MY Job Feels Like I'm Stuck In Hell

I work as a Child-Support worker for the State Gov and have been at it for 5 yrs. Well, 5 yrs too LONG! I am sick of hearing about my baby-daddy owns a Lexus and yet you can't get money out of him. Well, miss, he's probably a drug-dealer, because the state cannot locate him via DMV records or other locate tools!

I am sick of seeing cases where the parent has 5+ kids by different fathers, or their in prison, on welfare and I mean on purpose, no motivation, etc...After doing this job, I really believe ppl should take a test before having kids. I have heard so much stuff, that now it is making me sick. The job is routine, I feel like a robot, I really am thinking of finding another job, even if the pay is less.

My coworkers are the worst too! I have never met so many obnoxious ppl. To give you an idea, and not to be mean whatsoever, I am a thin women, not a toothpick, but most of my coworkers are women above 40 yrs old, I am 31, and I have heard comments like she has a eating disorder, wtf, or some other garbage. I really hate my Supervisor. I swear, If I told her to F*** off, it will feel like being shot up on morphine!!LOL. Then I get these snide, snickering comments, I swear. sometimes I just feel like staying under the covers in mornings. It now takes me forever to muster up the energy to show-up! Where I work at I found out that I am getting paid the same basically as someone that just started--this is due to the stupid state Gov, they won't give a pay raise or a cost-of-living wage either. No bonus if you exceed the stupid quota. I will never,ever work for the Dept of Social Services again!!!It is HELL.

sierraxix sierraxix
31-35, F
9 Responses Mar 8, 2009

Just realize that you can have a job much worse than the one you have.

You never realize what you have until it is gone.

I am unemployed for now. I hope that the next job I have is better and suited for my skills and character traits.

I hate my job too. Due the recession I have had to move country for it so I have no friendsand family here just my colleagues. I am a scientist and I know. U must b thinking , 'wow how amazing' . But its not. I have to meet impossible deadlines, work 11, 12 or sometimes 13 hr shifts 5 days a week although only getting paid for 7.5 hrs a day. Ihave no life outside the lab and even if I did cant make plans during the week. The managers dont care and keep ramping up the pace. I have go to meetings where most peopledont even speak English as well as in my very limited life outside work . I am drowning here and feel I am stuck in prison. I am living in hell!

I also hate my job. I work in a call center for customer service and am so tired and depressed at the end of the day, I just feel like God hates me. I sleep 10-12 hrs a day due to being depressed. Ppl don't listen, so I have to repeat myself several times, they talk over me and expect me to hold their hand for the simplest tasks. I am desperately looking for another dept.

I also hate my job. I work in a call center for customer service and am so tired and depressed at the end of the day, I just feel like God hates me. I sleep 10-12 hrs a day due to being depressed. Ppl don't listen, so I have to repeat myself several times, they talk over me and expect me to hold their hand for the simplest tasks. I am desperately looking for another dept.

I can feel your pain- I used to work at a state-run mental health clinic, and would hear much of the same garbage. <br />
"WHY WON'T MY INSURANCE PAY FOR THIS VISIT?" Maybe it's because you let your government-supplied insurance lapse because you were too lazy to come and meet with us when we warned you it would be expiring soon.<br />
"THIS DOCTOR IS NOT HELPING MY SON!" Maybe that's because he refuses to prescribe the medication that is responsible for the horrible side effects your son is experiencing, and you are mad because YOU take more of those pills than HE does.<br />
"WHY CAN'T I SEE MY DOCTOR RIGHT THIS MINUTE?" Maybe because you missed your last three appointments with no call to us whatsoever, and he has dropped you as a patient.<br />
"HOW COME I CAN'T GET MY MEDS? WHY DID I RUN OUT?" Probably because you skipped out on your last appointment which was arranged so that we could ensure you had plenty of pills to last you.<br />
People are so ignorant and self-serving when it comes to government assistance. They assume that the government OWES them the best possible service, even if THEY THEMSELVES don't keep up their end of the bargain (responsible communication and following rules). I hated working for the state- everyone was underpaid and overworked, which lead to frustration all around. Not pretty.

im sorry to hear about your job stress. i always wanted to be a social worker! mind if i ask what schooling you needed? what degree? i work with alot of hippos like you and let me tell you, when they make comments about me, i just think to myself "jealous heffers" that usually makes me smile

You poor people there is no way I could do the job you do. I'm a police officer and deal with these people to. The scum of the earth are out breading the middle class. God if only these people were fixed like animals at puberty.

Hi Sierraxix,<br />
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I know exactly how you feel. I've reached the point where I am so sick of these girls I want to try and knock some sense in them, Half the time they don't know where baby daddy is, he's right there living with them. When I open the door to the waiting room and gag on the smell of heavy smokers and they *****, moan and complain about EVERYTHING, and i fI don't go their way, they ask for my supervisor, and he tells me just see to them, it is easier to take care of them then to argue with them We have a Starbucks in our building, and I have girls coming in with large lattes, complaining their kids are hungry and they NEED gift cards to buy diapers. And the same as you, 5 kids with 4 daddys, a sixteen yr old with 2 babies SIX MONTHS APART!!! 1st one was a preemie and they were told not to get their hopes up, so they got pg again, ,AND GUESS WHAT? ANOTHER PREEMIE! And all of the girls have applied MULTIPLE TIMES for SSI for themselves and their kids,or the girl who has 6 girls but thought I was crazy suggesting she get fixed, but she said she couldn/t because she has failed to give him a son, And we have so much work because the state froze hiring 3 years ago, and with this economy clients have exploded 10 years ago we threatened to strike when caseloads reached 400. Now we have 2400. We are drowning in papers. We used to be social workers and listen to the clients concerns. Now we are just over paid data entry people.

Im naturally skinny too(im a guy though)and people tell me stuff like,"eat a sandwich,"which i generally reply "Why don't you stop eating sandwichs"