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Think You Made A Mistake Taking Your Job? Remedy It.

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I’m miserable here. I’m being pushed very hard to do things that I don’t think I really know how to do and that are increasingly outside of the kind of work that I want to do. The workplace demands a deep, personal commitment to the job – they want this to be a like my life’s mission and not just a job. I understand and support the organizational mission. I think the goals are worthy. However, this will NEVER be more than a job to me. My performance is starting to slide, and I just don’t know how much longer…

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Being Bullied At Work? Stand Up For Yourself.

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I am being bullied at work and my work is not what was promised to me. It is demeaning and unfulfilling. The organization has closed ranks around the bully. I have no allies. ~Worker Living in FLORIDA Sometimes we have to stand up for ourselves. As adults we don’t have to fight the bullies, just like we didn’t have to fight them when we were in high school.  We recognized who the bullies were and we created a plan to deal with them. Workplace bullies are no different than the high school bullies. Most people are afraid of them, so…

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Be Honest With Yourself About Your Job

lying to yourself

I dislike what I do. I chose my profession as the backup to the career I really wanted. I have not moved into the career that I wanted and my chosen career takes all my time. Every day, I wake up depressed about going into my job. I even cry in the shower and the car on the way to work. I am so emotionally drained from the work week; I don’t have any energy to pursue my passions. I shy away from friends and family because I don’t want to talk about my job, and perhaps show how depressed…

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No More Excuses

no more excuses

I’ve been ready to leave since 2010 but fear and money has kept me from making the decision. There is nothing wrong with the job or the people, but I know in my heart this is not what I want to continue to do, because it fills me with dread every day. The feeling has only grown worse over the years. In 2010 I set up a website which is my ultimate dream of being able to earn my income, but working full-time is making it very difficult to spend the time I need on my website. ~Worker Living in…

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Skydive Into Your Future

Skydive

I’m not professionally happy and feel undervalued in my current role. My job no longer motivates me to work hard and contribute 100%. I also feel burnt out after 15 years of working at high speeds in a high demand environment. I have a decent bit of money saved up (enough for at least 4-6 months) and feel confident that I can tap my network for consulting opportunities to fill the gap in long- term employment. ~Worker Living in NEW YORK After you have worked the Steps and the kinks in the plan then it’s time to take the “Just…

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STOP Playing It Safe

Stop Playing It Safe

I am constantly wrong in my bosses eyes and I cannot do anything right. I have been accused of unfounded and baseless actions regarding customer service, job performance, time management, accused of saying things that were untrue, and using foul language contributing to the bad behavior. I’ve been alerted that this job may not be a good fit, by my immediate supervisor. I have been told I am a phenomenal manager, but I need to work twice as hard because I am a person of color to prove to them that I can do the job, bigger, better and faster….

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Don’t Stop Believing In Your Ideas

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I have two business ideas. One is developing websites which I have clients already. The other is an idea I know will work:-) ~Worker Living in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA We all have ideas. Sometimes we have too many ideas.  We can’t figure out which one or ones to pursue. We’ve tried stuff before and it didn’t work out. We failed. We failed again and again with idea after idea. What makes us think this idea is going to work AND eventually pay the bills? We won’t know unless we flesh it out. Today, gather your ideas.  Write them down….

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Fear Is A Choice…So Is Courage

Fear is a choice

Because after 18 months in that toxic and unprofessional environment that supports bullying and lying, I can no longer pretend to enjoy my role. I am still unsure what my responsibilities are. There is no scope for growth for me and I report to an incompetent lying lazy person whom I do not trust. Thinking of going to work makes me feel sick despite fighting the feelings of negativity. ~Worker Living in New Zealand When we know it’s time to leave, then it’s time to leave. We don’t have to second hundred guess ourselves. When it’s time to go; then…