Should I quit my temp job or am I just being fussy?
May 18, 2014 3:49 AM Subscribe
Last week, after 5 months of unemployment and desperation I managed to get a minimum wage temp job through an agency. On my first day I was incredibly excited to have finally found a job, but quickly realised that I hate it. It's a data entry position, inputting handwritten inventory data into a database. Basically the job is incredibly tedious, there is no variety, I'm doing exactly the same repetitive task for 7.5 hours a day. I'm basically working by myself in an office with other people and can't really talk to anyone because it distracts me. I can't really leave to take a break because the office door is locked and someone has to let me in every time. They are nice to me though and tell me to take regular breaks but there is nowhere to go.
posted by fallingleaves to Work & Money (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been suffering from depression and recently went through a breakup so I'm basically stuck in my own head ruminating the whole time I'm working, which is incredibly draining and is making me feel even worse. I'm allowed to listen to music/podcasts but this doesn't really help. I've also had problems with wrist pain/aching in the past from computer usage and within 3 days of working my pain has come back. I've also got the stress/pressure of being the only one doing the job to get everything right and get through 1000s of pages of data over the length of the assignment. By the end of the day my motivation is basically zero.
Am I just being fussy? Should I just deal with it and stick it out for another week and a half (the length of the assignment) or should I quit? I don't want to be seen as a quitter and am scared that I have an entitlement complex and that my standards are too high for finding a job. I just want a job which is okay and that makes me feel neutral, not necessarily happy. Is that too much to ask?