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    I really hate my job...

    Started by NotHappyJan| 4374 posts

    ... and I don't know what to do to escape it!

    I'm on the wrong side of 30 and just seem to be going nowhere. I know I am lucky to have a job at all these days, (so i'm continually told) but I have never felt in such a rut as I do at the moment. I have some debts that I'm paying off so it's not like i can go back to college to start afresh. I'm honestly too scared to try something else and completely feel trapped. 

    Help!

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 22:01

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    Kerrang| 22262 posts

    I was in that situation this time last year.  I was climbing the walls. The company was going under alot of restructering, and alot of people that had been with the company from day 1 left.  When these people left, the atmosphere at work changed for the worse. I was the only person left in my department after 4 years, although I had another person on secondment working with me...she was driving me demented.

    Anyway to cut a long story short, I was offered voluntary redundancy. I took it and left. Looking back it was the best decision I ever made.  I am a job now that is a little different to what I am qualified for, but it will keep me ticking over untill I find something more suitable.

    I've overheard your theory "Nostalgia's for geeks"

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 15:31

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    bry03| 1733 posts

    I am no expert but I would advise you not to do anything in the heat of the moment do your research first and look at all your alternatives,  try and see if your current situation can be helped sometimes its the simple things that cause the big problems. I was just reading this article the other day it might be of some use to you, maybe even try talking to a careers counsellor.  

    http://www.careersportal.ie/work/work_articles.php?ed_sub_title=Changing+Job

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 15:57

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    Aerach| 13475 posts

    Is it your specific job you hate or your career in general? If you were doing the same job in another company would you be happy or is it a total change you'd ideally like?

    If it's the latter (and I'm guessing it is) then it's gonna be a tough thing to do. But not impossible. Many people have taken the plunge and completely changed course at all stages of life. It depends a lot on circumstances, both financial and personal.

    Have you any idea in what direction you'd like to go? That's often half the battle in these situations.

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 16:19

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    NotHappyJan| 4374 posts

    Aerach posted

    Is it your specific job you hate or your career in general? If you were doing the same job in another company would you be happy or is it a total change you'd ideally like?

    Thats the thing. I know that I might be mixing up the two and that even scares me more. Maybe I do need to go to a careers counsellor. I've never gone before. I think I just feel so worn down at the moment I don't have any confidence to get out of it. 

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 16:30

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    removed_52ac70d7| 2156 posts

    NotHappyJan posted

    Aerach posted

    Is it your specific job you hate or your career in general? If you were doing the same job in another company would you be happy or is it a total change you'd ideally like?

    Thats the thing. I know that I might be mixing up the two and that even scares me more. Maybe I do need to go to a careers counsellor. I've never gone before. I think I just feel so worn down at the moment I don't have any confidence to get out of it. 

    Maybe you need a counsellor then as opposed to a careers counsellor/life coach. It might help you decide on future goals etc.

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 17:00

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    dalmatian| 868 posts

    I thought it was going to be a link to this, which is Fabulous... 

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 17:36

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    NotHappyJan| 4374 posts

    lovehole posted

    Maybe you need a counsellor then as opposed to a careers counsellor/life coach. It might help you decide on future goals etc.

    it's more with work. Life outside of work is going fine.

    I always try and keep the two completely seperate.  It's just that work has made me worn out, doubt my skills and the direction I'm moving and i wonder if I would be happy moving either somewhere new or another career direction. 

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 17:39

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    Corcach| 4554 posts

    It's a toughie. I took the plunge last year. Figured I could get by with my translation work and other stuff if I went back to college full time. Only 8 essays away from freedom now! I would echo what the others said about seeing a guidence person. It can really help to talk about your options. 

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 19:34

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    NotHappyJan| 4374 posts

    Thanks for everyones advice. It's really helped a lot. Think I have to make a bit of a medium term plan and start of with a career guidance counsellor. Is there anyone in particular that someone would recommend in the Dublin area?

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 21:35

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    removed_52ac70d7| 2156 posts

    PM'd ya.

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 21:45

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    NotHappyJan| 4374 posts

    Thanks lovehole.

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    22 Mar 2012 @ 22:01

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