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Is It Your Job That’s Making You Miserable or Your Career In General?

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If your job is making you miserable, before you do anything about it, sit down and have a think whether it’s your job that’s making you miserable, or your career in general.

For example, you might have an established career as a policy drafter, but you are miserable because there’s just too much work to do, and you’re sitting in a tiny cubical and the environment is horrible. In this case, you hate your job, not your policy drafting career. However, if your workload was OK, and you liked the people you worked with but were still miserable, it might be the policy drafting that’s the problem.

In the first case, you might consider moving jobs, so that you can continue doing what you enjoy, but in a better environment. In the second case, you might need to consider a career change.

If you’re unsure whether it’s your job or your career that’s the problem, why not contact me and we can make a time to have a chat about it.

Until my next blog post, have a great day and #DoWhatYouLove

Is Your Job Making You Miserable? Do great stuff after work

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If you are miserable in your job, find great stuff to do after work.

I once was in a job in which I was miserable because I didn’t have enough to do. I know that’s very unusual these days.

So, I started selling Tupperware. It was great! I had something to look forward to every weekend, and sometimes in the evenings during the week. I was going out more than I had in the past, and was meeting lots of new and interesting people.

I’m not necessarily suggesting that you go out and sell Tupperware. But I do recommend that you find something to do after work, or on weekends, that you really enjoy. It will give you something to look forward to on a regular basis, and make it much easier to think about something other than work when you’re not at work.

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Is your job making you miserable? Get support from EAP

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I’ve been writing in the last few blog posts about what to do if your job makes you miserable, and more specifically, who to talk to and how to do that.

In this post, I’d like to mention EAP, which is the Employee Assistance Program. If you are a Government employee, EAP is a great source of support from trained counsellors and psychologists.

The great thing about EAP is that it’s free, and open to your family members as well as you.

I have used the service myself, and found it very helpful when I was going through the redundancy process. The psychologist I spoke to was able to give me some really good strategies for coping with being in the office during my redeployment period.

I really recommend EAP as a great service for finding someone to talk to who is outside your workplace and not emotionally involved, who can give you some great coping strategies for whatever you’re going through at work. Just get the number from your HR area.

Until my next blog post, have a great day, and #DoWhatYouLove

Does Your Job Make You Miserable? you are not alone

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If your job makes you miserable, remember that you are not alone. Many people are miserable in their jobs.

There’s a good chance that if you are miserable in your job, some of your colleagues probably are too. So, do some discrete asking around, and find people who are in the same position as you, and reach out to them for support.

Hopefully, you also have friends and family that you can reach out to for support as well. But remember not to dump everything on one person all the time, as it can get exhausting for them.

So, remember that you are not alone. Until my next post, have a great day and #DoWhatYouLove