$type=grid$count=4$sn=0$rm=0$m=0$hide=post

What to do when you realize you hate your job

Quitting isn't the only option.


By Sara Feinstein, Metro

Sure, there are plenty of monotonous tasks that make the workday drag on, but if the thought alone of coming into the office makes you cringe, it might be time to make a change. While handing in an abrupt letter of resignation may sound like a glorious solution, for many people, walking away is not always realistic.

So what other options are there? We spoke with Foram Sheth, the co-founder of the career-coaching platform Ama La Vida, to find out.

Solve the happiness equation


[post_ads]Before you make any major moves, it’s important to get real and ask yourself why exactly you hate your job. Of course, that doesn’t mean running through a never-ending list of all the things that you dislike, says Sheth. “It’s best to list one or two specific things that must change in order for you to be happy.” Say you’re a consultant who hates getting up for 6 am flights, eating out all the time and working long hours. Your best bet would be to narrow in on the most crucial issue — say, the constant flying — and start thinking, “How can I make this work?” says Sheth. “Maybe you could travel every other week, or Monday through Wednesday instead of Monday through Friday.” Ultimately, you want to ask yourself: “Are there opportunities for me to do more of what I love and less of what I hate?”

Be frank with your manager


[post_ads]Plenty of people are miserable at work but have one thing standing in the way of their happiness: their outlook. “They think, oh, my boss won’t want to hear my complaints, or they won't give me this role because what I’m doing now is the only thing that’s available,” explains Sheth. Except, that’s not true. If you hate working on a particular project, or believe you could be utilizing your talents more effectively, you should approach your manager and say, “I think I could be more productive, happier or more engaged if I were to do this instead— what do you think?” Chances are, if you’re honest and can offer up solutions that will benefit the organization, your boss will be open to making a few adjustments.

Seek out a career coach


Career coaches are basically the therapists of the workplace, explains Sheth. “They know the right questions to ask and can support you when you’re trying to make a change.” Rather than running through directionless inner monologues in an attempt to figure out what you want, seeking out the help of these experts will offer you a more clearly outlined solution. He or she might streamline your decision with questions like, “What is your end goal?” or “Walk me through what you don’t like within your existing environment,” explains Sheth. In the end, you want someone “who will take you through all of these different variables, and help systematically say, 'OK, here's where we are — now let’s take it one step at a time.'”

COMMENTS



Recommended by Daily News

Name

Accessories,8,Art,23,Autos,15,Beauty,165,Books,5,Business,113,Career & Education,4,Cars,8,Cartoons,8,Celebrities,6,Consumer Trends,6,Crime,43,Design,10,Destinations,104,Entertainment,205,Environment,13,Exhibition,7,Family,2,Fashion,345,Features,48,Fitness,68,Food,49,Food and Drinks,1,Games,21,Gastronomy,9,Health,2078,Home and Decor,9,Home and Garden,3,Hotels,31,Household,1,Internet,26,Lifestyle,963,Local,10,Mortgages,2,Movie,45,Movie Reviews,3,Music,53,Music Review,2,Newsmakers,6,Odd News,164,Offbeat,666,Opinion,48,People,33,Photos,106,Politics,14,Real Estate,49,Restaurants,29,Restaurants & Gastronomy,3,Science,86,Sex & Relationships,5,Sports,151,Technology,423,Top News,76,Transport,30,Travel,1399,Trends,6,TV,10,U.S.,342,Weather,3,World,89,
ltr
item
Daily News: What to do when you realize you hate your job
What to do when you realize you hate your job
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r1Q1Kw148Xc/WbU5JNoB3bI/AAAAAAAAAjc/VMqVAZtWEncALPijC87Da3pRy6DxnRiZACLcBGAs/s1600/DailyNews.us.com.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r1Q1Kw148Xc/WbU5JNoB3bI/AAAAAAAAAjc/VMqVAZtWEncALPijC87Da3pRy6DxnRiZACLcBGAs/s72-c/DailyNews.us.com.jpg
Daily News
http://www.dailynews.us.com/2017/09/what-to-do-when-you-realize-you-hate.html
http://www.dailynews.us.com/
http://www.dailynews.us.com/
http://www.dailynews.us.com/2017/09/what-to-do-when-you-realize-you-hate.html
true
8146511928066133848
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy