Is a boring, soul suffocating job better than no job at all?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 7 years ago

    Is a boring, soul suffocating job better than no job at all?

    (I know the answer I just don't want to face it).

  2. profile image0
    Phoebe Pikeposted 7 years ago

    That depends on your situation, but normally no income versus income normally leads to the conclusion that having is better than not. But there are other ways to make money, maybe you could look for another job and when you have another place lined up, you could leave the job you hate.

  3. ChristinS profile image49
    ChristinSposted 7 years ago

    If it keeps you from being homeless or prevents hunger then yes - otherwise no.  I spent a lot of time in my "previous life" before my kids working a miserable job with a title because I thought that was what I was supposed to do. 

    I make more money and do so on my own terms as a freelancer, but it took me a lot of time and dedication to get to that point. 

    I believe the ultimate goal for anyone should be do what you enjoy doing - we all have different passions and we should allow those passions to be part of our working life.  Think about how much time we spend working in our lives - that alone should answer your question smile.

  4. Justjed profile image59
    Justjedposted 7 years ago

    Hmnn! Thats a very tough question with a simple answer. Most things in life does not come easy. At least with that boring, soul suffocating job, you can still pay some of your bills if not all and it is better than nothing. Pending when that dream job comes, you should continue with that job at least to keep body and soul together and to survive.

  5. Janis Goad profile image90
    Janis Goadposted 7 years ago

    We can learn a lot from doing a job, even (especially?) when we hate it.  It is important to look for what you need to learn.  However, it is also important to know yourself and recognize when fear is keeping you in small, unhealthy place because you don't have the courage to jump off the cliff into what you love to do in your life and learn to fly. 

    I don't know where you are in your work life, but if you are still young, you can be aware that most of us spend time at the beginning doing work we don't like, because we haven't yet figured out what we do like. Keep your hobbies going, keep taking courses and developing your skill set and your own "brand,"  develop a network of colleagues and people who are doing what you want to be doing, and keep in touch with them.  They may turn out to be mentors who can help you along your path.

    Eventually the time comes when we have to stop doing what we hate, because it poisons us.  When we fill our lives with what we hate and with what is wrong for us, we leave no room, no time, and no passion for what we love and were born for.  So if the time is now for you, screw up your courage and quit your job.  It's true though, that nothing is life is free, and whatever we do takes dedication, hard work, persistence, and consistently coming back to our personal goal after stepping aside temporarily to deal with distractions.

    We were born to serve humanity, to help each other grow, and to teach, love and expand ourselves spiritually. Once you find the way to live your life as a river and not a war, all the rest will follow.

  6. MsDora profile image92
    MsDoraposted 7 years ago

    Focus on your purpose.  Boring might be just one rung on the ladder up to better times.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    In this economy yes, I would cling to that job like crazy.  I'm not happy at my job - but I make a good hourly wage and only work 10 hours a week.  I call my own hours, and days I want to work...but I work in a therapist office and the constant drama of the clients and the therapist's life as well is really wearing on me. But...I am not sure I will be able to find anything else so I am hanging on.

  8. Grime Remix profile image60
    Grime Remixposted 7 years ago

    A boring soulless job is better than not having a job at all because you'll be able to contribute to your household.  Many time these types of jobs are required while we work on bigger and better opportunities.  Make these types of situations temporary and make the most of them.

  9. wonderingwoolley profile image58
    wonderingwoolleyposted 7 years ago

    I would say for the time being in order to support yourself and your family. However, it's not a good long term solution because it affects how you interact with everyone, and can really be disabling to you, and the people you have relationships with. See this time as a learning experience, and gather all the skills you can in order to benefit yourself. Then start looking, don't leave this job unless you have a new one. That's hard advice, because I know how much it sucks to go to a job you hate everyday. But if you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it makes it easier for all involved. Spend sometime soul searching about what you really want to do, and work to make that happen. It will make having to go to work easier when you know you are working towards finding a job that will really fulfill you. Good luck, and keep your head up, it will get better.


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