What is the normal amount to hate your job?

Obviously it's normal to hate your job, but at what level of hatred does it become not normal? Do most people just find their job a bit dull and pointless, or does it actually make them miserable? Like is it normal to cry once or twice a week about your job? Or to feel hollow and like it's difficult to smile anymore? Is it normal to often think about jumping in front of the next bus coming along, as long as you never seriously consider it? Because this is how I feel about my new job. I'm thinking of finding a new job, but I don't see the point if this is normal because then I'd probably just feel the same way in my next job anyway. Do I just need to get used to it, and try to forget about it once the work day ends?

It's not normal to dislike your overall job at all, just certain aspects of it 1
Normal to feel bored/tired from your job, but it shouldnt affect your happiness (or at least rarely) 10
It's normal to feel this miserable from your job, you just need to block it out once you get home 1
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  • normal-rebellious

    Feeling outright miserable from your job's normal, especially in metropolitan westernised areas and southeast Australia. Have you tried putting effort in hated job and please your boss w/o half-arsing it? That's for you to figure out, and it's not okay to quit job on the dot when you need money, just catch the bus if you do, go to McDonald's, have your breakfast, and go to work like a normal person. You have nothing to lose, you could have a future of $10,000 savings.

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  • Somenormie

    There can be many reasons why someone might hate their job. Here are some common reasons:

    1. Poor work-life balance: If someone is constantly overworked or their job requires them to work long hours, they may find it difficult to balance their work and personal life, which can lead to feelings of stress and burnout.

    2. Lack of job security: If someone is constantly worried about losing their job or their employment is on a contractual or temporary basis, it can create a feeling of uncertainty and instability.

    3. Low pay or benefits: If someone feels they are not being paid fairly or their job doesn't offer enough benefits, it can cause financial stress and dissatisfaction.

    4. Lack of recognition or growth opportunities: If someone feels they are not being recognized for their hard work or their job doesn't offer opportunities for growth and advancement, it can lead to feelings of stagnation and frustration.

    5. Poor relationships with co-workers or managers: If someone is dealing with difficult co-workers or managers, it can create a toxic work environment and cause stress and dissatisfaction.

    6. The job is not aligned with their interests or values: If someone is working in a job that doesn't align with their personal interests or values, it can create a feeling of disconnection and lack of purpose.

    7. The workload is too high or too low: If someone is overloaded with work or has very little to do, it can create feelings of boredom or burnout.

    These are just a few reasons why someone might hate their job. Each person has their own unique reasons, and it's important to address these issues to ensure job satisfaction and overall well-being.

    - ChatGPT

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  • darefu

    Hate, is a strong word for a job. Don't think I've ever been there. At the same time I don't think I've ever had that job that I love and would do whether they paid me or not.

    A couple, I dreaded going into each morning, but that was based normally on certain things going on or certain people, I just didn't want to deal with. If that person is a supervisor or boss and you don't see that changing anytime soon it can be really frustrating.

    I've had 2 maybe 3 jobs where that frustration reached a point where I said, that's it, that's enough, and I put in my notice and moved on, but it was never really the job it's self.

    If you really hate a job, then it is time to move on, because you are not giving them your best. You're just there getting by and working for $$$. I'd look for something new!

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    A fair question really. Most people these days hate their job because corporate culture doesn't care about anyone. Only what they can squeeze out of people so the few at the top can make those fat bonuses and cash in their stock when they sell the company.

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  • Curiouskitten444

    There are certain aspects of my current job I dislike, but it's no where near hatred.
    I've haaated jobs in the past, so I would suggest you find something that is better suited to you and get the education to pursue that.
    I've worked sales, fast food, painter, animal care, and on a suicide hotline. I haaaated fast food, I felt depressed and ashamed in sales, i felt depressed and hopeless working on the hotline.
    I went back to school and studied photography/video/film and now work with an expressive arts studio as a video editor full time and take on passion projects in film when I can. I love what I do now and am blessed to have a career I'm good at and passionate about.

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  • 1WeirdGuy

    The pay should be making up for how miserable the job is. If you hate the job that can be ok if you are making 150k+ but if youre making undee 50k and you hate it nah theres no reason to stay there.

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  • taebby22

    "Is it normal to often think about jumping in front of the next bus coming along, as long as you never seriously consider it?"

    This is exactly how I felt about a job I used to have except I did seriously consider it -- No, it is not normal.

    It's normal to dislike certain aspects of a job (such as, too much paperwork, unnecessary meetings, or rude customers) but it should not impact your mental health. When it starts hurting your mental health and daily life, then it's not normal.

    Or if it's not really impacting your mental health or daily living, I would say that if you dislike more than 50% of your job, you should look for a new one.

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