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Grace and Courage

Updated on March 6, 2012

Can't Take the Heat?

What do you do when you want to leave your current job but do not have a fall back or even new prospects to explore? There are times when you find yourself in such an oppressive an environment that there is just no other way but out the door. Every day that you get up you are immediately filled with fear and anxiety about facing another workday. So you still go through the motions even if that is the last thing you promised yourself you will never do. You are stretched tight like a thin rubber band and the day at work has not even started. Then you get to work and you are drowned by the same old shit that used to be fun but have somehow turned into a heavy albatross around your neck.

Unfortunately one cannot just turn tail and run for the exit. In the real world one cannot just up and go, especially if one has come to rely on his work as a soure of livelihood. If you are single then you only have yourself to consider, but a family of three should just be grateful that they have regular work with the assurance of a paycheck twice monthly. The demands of our existence sometimes throws a hedge over our pursuit of our dreams. Not everyone is born with a silver spoon and worse, not everyone can save up for the rainy day. There are fixed comforts that we just cannot do without, our cable connection our internet, the air conditioning, the car, the socializing. For the ordinary people these are the death knells of our dreams. The very things we require in order to live have succeeded in burying our aspirations.

I am sure there are ways to go around these roadblocks or break free from the shackles of cable tv and the internet, but who would want to be free? Certainly not me.

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    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      6 years ago from manila, philippines

      thanks lifelovemystery! i just might check that out though I do have some regular gigs writing stuff for people :)

    • lifelovemystery profile image

      Michelle Orelup 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      If you have administrative skills you might want to check a site like indeed.com for positions in your area. Even if it's only part-time, it might help you learn new skills that will make you more marketable.

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      6 years ago from manila, philippines

      thanks lifelovemystery, most days i just want to catch up on my reading and not have to think about regular work, like thats ever gonna work :)

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      6 years ago from manila, philippines

      I work in a call center, the last place to build a career in my opinion, i feel ive lingered long enough and im ready for a change, thanks for dropping by lucybell21!

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      6 years ago from manila, philippines

      thanks winbo for taking the time

    • lifelovemystery profile image

      Michelle Orelup 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Unfortunately job stress can boil over into the home because you need a place to vent your feelings. But there is only so much venting that a spouse can take.

      Is there something you can do to make the work environment less stressful? Maybe there is a class or seminar you can take that will help you excel in your profession.

      Is there someone you can talk to at work that has experienced the problems you are struggling with?

      The best time to look for a job is when you have a job. If you haven't posted your resume on job boards such as Monster and CareerBuilder, this is a good time to draw recruiters to you. I wrote the following hub on how to accomplish this. I wish you the best.

      https://hubpages.com/business/Optimize-Your-Resume...

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      winbo 

      6 years ago

      interesting hub

    • lucybell21 profile image

      Bonny OBrien 

      6 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      My job is not fun anymore. Everyday is something new, and there are just times I don't want to face it. Plus I actually have to live at my job on the weekends.

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