My Job

Is killing my soul. But it gives me freedom and flexibility. The pay is not bad but NOT what it should be and hours flexible but not guaranteed. But everyday I wake up and I dread that THAT is part or all of my day. I realize I'm lucky to have a job etc but it makes me want to cry that I just can not focus enough to just leave or find anything comparable. I'm so tired of people and there bull.

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Oct 21, 2020 at 10:47pm

I feel a bit guilty saying it because some people have lost their jobs, but I can't stand my job and my industry is hurting so I've got to stay where I am for the time being. Most days I am filled with despair. Twice this week I've been in tears and I regularly lose sleep. Still, I'm happy to have a paycheque and waiting for the day (hopefully early next year) that I can leave.

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All ears

Oct 22, 2020 at 8:16am

I totally hear you. The only positive thing about this pandemic for me is that I have been laid off, take a mental break, and realize that there are other jobs out there. I strongly disliked the company I worked for and the industry I worked in, and I am happily looking for something else. I suspect you feel trapped, as I did, but I tell ya, there are other jobs, and I bet that there are places where you'd be appreciated.

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People and their bull

Oct 22, 2020 at 12:43pm

As in people you work with?
Or does your job involve the public, so their bull?
Or a little of column a & a little of column b?

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Then quit and find Us.

Oct 23, 2020 at 6:58am

Myself and my best friend that took your slack but wants to meet you. So quit!

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That’s too bad but...

Oct 23, 2020 at 12:31pm

Right now isn’t the best time to complain about a lousy job. It’s a little like complaining about having to eat food you’re not that fond of in the middle of a famine when thousands of people are starving. I’m one of those unfortunate people who were unemployed (but looking) when Covid hit. I don’t qualify for any government assistance at all because I wasn’t earning enough before due to being ill. I’ve got a number of disabilities that, when combined, mean that I’m physically limited in the type of jobs that I can do. I may have to apply for income assistance . Please either be grateful for having a job at all, or keep your complaints to yourself.

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What was your job.

Oct 23, 2020 at 12:44pm

Because bringing down my heart can not be an actual title of employment.

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OP

Oct 23, 2020 at 6:10pm

@People and their bull - More often people always trying to scam and get something for nothing.

@That’s too bad but... - I'd like to thank you for responding to my post. You said this at the end of your post
"Please either be grateful for having a job at all"
This has really spoke to me, I will not be -grateful- for my job. You are grateful for your job if you have no skills, or are in employment you are constantly failing at etc. I have no doubt I will always be employed as not only do I have skills and education but there many other reasons, (I won't go into) that mean I can walk if I want, and find something else easily, Yes even during Covid. So thank you, that was a wake up call. I am awesome and any employer would be very fortunate to have me!

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@Op

Oct 23, 2020 at 9:29pm

I have to assume that you’re young, so that would explain your naïveté. Unfortunately, we’re not in complete control of our fate. Disability / illness can befall anyone at any time. Trust me when I tell you that I was definitely qualified. Not only did I never expect to find myself in such a vulnerable situation, I sure didn’t expect to find myself without a job at the worst time of my life. I was a senior level professional with an advanced degree and decades of experience and acquired skills. Unfortunately, because of my medical circumstances and my age, I’m no longer able to do anything that I am qualified for. I applaud your optimism, but please don’t assume that because of your skills you’re bulletproof.

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@@OP

Oct 24, 2020 at 10:53am

I hear what you are saying, and I'm truly sorry for your situation. I am older actually, and my "skills" are not the reason for my optimism. Although, I have skills, I've never climbed "the ladder", or had any desire to do so as all I see there is misery and a life wasted.

I grew up rough and had to survive. I learned to how to play the game of life before I was 14 years old. I knew how to get what I wanted and also knew I needed very little to be happy. Over the decades I've homed that skill and you know what? YOU are totally 100% correct life may change. I may be in your position and then I'll have to change and adapt to a new environment and get new skills or training and start again, as I have many many times before. It could happen, but adapting to the ever changing (and F'd up) world is how we not only survive but thrive! If we just stay on one path, the road will end at some point.

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