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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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Br33zyS3tz
July 15th, 2015 8:54pm
This is something that deserves perspective, which deserves the utmost and most profound determination; you have a responsibility to take care of yourself, to do things that you enjoy, to be content and comfortable with do--which includes a job. Hence, if you are uncomfortable, not content, struggling, and facing various concerns, then it is time to make some valuable determinations; what is the right decision for you? Don't continue something that is draining, avoid burdening yourself with taxing struggles and challenges; pursue what you deem to be worthy and valuable, not the other way around. Continuing to do something that you do not like is overwhelming, it causes distress--too much discomfort brings pain and agony, as well as dissatisfaction. Don't torture yourself by continuing to do things that dont bring you fulfillment or contentment; whether a job, or not, you are responsible for managing your life circumstances, your life; your happiness is of the utmost important. Thus, with enough time behind you, pursuing a different life path may prove to be the most beneficial, this is how life progresses.
CharlotteBanana97
July 16th, 2015 6:32am
You should find a new job first before quitting the one you do not like or you might find yourself stuck in a sticky situation!
blissfulForest65
July 16th, 2015 6:00pm
This is a very tricky situation, some people suggest sticking through the tough which can help you but What I learnt from my personal experience is that a job is a very huge part of your life and being unhappy there reflections on all aspects of your life, I end the association when I feel I am not in the position to give my 100% anymore.
Anonymous
July 16th, 2015 8:54pm
I definitely think looking for another job would be good, if you dislike it so much! But you also have to take into consideration other things - such as bills, etc. If you can afford to quit before you find another job and still have enough of live on, then go ahead, but looking for another one first would be best!
Nona4
July 17th, 2015 1:27pm
i think you need to get rid of anything that makes you unhappy. Also if its not an option to quit your job because of financial reasons then you should speak to your boss or someone about why you dont like your job and then maybe they can do something for you.
HawaiianAir
July 17th, 2015 9:24pm
Disliking one's job is something that everyone experiences in their lives. In my opinion, life is short, and you shouldn't waste it doing something you hate. But maybe you have bills, a family to take care of, etc. You have to make your own decision here, but don't leave without a plan!
SpencerT
July 18th, 2015 2:22am
I'd wonder why you dislike it -- or rather, how much you dislike it. Stress in the workplace is a serious issue, but a work-related incident could be resolved might make it a more likeable environment. Is there any way you can improve your current situation? If not, I wonder if you'd thought about the consequences of quitting. Have you got the resources to be out of work for a period of time? Do you have another job lined up, or could easily get one? How would it affect your lifestyle, eg bills? It's a big decision and ought to be thought about carefully.
Anonymous
July 18th, 2015 2:48pm
Well to gain more perspective, think about what you have to gain or lose by quitting or continuing your job. From personal experience, it feels better and more motivating to work towards a new goal than to just drop your current burdens.
calmSpring51
July 18th, 2015 8:34pm
This is something only you can answer. You need to follow your heart on this decision and be truthful to yourself. Good luck
Anonymous
July 19th, 2015 2:51pm
It depends on what is making you unhappy in your job, take time and fully try to understand what it is making you not like the job you're in anymore.
Termy
July 19th, 2015 11:09pm
There are a few things that I would double-check first before quitting. Perhaps there is something specific about your job that you don't like, and if you speak to someone about it, there's something that can be done to improve it, and make you happy? In most situations, talking it through with someone may lead to a resolution that will improve things for you. However, if you do decide to leave your job, are you confident you will have the ability and means to support yourself while you search for another job? If not, it may be worth sticking it out while you search for something new.
StaceyCanHelp
July 22nd, 2015 7:09pm
try finding a new job first, then quit your current one once you're secure in another. Good luck, and take care.
considerateBeauty68
July 22nd, 2015 10:56pm
It's hard to work at a place you do not enjoy. However, unless you do not feel safe or it bringing you down by causing too much stress. I believe you should worry about getting a better job in the meantime while working at your job. Work is very good for you - not only do you make money, but it helps distract you, keeps you busy, and helps you learn!
stuffwithbits
July 23rd, 2015 6:45am
If you don't like it and are in a position to get a new one that will support your needs, then go for it! If you don't but you don't have an alternative option, then maybe look around and make sure you are able to supply your needs and the needs of your dependents before dropping it.
Thanks4Calling
July 23rd, 2015 10:51am
Don't immediately quit until you research options available in that company, or options for obtaining another job. Income is important to your standard of life!
lovelyBeauty42
July 23rd, 2015 4:03pm
you should not quit it right away. Try looking for other jobs and keeping going to this one. When you do get another job then leave this one :) something is better than nothing
mali400
July 23rd, 2015 11:18pm
Try to understand why you don't like it, what is making you despise it. If the situations can't be corrected, then quit it, if it is unhealthy
Anonymous
July 24th, 2015 3:43am
If you stop liking your job, it may start causing stress very quickly. You should quit before it gets too high level!
Anonymous
July 24th, 2015 6:43am
If it were me, I'd take the time to really focus on what aspects about my job that I did not like and decide is it something I can change or not before continuing on with a decision.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2015 8:13am
Looking for another job. if you don't like, why keep continue. By the way, continue doing it until you find another job.
Jadie
July 25th, 2015 12:44am
That's always a hard question! It may be wise to keep at your job for now, but also start looking into your other options - what interests you, what requirements are necessary for a new job, what kind of support you will have. A pros and cons list can really come in handy for a situation like this!
Anonymous
July 25th, 2015 7:35am
If another job would make you happier to work at then that would be wise, with that said the other option which I wouldn't recommend would be quitting and having no income causing potential debt
BronaghC
July 25th, 2015 10:26pm
Depends, if you don't like doing it then I'd say go for it do whatever makes you happy! But on the other hand if you do make sure you know you will be okay for the time being until you get this new job on the road, financial reasons.
sereneStrawberry20
July 26th, 2015 4:53am
Could you continue to do this job while looking for another one? In the past, I've improved my resume by volunteering or taking a class while looking for another position. If not having this job will cause a lot of stress for you financially, waiting may be a better tactic.
MandaP
July 26th, 2015 11:51am
There are probably many factors that you need to consider. Do you have another job to go to? Do you need an income? Are there other jobs available? Do you know what it is about your job that you don't like and know how not to take that into the new job? Just some points to consider before making any move.
Anonymous
July 26th, 2015 1:17pm
This is only a decision that you can make yourself, as you know your situation better than anyone else does. It's probably worthwhile to evaluate pros and cons of your decisions, and what the long-term and short-term effects, and don't jump to a decision right away (:
Anonymous
July 29th, 2015 3:19am
I think that you should do what truly makes you happy! If you are going to a place you don't like everyday it can have a negative effect on you
Anonymous
July 29th, 2015 3:20am
It depends. Do you need it? Yes? Then stay for a while. Can you quit and find something else? Yes? Then quit. Is it harming you emotionally to the point where you can't stand it? Then yes, by all means quit as soon as you can. It's not worth it.
CammJo
July 29th, 2015 5:12pm
If you are uncomfortable, then you should definitely look for a new job; however don't leave your current job until you already have another one lined up.
johnhigh22
July 30th, 2015 12:26am
While you doing your job , keep searching for a new job that will pay out and be exciting for you.:)