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I Hate My Job

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    I hate my ******* job

    so much right now... I work for an arts organization that doesn't deserve the good work I do for them as a grants manager...the CEO makes $180,000 a year and is the dumbest ******* person I've ever met. She has no leadership skills, no management skills, and no interpersonal...
    waynerman waynerman 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I worked in retail for a month two years ago

    and I started working at the same place. My boss is in the hospital with a heart problem and we have a new boss who came in and he won't let me go for a break or let me go for a smoke. I'm considering quitting. Honestly I don't know what to do. I need the money but I can't work...
    jessicharles jessicharles 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I've been an avid lover of all things aerospace.

    My first two professional jobs were probably as good as it gets in terms of work/life balance, fun at work, good company focus, and group cohesion. I'm now in my third job and I absolutely hate it. The company is disorganized, there is so much confusion in the whole...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M Mar 19

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    Time To Move On.

    My work is frustrating.The work place is negative.I come to work happy and leave work angry and exhausted.People back stab each other like it's going in style.We lost our manager because of a forced transfer and our new manager is one of the most negative people you'll ever meet...
    catboydale catboydale 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I'm blessed to have a job,

    but I hate my job. I work I'm a department where my co-workers have no desire in career progression and have no formal education after high school. Also the company I work for has had several layoffs (3 to be exact) in the last 3 months so the morale is non-existent. I love...
    LoveXinfinity LoveXinfinity 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I hate my retail job.

    I am 21 years old, working as a 3rd key manager at a store aimed at elderly people, and I get treated like I have the plague. No, I am not stupid, no you don't have to get a " higher manager " and no, I do not live at this store. I am not alive to please your old crusty ***. I...
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    pradeepsam9 pradeepsam9 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    The weekend's ending

    and tomorrow I'll have to leave the comfort and security of my home to go to work, yuck. I've worked at this company for almost 30 years but in the past 5 years or so it's changed....and not for the better. If I could afford to quit right now I would do it in a heartbeat. I...
    luvangels luvangels 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I spend endless days apologizing to people

    that I do not know, for things that are not my fault. Things that are out of my control. I constantly need to shrug off ignorance and self-righteousness. Wrongfully entitled. Pathetic. Undeserving.
    TjSparrow TjSparrow 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It gets me nowhere. I am a musician

    and used to work hard for a very low salary but I've decided I can't be poor forever, and I won't marry no one for the money... so I need to save some money and be an adult. My boss is a total bi*ch but I have to let her **** me up my anus and be polite and nice even though she...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Drive Safe.......please!

    i guess my first story on EP will be about driving......since i do it for a living and take it very seriously. Good will & do unto others seems to fly out the window when we are overstressed and in a hurry. Let me tell you a story: it was just before Christmas last year. NIght...
    deltadon deltadon 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Second Hand Clothes Sorter...Meh

    Well...I thought i had it bad until i read other confessions :P
    MinxyDistroyer MinxyDistroyer 22-25, F Feb 3, 2013

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    my boss is so sweet..

    .but i hold no sympathy for her. because she is malicious, and insecure. She is just as sweet as she wants to be, but will dog you out as soon as you leave from her presence. Im constantly trying to figure out whyyyyyyyyyy she doesnt know what she's doing as a supervisor. I am so...
    latreezey latreezey 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Burger King is terrible.

    Fast food is the worst. I worked at mcdonalds before this and I wish there was more jobs for 17 year olds
    FullofFood FullofFood 16-17, M Mar 23

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    My boss is a micro manager

    and it is getting really old, really fast. I just think that if you give someone a task, you need to back off and let them do it. And don't tell me to do something and then yell at me when I do it. I need a new job.
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I am a college student at a community college

    saving up for a four year school and I work in the kitchen of a rest home that I only got because my mom got it for me, because she works there. I work from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm and have to wake up a hour and a half early because its in the next town over. I am not respected by my...
    lumberjack18 lumberjack18 18-21, M Mar 20

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    Maybe Hate Is a Strong Word

    I don't hate my company. I hate that I'm doing a job that I get paid rather well for but that doesn't offer me any opportunity for creativity.  When I started at this company I was got to do lots of travel and talk to people from all over the country. 9 months into my...
    threedubgirl threedubgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2006

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    I'm a nurse. I hate it.

    People treat you like an overpaid waitress, plus the scum of the earth that keeps breeding mouths they can't feed! I work in the NICU, I don't mind the babies, but their families?! I won't even get into the politics of the place either. Needless to say, I want to find another...
    klc91682 klc91682 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Every Single Thing About It

    I am embarrassed by what I do - when people ask me I lie. I hate the company I work for - there is nothing about it that I respect. I work my arse off to make money for the investors in the company and there is no return to society by them. I will leave as soon as i can find...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    SmartCookie321 SmartCookie321 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I've worked in customer service

    for many years and I think the biggest thing that gets to me is the sense of entitlement people have, and I see it especially from people who have a lot of money in our town. They act like a bunch of spoiled brats who want special treatment. I work for a bank and I see all the...
    Mochadelicious Mochadelicious 41-45 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I work in a grocery store.

    There i said it. I have a degree in accounting but i don't have the salesmanship to get a job in accounting. So i got tied in this ******* grocery store by an employment agency that promised they'd work with the company to get me into an accounting job. They could care less...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Five years. FIVE YEARS I've been with this

    company...starting when I was still in highschool and working my way up to supervisor and I STILL hate my job. Its thankless. No one appreciates you in retail. You work holidays, long hours, doing work no one else wants to do and all they want is MORE MORE MORE! I have skills...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I work for a collection agency

    and absolutely hate it now. I have been there for about 3 years and the past year has been very frustrating and a bore to me. I am so sick and tired of coming in day after day listening to people carry on about how they do not owe the debt and constantly getting cursed...
    koolbreezz8 koolbreezz8 31-35 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Cant stand people any longer.

    I work in a fast food restaurant. Is it hard to know what you want before getting to the speaker. Or at least not take five minutes to order while i fit my boss yelling at me cause you are taking the time up. I don't get how some people are even smart enough to drive let alone...
    Norealidentity Norealidentity 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So I'm not going in today.

    I spent all night waking up every hour or so with anxiety about going. So I quit.
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    So I do janitorial work at a clothing store

    and the managers said my only responsibility is to clean and let the sales reps take care of the customers. I don't work in the sales department and it wasn't stated in the job description either so I wasn't taught about the sales promotion or anything about the clothes. So...
    Alumsnow Alumsnow 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    I work as a hostess at a restaurant called

    Copper River Grill and today was the last straw ! Too much to type but long story short , I decided that enough was enough and right after I got off I went job hunting and nailed another job within the next couple of hours ! Don't like your job ? Go out and bust your tail to...
    beautenaturelle beautenaturelle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Work In A Call Center

    i hate my job i don't mind the customers and pay is decent but the way my boss treats me is like i am some stupid child sometimes..I may not do everything right all the time or know much about computers but i am not stupid.If i am doing something wrong explain to me how to do...
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    No Jobs Nowhere to Go

    I hate that i am a college graduate who get paid less than people who work at my company with a high school diploma.  Had i known i would be in the same place as everyone else I never would have gone to college.  It is a health insurance company.  I hate that...
    leeya010101 leeya010101 22-25 10 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    We clean at my job. I only took it to get a

    phone and to get a car, and now that I have a phone and almost a car, I'm thinking of quitting. I can't stand the people there. It's like a small castle where we're the servants and their royalty. They make my job very very hard. And I no longer like the people I work with. It's...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Some mornings I wake up

    and wish I had devoted my life to curing cancer instead. Those days are the good ones. Other times I think my life would be of greater service had I devoted it to causing cancer. Those days aren't as good.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I Dread Going In Everyday..

    Yes, it pays well but so does the misery. It's a thankless job where people would rather point out your mistakes than praise you for doing a job well done. My manager pulled me aside one day and told me she thought I was doing a good job but she said that she couldn't say it in...
    NaNeenah NaNeenah 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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    I Hate Office Jobs!!!

    I am really glad I do work at an office job. This has opened my eyes as to what type of job I DON'T want, and it's working in an office and sitting inside a cubicle. I don't know about you but, I am so tired of sitting up in a cubicle, pretending to work when I finish my work...
    Japanesesakura Japanesesakura 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Incompetent Boss Just Got Reinstated

    I deliver pizza, which, aside from the sub-minimum wage pay, road rage inducing idiot drivers, poor tippers, and expensive gas/car damage isn't a bad job in itself, but the bosses really serve to make the job worse than it is, two in particular (one is the general manager and the...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Honestly, I can't say I hate my job

    or even not like it, it's just unfulfilling. It's not my dream job for sure, but I actually consider myself lucky, and I'm grateful I even have a job. But I surely don't enjoy it at this moment. I love all of my coworkers. Granted, they're not my best buddies, and I don't talk...
    MarilynMonster MarilynMonster 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Did I Waste 4 Years In College And $30,000 To Get A Receptionist Job?

    I didn't start college until I was 25. My parents had a good income but they blew it all on garbage, so I didn't qualify for many grants, but they didn't help me out so I had to wait until their income no longer counted against me when it came to loans and grants. I worked all...
    classydame classydame 31-35 34 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    The Customer Is Not Always Right!

    Retail should not be the living Hell that is. I'm not an unintelligent woman. Regardless of what our society may believe. It is true that if I had it to do over. Yes..I would have continued my education. Per sued other avenues. That being said..I want to say this. The people that...
    picthis picthis 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I don't hate it. It is emotionally taxing at

    times but I'm just blessed to have a job.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F Mar 20

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    My Government Job Is Ruining My Life

    I hate my job in state government. When people complain about the government they tend to focus on the legislature (state or Congress) and the chief executive (governor or President). People in those positions may do stupid things and are more visible but its the complete morons...
    1astmi1e 1astmi1e 31-35 7 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    My job is just unbelievable.

    I'll try to sum it up by telling you about the folks I work with: First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and...
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I hate the people I work with.

    As a freelancer I ve worked with many many people in different companies and guess what? They are all the same: selfish powerseeking ********!
    Heartbroken4ev3r Heartbroken4ev3r 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I Hate My Work Place!!!!!

    So I had a vent session of hating my job, but I got the promotion I was looking for, a decent raise in my salary and travel.  Who's complaining now, not me, I love my job!! 
    lost12345 lost12345 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I Hate My Career, But Shouldn't

    I believe I chose the wrong career. I am a graphic designer. I somehow got myself into this career and day by day, year by year I am becoming more entrenched in it and I hate it. Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved to write and draw. When I got to be a teenager I wanted...
    cmlogsdon cmlogsdon 31-35 16 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Reading through other stories on here,

    it is obvious to me that many are doing jobs that they hate, for various reason and for various legitimate reasons. My suggestion would be try find another company within your field if you like the tasks but the people around you are mean spiritated, if you don't like the...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    I Dislike Being Not Appreciated At All

    I do not hate my job per se.. I hate the fact that there is no structure to my organization and that I am made responsible for duties that were never explicitly or implicitly assigned.. Seems like I am the only one who works at my job.. everyone comes there sits around and...
    cleopatra2007 cleopatra2007 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2007

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    Despise Being A CNA!!!!! And An UPDATE

    Hate. Loathe. Revile.There aren't words in any language that describe how I feel. All I can say is THANK GOD for this website or else there would have been a rising body count a long time ago! I consider myself a patient person, I try to get along with people. I'm not perfect and...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen 26-30, F 35 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    I need a reason to wake up in the morning

    and this job isn't it. I feel useless and a waste of salary. I want to leave but no one wants to hire me.
    jennylovevsyou jennylovevsyou 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    That Is The Final Straw!

    Seriously, people? What the ****? If you got something to say, say it to my face, and not behind my back. If you can't grow a set and tell me what the matter is, then screw you. I had it with all your fake friendliness. I've also had it to help you out whenever you have a problem...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    I have been with this company

    for 2.5 years and tonight I decided I'm quitting. Feeling happy!
    wise22 wise22 22-25, M a week ago

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    I hate my job. I hate dealing with old people.

    They're annoying, and 99.9% of them are the same. They all ask all the same questions and talk about the same mundane topics over and over every time I see them. And for some reason, they're convinced that I care about their families. They even call them by their first names...
    ieatgingers ieatgingers 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    State Government Is Sucking The Life Out Of Me

    After my private industry job picked up and moved to Southeast Asia without me and left me in an uncertain and even frightening brush with unemployment, I decided to look into government work as a means by which to ensure the experience would not be repeated.  I...
    RedRover RedRover 36-40, F 22 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    People are rude. My boss is a micro-manager.

    The pay sucks. I really don't wNt to go in tomorrow. :(
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F Mar 7

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    Cant stand people any longer.

    I work in a fast food restaurant. Is it hard to know what you want before getting to the speaker. Or at least not take five minutes to order while i fit my boss yelling at me cause you are taking the time up. I don't get how some people are even smart enough to drive let alone...
    Norealidentity Norealidentity 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Nursing Assistants

    Ok I had to change my pic just so I could write this. I am a nursing assistant. It is a horrible job, people get away with so much abuse. No I do not mean those poor innocent old people or mentally retarded ones. No the aides. We get cursed, told to go back to our country, kicked...
    EmpressLya EmpressLya 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Okay so when I was about 15 years old I got a

    job at McDonald's. I use to love it, I got free food. I worked with my best friend. I got cool co workers. And respect from the high school kids that went to school around there. But the managers were so rude and disrespectful it was very emotionally and physically draining...
    tydavis tydavis 18-21 Feb 17

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    Dear Customer, I don't want your dirty,

    sticky change that you had to dig out of the console of your car. Neither does my next customer who will get it as their change. Thank you, Your friendly drive thru cashier
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F Mar 26

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