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I don't like my job anymore. Should I quit or continue doing it?

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I don't like my job anymore. Should I quit or continue doing it?
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PondIsle
July 5th, 2015 7:31pm
I'm a firm believer that no job is worth your happiness. If you're not happy with your situation, you can always change it. Whether that entails dropping everything to travel the world, or finding a better job-- I'm sure you'll find the right path.
peachysunny
July 5th, 2015 8:48pm
quit because life is too short to be unhappy at all you should live a happy fufilled life and always be happy
softSpace89
July 5th, 2015 10:33pm
Keep your job whilst you look for a new one 😄 that's what I'd do infact that is what I've always done as you never know how long it can take to find a job :) good luck!
Anonymous
July 8th, 2015 12:17am
Only you can explore what your job means to you. Take some self reflection time to determine what aspects you like and dislike specifically about your job and determine what you would like to do from there.
HisBestFriend1030
July 8th, 2015 9:22am
It depends on the situation. Some people are scared of change so they continue to stay and they feel miserable. If you think of quitting make sure you have another job lined up so that it is an easy transition. This way you don't have to stress about more things such as paying bills, etc on top of quitting in the first place. It's ok if we don't fit into a new job it could be any reason really but it doesn't mean there are more options out there. We just need to find one that fits.
SUP001MC
July 8th, 2015 2:44pm
u need to realize the facts like what will happen if u quit ur job ? do really need money u earn from this job i mean your family depends on this money or not . and u need to think why u dont like ur job maybe u can change this feeling for example if u dont like ur partner at the job u can talk with them about it maybe u could solve the issue together..... or i f u really need to quit first find a new good job suitable for your abilities
SecretlyHigh
July 8th, 2015 5:38pm
If there is another option that you can work, then quit your job, if not try accepting your job and if you couldn't ... Then try finding another job 😂
DipityEnigma
July 8th, 2015 6:04pm
The question facing you isn't should you; it's can you? Can you afford to quit your job? Can you get another job as fast as you quit your current one? Can you still live where you are without your job? Can you buy all the luxuries you want without a job? 80% of common people hate the jobs their in but they have no choice. 202 million around the world are without a job despite the fact a huge percent of these people look and apply for jobs. Just having a job makes you a very lucky person indeed. I hope this information is useful to you.
Gilbertron
July 8th, 2015 9:52pm
I think you should quit. You should never do anything you don't enjoy. But then and again stay for a week or two and see if you start to like it again. If not, then quit and do something you know you enjoy. As someone smart once told me "To do great things you must love what you do."
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 2:06am
What is it about your job that you like and do not like? Is it interrupting your everyday life? Can you tell me a little more about how you feel about your job?
Mermaid17
July 9th, 2015 10:03am
If you don't like your job you should quit it cause there is no point in doing what you don't like. in life you can always remain happy if you are doing what you like. you can earn in many ways but to have inner peace is equally important. So i would suggest you to look for a job which interests you rather than doing something which is troubling you. If its an emergency t then i would say that continue your current job till you find a job of your choice. All the best
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 12:28pm
If you do no not like your job, you should quit it. But before that you should find out what you like and get another means of income.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 1:34pm
If you financially need a job try and stay until youre able to find another one suitable for yourself
comfortingSound30
July 9th, 2015 8:56pm
Quitting a job is the fastest way to get you un-employed. Searching for a new job during work-hours is a close second. If money is no problem, I'd say quit your job. Unfortunately for most of us, we actually depend on these jobs for our income. Do you have a new job lined up already? Are you willing to eat up your savings? Your company might have an educational program, so you might want to talk to Human Resource about broadening your expertise. Do not say you are doing this because you are feeling uncomfortable with your current job, just ask about the opportunities to learn more and be more useful to the company. You might get a promotion out of it in the (more or less) long run. They might offer to pay part of tuition fees. BE WARNED: You might be stuck with the same company for a while. They have contracts. Some people prefer paying the tuition fees directly (and getting certificates and whatnots themselves) instead of being bound to a company for years. READ any contract carefully, and if possible, get legal advise where you can. Rotting away at the mail-room because you got an education for the firm you work, but there is no placement for you because the CEO's nephew has been given the job you actually wanted is not a pleasant situation to be in. Your milage may vary, proceed with caution.
Anonymous
July 10th, 2015 1:26am
Continue working at your current job while looking for something more suitable for you on your days off till you find something else, then you can quit. Something is better then nothing!
MandyCaliaba
July 10th, 2015 4:15am
Perhaps continue doing it untill you find one that really satisfies you and makes you happy or probably is similar to your dreamjob. Remember it is never too late to triumph.
OneHundredNames
July 10th, 2015 10:40am
I really can't tell you what to do exactly ,what I can tell you is to calm your self and think about this subject thoroughly the cons and prons of it and am sure you will figure it out your self but you can tell me what really bothers you about your job?
heartsNcupcakes
July 10th, 2015 12:56pm
If you're unhappy in the environment you're in I don't suggest you stick with the job. I do suggest you do all the necessary requirements before quitting like 1. Looking for another job as a backup plan. 2. Make sure you put in your two weeks notice before quitting.
butterflykisses27
July 10th, 2015 6:41pm
For practicality reasons if you do not like your job you can always look for another whilst still keeping the first job to make sure you have income coming in. If something makes you so miserable and you have tried everything to resolve the problem then its always up to that person to decide for themselves to quit or stay.
heavenKoala44
July 10th, 2015 8:37pm
i think you should do something you like, not something you mislike only because you need money. but as money are necessary for living, you should continue your job while finding another one which likes you the most. just to keep the thing straight
CompassionateCora
July 11th, 2015 3:46am
If you aren't happy with the job you have, maybe it is time to search for a new one that seems more interesting to you.
Penelope210
July 11th, 2015 5:33am
Try and pin down exactly what you don't like about your job, because the problem could be in other jobs too. If it is a person it's all relative try and put that into perspective and the affect it has on you.
ShiningPanda13
July 11th, 2015 1:17pm
You should start looking for a new job now that you know how you feel, but keep this job in the meantime.
PeacefulBerry18
July 11th, 2015 7:49pm
If you are not enjoying your job and are unhappy, from personal experience I feel it is better to quit. My job made me generally a sad person in life, so I quit and found something I enjoyed. This affected my personal life positively as well as my professional life. I think it is pointless working in an environment where you feel uncomfortable or you aren't content. For a lot of us, most of our waking hours are spent at work. Think about it, why spend most of your waking hours doing something you don't enjoy?!
Zahi
July 12th, 2015 12:25am
I think its not that simple. I think there are a lot of things that weigh in on that decision, but if your unhappy there is nothing that stops you from applying for other opportunities! you can put in applications for other work while you are employed! if something better comes along you can quite your current job for something new or better!
Anonymous
July 12th, 2015 2:53am
Perhaps try to find a new job, something that you enjoy doing and that will bring you happiness, while still at your current job as to remain financially stable
Anonymous
July 12th, 2015 9:10am
It's not my place to tell you what you should and shouldn't do. Follow your heart, but also weigh the consequences on both ends. Consider making a list of pros and cons regarding whether or not you should quit. Ask important questions, such as: will it be easy for me to find a new job; do I have enough in saving for a prolonged job search; etc.
Anonymous
July 12th, 2015 4:15pm
leaving a job without any sure thing could effect your financials. keep finding a job that you like to do and as soon as u find it you can quit your job.that way you dont have to be unemployed
Haley622
July 12th, 2015 9:40pm
Quitting a job is difficult. Is there a more rewarding, better fulfilling job available? Do you need your first job for the money? Is there anything you can do or change to make it better? These are questions to be looked into before drastic changes are made. You should try to make small changes to make you enjoy your current job before making impulsive decisions.
Toeknee
July 15th, 2015 6:01pm
If you are not happy at your job I think you should lay out your options and follow the path or set a goal for something that you would enjoy to be doing