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8 Reasons Why Most People You Know Hate Their Jobs

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How often do you hear your friends say this, "I can't stand my job, I wish I could just quit"? So many of us are stuck in dead ends jobs that offer little to no satisfaction. For most of us, we spend more of our waking hours at a job we hate then with our friends or family. Think about it. 8-10 hours a day, sometimes 12 spent at work. 24 hours in a day and you need to get at least 6-8 hours' sleep every night. So approximately 18 hours of your day are gone which leaves you with roughly 6 left in a day to try to enjoy what's left. Hopefully you aren't so frazzled by the job you hate that you actually spend time appreciating your hours away from work.

So let's get back to hating this thing you call your job. Here are at least 8 reasons why most everyone hates their job.

1. The hours suck.

Getting up at 5 am for a one hour commute to a job you don't even really like just sucks. Not to mention that you are there for up to 9 long hours every day and it never gets better. Ever. Then another one hour commute home. By the time you get home, you're starving, tired and cranky. Yup. The hours are horrible.

2. The days are so long.

Who needs to work up to 12 hours at a job that they don't even like anyway? That's a long time to be stuck in one building doing the same thing dealing with the same miserable people. Day in and day out. There's got to be something better than this.

3. Make her shut up.

Your co-worker is getting on your last nerve and it's not even 9 am yet. This happens every single day. You know she isn't' going anywhere anytime soon either. She's been with the company for 15 years and she's considered an asset to the company. You have yet to figure that one out. She just annoys the hell out of you. Each day.

4. Your boss is a dick.

There I said it. Your boss is egotistical, controlling, annoying and so many more adjectives, none of them good. Why can't he/she just move to another branch or another city or maybe even another continent? Going into work and seeing your boss' face makes the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up.   You never liked him/her right from the get go, but like everyone else, you tolerate him/her because, well, you need your job.

5. Can't I just have my way once?

Every staff meeting is the same shit different week. Nothing ever gets resolved and no one ever listens or hears your suggestions. You know you have great ideas, but for some reason, they get shoved to the back. Most likely because you aren't the star employee nor are you ever the favourite. They will never listen to you. Your words mean nothing. You are just an employee. Had enough of that yet?

6. So much water cooler talk about everybody else.

Who cares what Mary in cubicle 8 did? Enough already. It's like you are back in high school. So much gossiping about stupid stuff but no one ever has the balls to tell Mary how they feel about what she did yesterday. So much gossip, so many spineless jerks. You feel so out of place there. No one ever really wants to talk to you because you don't want to gossip about Mary. You're boring.

7. Just so stuck.

You can't do what you want or say what you want or even come in and leave when you want. You have to play by someone else's rules. Every day all day and it's starting to drive you batty. You feel an angst so deep inside. There is a passion and a fire in you that is desperately wanting to be released but you already know it won't be released here. You feel like a caged animal. Every single day, just so stuck and hopeless.

8. You hate your work.

You don't even like what you have to do for 9 mindless hours. You are actually starting to feel robotic. You know this boring job so well you can do it with your eyes closed. No change, no excitement, no challenges. No thing. The same ole' day in day out. There is no satisfaction there. You do it "˜cause it pays well and right now, it pays the bills, very well.

Do any of these sound like you? This was me a few years ago until I finally took my passion and purpose and went to work for myself. All of us have a special gift inside of us. We all have choices. You aren't stuck anywhere, ever.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.