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Old 09-04-07, 01:48 PM   #1
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The official, "I dislike my job thread"

Okay I know that there are tons of people out there that either dislike or hate their job and I think that a good way to vent your frustration and distate is a forum.

Please be detailed so the rest of us can feel your pain.

I work for a large company where no one cares on what the employees think nor do they appreciate the endless effort I contribute. My supervisor is about half the intelligence and 1/4 the logic of the worst college student out there. New rules are created daily and employees are constantly told of their mistakes. The salary is alright but does not justify the abuse induced.

I try and I try to improve things but my suggestions are brushed under the rug. I get asked to do more and am being offered less. I notice all the little things that they take away from us, and add nothing.

They lied to me initially about the advancement within the company. They get upset when I am sick, although they offer sick days(what for? I don't know..but they're there. Just don't try to use them or else).

I feel my stomach turning everyday I step into the elevator. I dread Mondays and I am not relieved enough on Fridays.

It's never ending.

I can't stop it.

I am venting.

Lets hear your stories!!
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Old 09-04-07, 01:56 PM   #2
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As long as I get my work done, I am free to play, so i am not going to complain.
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Old 09-04-07, 01:57 PM   #3
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All my jobs have paid well and have often been fun. I can't complain. Even when construction and demolition get horribly grueling and you get sleep deprived, it beats the hell out of working at an office. I work an honest hour, I get an honest hours pay. I have nothing I can complain about.
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Old 09-04-07, 01:58 PM   #4
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As long as I get my work done, I am free to play, so i am not going to complain.
Me neither. Except for me, it is: If I get all my playing done, I am free to work.
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Old 09-04-07, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think I've posted enough about my job in other threads for everyone to know....I don't like it!
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Old 09-04-07, 03:15 PM   #6
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In all honesty, I love my job, however, there are times when it is not so pleasant. I'm a pastor. Take last night for instance--home visitation night. I spent 2 hours with a church member who (for confidentiality sake I can't say more) is a single mom of six children (she was abandoned) struggling to survive, has been degeneratively sick for 18 months and is now dealing with a situation that involves drugs, violence and her children. I wept for a while after I got home. Those heartbreaking incidents really sometimes bring me to say "I quit". However, I wouldn't be happy doing anything else.
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Old 09-04-07, 03:33 PM   #7
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I dislike my job today.
I had to write and execute an emergency rework to get product out of backorder status; except that the label files provided to me by our art department weren't the correct size, I didn't have access rights to change them, and our artist left for a doctor's appointment so I had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get new materials sent over to get this work done before the end of the day so product could ship in time for a field tech who is doing a demo on Thursday.
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Old 09-04-07, 03:40 PM   #8
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As long as I get my work done, I am free to play, so i am not going to complain.
+Eleventy billion.

Plus, I worked from home today. The intarwebz and high speed connections that a) eliminate a crap commute a few days a week, b) let me see my kids throughout the day, and c) let me work from the comfort of my own home, is fanstasmic.

I recommend it highly.
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Old 09-04-07, 04:00 PM   #9
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You had to go and bring up telecommuting.

I don't my job because they dangle telecommuting there like everyone can do it and it is so wonderful and more efficient giving us an example of a new person who does it every few months but can I do it? No. Can anyone I work with? No.
When I worked in NYC a conversation with my VP went something like:
You can only do it if you have a long commute - Yes sir it took me over 2 1/2 hours to get here this morning I should meet that. (that was on a GOOD day $#@)( NYC Train)
You can only do it if you can work without human interaction - Yup besides this conversation I haven't been in a face to face meeting or discussion with anyone in at least two months.
You can only do it if you have a high speed connection and multiple phone lines - Cell Phone, Home Phone, Cable Modem which gives me better access then I have here. Plus I have a laptop so I won't have the "the file is at the office" excuse.
Oh well I'm sorry your much to valuable we have to have you here in case something happens we can't work through on the phone. Oh and we are going to transfer you to texas SOON so you'll have a much shorter commute then
... Move to Texas and drive 15 minutes to work (now I ride my bike 45 minutes to work) ... 2 years pass hey we are moving y'all to Irving which will more then double your commute and increasing plus we are increasing your mandatory hours but you'll have a longer "break" and sorry you can't telecommute because $@#*()@#.
Oh I missed a piece.. 6 months ago
Boss "We are moving your job to New Jersey"
Me "That's too bad I guess I'll be RIFed (laid off)"
Director days later "We already arranged your moving we look forward to having you here in NJ etc etc"
Me "Uh no thanks I'm not going there. I live in Texas and my wife likes her job here"
Director "Aren't you from the Northeast I thought <long pause> Uh ok well I've got a meeting"
Never heard from him again but got transfered into a group that I always said I'd never ever want to work so I guess he got me back.
2 weeks ago?!
"Your RIFed but you'll have to go to the new building for a few weeks and can't take vacation"
#@)(*$#@

Oh well at least I'll get some good exercise and won't worry about being late.
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Old 09-04-07, 04:01 PM   #10
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I will definitely have to come back to this thread when I get off tonight... The only good thing I can say about where I work is its got good benefits and free cable and internet...
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Old 09-04-07, 04:54 PM   #11
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It seems I hit the extremes. Right now, I'm working part-time while I'm going to school in a great place. Good people, etc.

Problem is the pay is low.

Before, I worked for a company that paid extremely well, but was so stressful that I ended up quitting after less than six months there.
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Old 09-04-07, 05:37 PM   #12
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I like my job but My company hasnt been treating us well off late..
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Old 09-04-07, 06:02 PM   #13
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Ohhh how I dislike my job. I answer the phone all day and try to get people to pay taxes. I mean come on, this isn't what I though I would be doing. The catch is, I can't leave. I need the medical benefits since I'm a diabetic. So that makes it too hard to go back to school, as much as I would love to.
I take about 40 calls a day and its always the same....blah blah blah...
I've fallen asleep before in between phone calls. haha. Thats why I'm on here so much
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Old 09-04-07, 06:48 PM   #14
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Okay, I love my job, but I hate the pay.

I get to write, produce and direct TV commercials for a small TV station.

There's not much pressure, its a cool job and I like my colleagues.

When there's not much happening I get to spend heaps of time on the computer goofing off and going into town and having a coffee.

PLUS, I get to bike commute to work, its a hilly 48 minutes to work, 44 return. My guads are tired and I'll do it again in a few hours

But the pay is terrible. I could NEVER afford to buy a house on my pay and I have 2 kids to support too.
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Old 09-04-07, 06:50 PM   #15
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i never get to ride my bike. i see 100s of bikes & cyclists everyday, so it makes it even worse. other than that, i like my job. if you never want to be able to ride get a job at a bike shop.
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Old 09-04-07, 06:51 PM   #16
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I'm a student. Everything about my life is grand. I haven't the slightest idea of the sufferings all you folks with jobs are experiencing, nor will I ever.

Best of luck though.
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Old 09-04-07, 06:52 PM   #17
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Mezza-I make good money with no kids and I still feel that I could never afford to buy a house.
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Old 09-04-07, 07:34 PM   #18
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meh, there are good days and there are bad days, but i make plenty of money and i telecommute so I guess it could be worse. I am overworked though, partly on my fault.
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Old 09-04-07, 07:55 PM   #19
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Old 09-04-07, 08:32 PM   #20
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Old 09-04-07, 10:31 PM   #21
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Old 09-05-07, 12:05 AM   #22
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same sh*t different day
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Old 09-05-07, 07:13 AM   #23
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same sh*t different day
sometimes I wish it was like that at my job...

I felt sick on the way to work today. I nearly cried in the elevator...
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Old 09-05-07, 07:29 AM   #24
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Old 09-05-07, 07:33 AM   #25
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I heard on the radio today 87% people love or like their jobs. You guys are the 13%ers,

but statistics lie..
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