When talking about a job you hate, we aren’t talking about those positions where you have the occasional bad days. We aren’t talking about those jobs where your life could be improved if in-work issues can easily be solved. In such cases, quitting your job might not be the best course of action.
On the other hand, if you are in a job that offers you no meaning at all, and if you feel unwell on a regular basis at the thought of going into work, then you might want to consider switching jobs or going through a career change. There are some very good reasons why you should, and we will discuss these below.
#1: Life is too short
We spend most of our lives in the workplace, so it is important to gain some enjoyment from what we are doing. But if you are feeling stressed on a regular basis, and if you aren’t being rewarded on any level in your workplace, then you should ask yourself why you’re still there. Looking ahead to the next ten or twenty years, wouldn’t you rather be in a job that you loved and offered you fulfilment? Make the most of your life, and find a way into new employment at your earliest opportunity.
#2: You have more to offer the world
This is for those of you who are feeling unrewarded and in positions where you don’t make much of a difference at all. If you have a heart to give and the capacity to care for others, then don’t waste your life in your current position. By getting out of there, not only will you do yourself a world of good, but you will do much to benefit the world too.
So, you might want to move into a teaching career, be that with children or adults, and even away from the mainstream by taking an online masters in special education. Or you might want to consider a career in nursing or social work too. You might even want to do more on a global level, so an environmental career might be the best next step for you. Think about the causes that mean something to you, and then research your next career opportunities.
#3: Your health will benefit
Staying in a job you hate might ultimately derail your health. Feeling stressed and anxious on a daily basis is no way to live at all, and in the long-term, there are all kinds of physical and mental health issues that you could fall prey too. Is staying in your job really worth it then? We think not, so for the betterment of your wellbeing, find a way out of your job if you are already suffering the signs of ill-health.
Today then, think about the job you are in. If you genuinely hate it, and if you know your life would benefit by leaving, then consider the steps you need to take. Follow the link we gave you in our opening introduction for advice, and perhaps speak to a careers counsellor if you need further support. A better job awaits you, and as a consequence, a better life for you too!