I Hate My Job!

Dear Al:
I am just out of school and have been working for almost a year in a job that pays well, gave me car, an expense account, a computer, a cell phone, insurance, the whole shebang (not sure if that is actually how you spell shebang). The thing is, I HATE my job and have hated it just about since I started. I've been saying for 6 months that I am going to quit, but I haven't gone through with it. In the last fews weeks I have gotten kinda lazy and started slacking off in day to day responsibilities - I think the end is near. I would quit today if I knew I had a another job waiting for me, but that is alot easier said than done.
I have a couple leads that look promising, but you never know what could come of that. My current employer knows nothing of my discontent and it is really going to blow them away. I know the smart thing to do is just to ride it out until I find something, but I have gotten so lazy in my job the last few weeks that it would be hard continue like this. I want to free myself from this job, this burden that I have created in my life, and clear my thoughts...but I don't know how smart it is to go without real income and insurance. Should I quit now, breath a little easier, and continue my search for a new job (possibly taking a part time); or should I trudge through the next few weeks, continuing my laziness until something better comes up?
-- Jackson, Alabama

Dear Jackson:
You know what's gona come up if you continue your laziness for the next few weeks? A boot in your ass!

Pull yourself out of this slump, be the best at what you was hired to do, while you're looking for another job. No new employer will hire you if your old employer states that you SUCKED, but McDonalds might give you a chance.

To my readers who responded to my entry before this one, you are all worthy!

14 comments:

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

wow, youve hated your job ever since you started it... sucks to be you. but yea al, cant agree more. jackson, quit your procrastinating and start your searchin !

Rose DesRochers said...

Jackson, a job isn't gonna fall into your lap. Get off the lazy butt, get back to work and in your free time, look for a new job.

Al, I do hope that you are feeling better

ramblings said...

somebody needs to call the "WAAAHHHHBULANCE!! Sorry, been waiting to do that for awhile now.

I'm glad to see ya back in charge Sir, and I hope your feeling better.

Dear AL said...

lastlifeinmyuniverse, I think we might be talking to a wall. If this gets through, I'll be surprised.

Rose, I'm feeling a little better. Thanks!

Lt. Ramblings, I never left the bridge. Full speed ahead!

Mr. Universe said...

Al, you could've been a little nicer.

Tracie B. said...

yes, leave with a good rec--but get the hell outta there!

Vengelyne said...

People either work for passion or money. The latter is ideal, but if it's ideal, it's not life. Gotta be realistic, right?

Al's advice a good one. Intensify your job hunt if you're dying to ditch, but make no compromise on yr productivity at work whilst doing that. Good luck!

Sherry said...

Al...
You are the greatest at giving advice.
Next time... I'm coming to you.

Sherry said...

Al...
You are the greatest at giving advice.
Next time... I'm coming to you.

Sherry said...

Oops...
Sorry.
I didn't think the first one went through.

*Need more coffee*

Chuck said...

I had a job one time that sucked where I got a little lazy. When my boss noticed me slacking, he told me to move my ass. I didn't take that sitting down and told him to kiss my ass, so he physically kicked my ass, then gave me the boot.

Jackson, I'm telling you, it's wasn't a wonderful experience! He was wearing Dickies!

beadinggalinMS said...

I agree with the others! Get up and work but keeping looking for another job.
Glad to see ya feeling a lil better.

Lord Matt said...

Some times (and only sometimes) if you can talk informally with said boss wait untill it's a you n he moment and say [[BOSSES NAME]], I have to level with you - I hate my job and it's effecting my motivation.

If you score a symathetic responcee he could transfer you... or he might say "pull your bottom lip over you head and swollow - now get back to work!"

But if it sucks that much say so. As a small scale MD I can tell you it is bad business to have unhappy (highly skilled) workers.

Webmiztris said...

I think McDonald's only hires people who weigh over 250, so get eatin', jack!