Got a bad job? Not a problem … just leave it. Except sometimes you can’t leave it. And just knowing that you’re stuck makes that bad job of yours feel a whole lot worse.
So is there anything you can do when you feel so trapped? Can you magically make a job you can’t stand into a dream job? Well, while in some cases that’s actually possible, in most situations the odds of doing that are very slim.
What Exactly is a Bad Job?
The funny thing is — not that it feels funny in a humorous sense — the very same awful job can be exactly what another person enjoys. Or at least finds good enough for them. But that does not take away from the way you feel about your job.
If you’re unhappy, then the very least you can do is take some actions to improve things where you are. Or start planning your getaway. Even if it may take a while to move on. But first let’s look at the kinds of things that can make a job bad: [Read more…]