Help! My Job Sucks by Richard G Lowe Jr

You don't have to be the victim of a job that sucks. You can take control and change the situation.

Help! my job sucks

Deal with a job that is Making you Sick, Losing you Money and Promotions or Causing you to be Upset and Angry Without Selling Your Soul to the Corporation. 

Is your job making you physically ill? Do you dread getting up each day because you have to go to the hated office? Do you only feel alive on the weekends because you don’t have to go to work? Is your boss an idiot who is constantly harassing you, denying you raises and making you miserable? 

Wouldn’t it be better to look forward to going to work each day? Would you enjoy a challenging job where you receive a fair wage, are treated humanely and with compassion, and where you receive the resources, training and help you need to be successful? 

I worked in unsatisfying jobs for employers that didn’t care and wouldn’t reward good and competent service. I remained loyal, blindly doing what I was told, forced to be on call 24x7, to work without adequate training and resources, and going months without a complement or a thank you. 

I survived through sheer force of will, determination and a belief in myself and my abilities. 

But there is a better way than taking the abuse and being a victim of poor management, insufficient support, unreasonable and even illegal demands. You can take control of your situation, as long as you are willing to speak up for yourself, demand your rights and to be treated fairly, and be willing to move of if you cannot correct the situation. 

* Learn to communicate without fear 
* Handle the whacko boss 
* Deal with harassment without mercy 
* Stop being taken advantage of and being used 
* Get that promotion or raise that you deserve 
* And be prepared to walk away if you must 

Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General

Secondary Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General

Language: English


Word Count: 8000

Sample text:

Is there such a thing as the perfect job? I’m sure we each have our own definition of perfection in the workplace. Some people prefer to work in the great outdoors, others enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of an office in a skyscraper, and some enjoy working out of an RV.

Regardless, sometimes conditions conspire to make the regular trek to a job feel like a trip through Dante’s Inferno. Sometimes, these are out of our control, such as a malicious manager or incompetent colleague.

Years ago, the company where I worked was located in a two-story building, and my department was upstairs. The roof leaked, the carpets were dirty; the walls had bare rafters, and the furniture consisted of hand-me-downs from a dozen different offices.

Nonetheless, it was a great place to work, because the team was a group of brilliant engineers and technicians who were a joy to work with. The projects were challenging, yet achievable, the money paid the bills, and the culture of the company demanded that each employee was a valuable member of the team.

On the other hand, I have worked in businesses with absolutely perfect environments, yet were challenging, because the boss was completely whacked. In one case, my supervisor was certified as insane by a psychiatrist, which made it very uncomfortable to work with him as his moods and reactions were completely unpredictable. Needless to say, that job could be a challenge at times.

A characteristic that creates a pleasant work environment is the belief that the company cares, the boss listens, and there is a chance to get ahead and, perhaps, get a raise or promotion. Being taken advantage of often causes the perfect job to become dreary and tedious. Like most of us, I’m sure, bosses have made promises to me in the past to get extra work and longer hours and then reneged when the time came to pay up.

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