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How To Survive a Job You Hate

Watch more Office Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to survive a job you hate by making yourself more marketable -- in your current career, or a new field. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Analyze why you hate your job Figure out why you hate your job. Do you dislike the work itself, or are your coworkers or boss the problem? Are you bored? Over-qualified? Underappreciated? You can't begin to survive a job you hate until you've identified the problems. Step 2: Consider solutions Consider solutions. Personality clashes can sometimes be solved by taking a new approach. If a long commute is getting you down, ask if you can work from home a few days a week. Step 3: Get on-the-job training Find a way to use your current job to get free on-the-job training for your next one. Maybe there's a skill you don't have that you can learn? Would your employer be willing to pay for job-related classes that in turn might make you more marketable? Step 4: Quit whining Quit whining. The coworkers you're complaining to could one day be in a position to recommend you elsewhere -- but they'll think twice about it if you come across as a malcontent. Tip Be especially nice to interns and entry-level employees; you just may be applying for a job with them someday. Step 5: Consider other careers Consider if you'd be happier in another profession altogether. Test the waters with a few night classes or even an off-hours internship. You may discover that you'd rather thrive in a new career than survive a profession you hate. Step 6: Save money Sock away some money. It will help you survive lean times if you decide to start at the bottom in a new field that will make you happier. Did You Know? A study showed job satisfaction in the United States hit an all-time low in 2009, with 55 percent of Americans expressing unhappiness with their position.
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