Let’s talk about stressful jobs real quick… because let me say. I’ve been there and I get it.
Do not - i repeat - do not stay at a job that you are nothing but unhappy about. Don’t quit 2 days later.. give it time and be patient but if you are unhappy for more than 6 months - LEAVE.
Whether it’s your coworkers or your actual tasks, or management, work can be a place of frustration, negativity, and criticism.
I stayed at a job for 11 months and was unhappy for a lot of it. Poor management really kills a job and let me tell you work stress and make you into a very miserable person.
Stay at your job until you find a new good fit for you.. don’t give up. Finding a job isn’t easy but it will come to you. Knowing I had to stay at one job until I found another one was hard for me but I stayed positive because it was all I could do..
Some advice ? Although it may not feel like it, there are ways to stay positive when you hate your job. Just breathe and know that better things are coming. Tell yourself that for the time being at least you have a job for now as it is easier to find a job when you have a job and harder to find a job when you don’t have a job. On your lunch break make that time for you to just be alone and breathe.
Recognize that you ALWAYS have a choice, and you don’t have to stay at a job if it’s making you miserable.
I used to feel so sick just having to get out of bed in the morning and go to my job that’s how much I didn’t like it… And on top of not even wanting to be at work I would come home crabby and take it out on The people closest to me. ￼￼￼￼
If the uncertainty of quitting gives you major anxiety, create an exit plan instead. Set a timeline for when you want to leave and start searching for new jobs. Just don’t put it off hoping that things will get better.