Why can't I just keep my head down and cash the checks and be happy?
January 26, 2011 12:44 PM Subscribe
I know I'm lucky to have a job, but I hate it. How do I cope?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (19 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm stuck in a dead-end job where my skills aren't being used, and now I feel like I'm 4 years behind the curve. I'm willing to fund my own training (maybe in Public Affairs), but haven't been able to find anything that works with my schedule. I've also "re-invented" myself career-wise twice now and I'm not quite 40; I don't know if I have it in me to start over again.
I'm looking for other work, but obviously this is a bad time to be job-hunting. I've got decent pay and perks, and too many responsibilities to just quit and "follow my bliss," but sometimes I feel like my soul is dying. I look around and know there are plenty of people who would gladly take my place. How do I just be grateful for what I have?