How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job

How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job

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Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

Comments (5)

Megan - March 8, 2017

Thank you for this. I’ve really been struggling lately. I wanted to quit my job before I found out I was pregnant, then had to stay for the health insurance. I wasn’t planning on returning after maternity leave, but we’re not where we want to be before I can stay home with our son. So… my son is 8 months old and I’m still working the same job.
If I’m in a bad funk one day at work, I try to give myself little rewards for working the whole day. Similar to pursuing your passions. Some days you just need to forget about the chores (the ones that don’t NEED to be done that day of course) and have some self-care time. Bubble bath, read a book, etc. Give yourself a break.

Cross your fingers that this blog I’m trying to start can be my key to quitting!

Sam - August 10, 2017

I need a bit more advice than what’s in this article. My boss is actually my problem. I love the job but she is driving me up a wall.
She hovers constantly, overloads my plate with work with due dates within the week and then chews me out when they’re not all done while allowing the girl we just hired to help me to organize instead even though this girl is eager to jump in, and constantly texts me and blows up my phone outside of work. Not to mention she continuously tells me that if I don’t smile more (which is a bit difficult with my braces as I have bands that pretty much seal my mouth shut) that I’m going to lose my job. She also is trying to force me into therapy and to be put on paych meds, and tries to control my life outside of work. As I’ve seen from previous girls in my position, the turnaround for this job is every 3-6 months.
My dream career is to either be an author or a writer but that could take years.
I need help.

Rachyl @ Creating Your Financial Freedom - August 13, 2017

Definitely a good read! I wouldn’t say I hate my job, just that it’s not the best fit for me. Of course I didn’t realize this until after I took the job (it was a promotion) so now I feel stuck in it for awhile. I live in a small town and there isn’t a lot of other options. I do have a blog, but it’s new and still small. Would love to grow it to a place where my job was optional!

Cynthia - September 1, 2017

I am struggling with this and the worst part is it’s not my fault,
I accepted an interesting job in a company, when I started they told me my job role was for a project that hadn’t start yet so I would support in another one TEMPORARILY, 2 weeks after that they told me that it would be my definite role, I told them I didn’t like it and to please give me my job back and they said they can’t because of “company policy”, you can’t change your role before a year
It’s completely unfair since this is literally not what I signed up for and I HATE IT!,
I came here to be a senior in something I had experience with and LOVED, and now I’m a junior in something I really hate!,
I’ve tried to get out but the pay is too good and now I’m pregnant, I can’t stay like this! :'(

The worst part is THEY ARE hiring for my original job role, they’re just not considering me

Anybody in the same situation? 🙁

Ione Evans - September 14, 2017

Really good post. I needed this. I am glad to have stumbled across this site. I’ve read 3 or 4 of the articles and I’m hooked!


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