have ever worked, has just been a stepping stone for me to get to the next place. And that trend will continue until I get to where I want to be.
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no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.
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Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


Better to try and become good at what you love then yeah?
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m14wolf wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


Better to try and become good at what you love then yeah?


pretty much
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Sometimes you don't have a choice. Other times you don't got enough time to make a choice. Survival always comes before happiness, since it's kinda hard to be happy when your hungry, cold, wet, and can't find a good place to sleep.

However, if you simply chose a shitty job due to time constraints, be sure to keep looking, and only let your boss or coworkers know once you actually got a job offer and can use that as leverage. "Pay me more in 2 weeks or I walk." It's how my dad was eventually able to get high paying jobs with only a high school degree and no outside training. That and he was actually good at cleaning cars.
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You work with what you got for money and pray you get a job you don't completely hate. That's basically life. 99% of it sucks and maybe if you're lucky you'll find that 1% of it that doesn't suck. Honest advice give up on your dreams and hope you get lucky that you can make them reality.
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Aw, it's so cute when the 20 year old college students try to give career advice.

People often work jobs they don't like because they have real world commitments. It's hard to look for another job when you work 40 hours a week and your days off are the same as the company where you'd like to work. Combine this with the need to buy food, clothes and pay your bills, and you'll get a better idea of why people stay in the jobs they have, even if they don't like it.

My experience has been that, regardless of how much like aspects of your job, there will always be that one person that will annoy you. And there's going to be someone or something that you don't care for and that can make some days a drag in every job. It's a lot easier to find ways of coping with the current problems of your job than it is to find a job that pays well and has no annoyances.
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It's called responsibility. Unless you are a window licking ward of the state you got bills to pay and food to buy. Nobody is ever guaranteed access to dream jobs and in the end one that is good enough is just that. Where you work does NOT define who you are or your happiness. It is just a means to and end until you can find something better.
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Sometimes you just have to, I don't really enjoy my job but it brings in decent money, is close by and I get along with the people there, dream job will have to stay on hold for a while
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/13/16

Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


If you're good at something, chances are you'd like it.

If you're bad at something and don't get better at it, sooner or later you won't be liking it much... You'd call it quits.

It's a point being made by the anime Haikyuu, where a player enjoys the game more the better they're at it. It's true.


m14wolf wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


Better to try and become good at what you love then yeah?


Nopers.

The reality is that there are other people at your job other than you, and it makes no sense to continuously pit your weakness against their strengths. Doing that and you'd lose out at reviews every single time.

Because there are other people besides you, it's a better idea to hone your strengths to get a bigger advantage over others.

Well, feel free to try it the other way... This is my advice.


Akage-chan wrote:

Aw, it's so cute when the 20 year old college students try to give career advice.

People often work jobs they don't like because they have real world commitments. It's hard to look for another job when you work 40 hours a week and your days off are the same as the company where you'd like to work. Combine this with the need to buy food, clothes and pay your bills, and you'll get a better idea of why people stay in the jobs they have, even if they don't like it.

My experience has been that, regardless of how much like aspects of your job, there will always be that one person that will annoy you. And there's going to be someone or something that you don't care for and that can make some days a drag in every job. It's a lot easier to find ways of coping with the current problems of your job than it is to find a job that pays well and has no annoyances.


A job that pays well and has no annoyances... darn it, I'm sure there's a good joke about that somewhere!
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I liked my workplace when I first started, but now it is really bad (new staff that are incompetent).
I am looking for a new job, but that is easier said than done to get one and staying in the place I am now as I have bills and rent and I like food....sooo yeah...money is needed sadly
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Because we're all slaves that have to pay the rent or mortgage and bills....and beggers cant be choosers..
We cant all get the dream job becasue we're not all qulaified and we cant all just up and walk out of a full time job with job security and go to a new job that will not have that garuntee of full time employment and that job security.
Plus theres the whole comfort zone and just running through the motions. And being too tired after work to try and get a better job.

EDIT: Oh and not everyone actually knows what they want to do or be. Not everyone has a dream job or a career that they strive for.
I worked at my first job for over 6 years. I loved it at first but i was young and didn't know any better. The pay was shit, the work conditions were shit, i had to wear lots of saftey gear, etc but i loved it, then i just was going through the motions, then i realised that it was time to leave and try something else and find a better paying job.
My next (and current) job, i have now been here for over 12 years. It was like a dream really, when i got the job. Afternoon shift so no more getting up early and my pay was literally over double my previous job.
I hated my first day but after that, life was good. I was on casual rates and afternoon shift rates and was doing lots of over time and was raking in the cash and the work was very safe and clean, had a good canteen and etc
Made good friends and loved my job. But my job has slowly tunred to shit for various different reasons. It's a dying industriy (auto motive manufacturing).
It just sucks now. I have to get up early, get paid less, they're alot stricter and we're closing some time next year so morale is low. So now i feel as if i am serving out the remainder of a sentence or something.
Crawling to the finish line. But there is a redundancy waiting for me at the end of the tunnel.
Its exciting yet scarey at the same time.

I never even finished high school so its not like i can just walk into a dream job after this. But i have alot of work history at least.
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loganthered wrote:

It's called responsibility. Unless you are a window licking ward of the state you got bills to pay and food to buy. Nobody is ever guaranteed access to dream jobs and in the end one that is good enough is just that. Where you work does NOT define who you are or your happiness. It is just a means to and end until you can find something better.


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nanikore2 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


If you're good at something, chances are you'd like it.

If you're bad at something and don't get better at it, sooner or later you won't be liking it much... You'd call it quits.

It's a point being made by the anime Haikyuu, where a player enjoys the game more the better they're at it. It's true.


m14wolf wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:



no point doing what you're good at if you hate it.


Better to try and become good at what you love then yeah?


Nopers.

The reality is that there are other people at your job other than you, and it makes no sense to continuously pit your weakness against their strengths. Doing that and you'd lose out at reviews every single time.

Because there are other people besides you, it's a better idea to hone your strengths to get a bigger advantage over others.

Well, feel free to try it the other way... This is my advice.


Akage-chan wrote:

Aw, it's so cute when the 20 year old college students try to give career advice.

People often work jobs they don't like because they have real world commitments. It's hard to look for another job when you work 40 hours a week and your days off are the same as the company where you'd like to work. Combine this with the need to buy food, clothes and pay your bills, and you'll get a better idea of why people stay in the jobs they have, even if they don't like it.

My experience has been that, regardless of how much like aspects of your job, there will always be that one person that will annoy you. And there's going to be someone or something that you don't care for and that can make some days a drag in every job. It's a lot easier to find ways of coping with the current problems of your job than it is to find a job that pays well and has no annoyances.


A job that pays well and has no annoyances... darn it, I'm sure there's a good joke about that somewhere!


Just because your good at something doesn't mean you will like it.
Always better to do what you enjoy and improve your skills because you might not make as much but you will be happy.

Happiness matters more then wealth if you can live off the job that makes you happy its better to do that.
Chances are if its a job that makes you happy you will learn quickly or will have obsessed with it in the past so much that it is your special interest.
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Akage-chan wrote:

Aw, it's so cute when the 20 year old college students try to give career advice.

People often work jobs they don't like because they have real world commitments. It's hard to look for another job when you work 40 hours a week and your days off are the same as the company where you'd like to work. Combine this with the need to buy food, clothes and pay your bills, and you'll get a better idea of why people stay in the jobs they have, even if they don't like it.

My experience has been that, regardless of how much like aspects of your job, there will always be that one person that will annoy you. And there's going to be someone or something that you don't care for and that can make some days a drag in every job. It's a lot easier to find ways of coping with the current problems of your job than it is to find a job that pays well and has no annoyances.


if your living life doing a job you hate just to survive your doing it wrong.

It's better to just die then make yourself suffer through a lifetime of suffering if you have no chance of getting a job you like in the future.

thats my opinion atleast and its common sense even your dream job will annoy you in some form.

It's alot easier to search for a job you can fit well in then to cope because some people don't cope with things no matter what methods they try and at that point its better for the person to be looking for a better job whilst suffering under the one they have.


All being said if i ever have to work a job that makes me hate life i'll simply off myself if it means living my whole life with that job or being dead
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