How to cope with a difficult and unhappy job?
January 19, 2014 8:19 AM Subscribe
All week I have been feeling lost, unhappy, disappointed, confused, and trapped.
posted by 8LeggedFriend to Work & Money (30 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In December I started working as transport driver for a flour mill where I live, driving an 18-speed Peterbilt truck with a 53-foot, tri-axle trailer. During the summer I completed around two months of vocational training to do this because I am too incompetent to achieve a higher education and I thought it’d be a good way to start becoming financially independent.
Even though I am thankful that the mill offered me my first break after months of unemployment because I lack experience, I am not really happy with where I work and what I do, but I am not able to do anything else either. The chances of me finding work somewhere else is almost zero because of my limited experience.
However I am conflicted because working where I am is providing me the financial stability to save for the things I want to do: travel the world and later re-attempt higher education in the fields of Geographic Information Systems and Cartography. Currently I am making around $1, 400 to $2, 500 bi-weekly.
Is it unreasonable in these times to want a fulfilling job?
Can someone offer me some advice on how to cope with a less than ideal job?