You Should Quit Your Soul-Sucking Miserable Job


I’ve been working soul-sucking, dead-end jobs since I started working at a movie theatre when I was 15. While I’ve had jobs I’ve thoroughly enjoyed (or at least made the most out of), more often than not I dreaded working at many of them. Fortunately, and sometimes to my disadvantage, I have a strong work ethic that made me stick with places and work hard, even when I hated them. This helped immensely when seeking a new position.

It’s hard to leave a job when you so obviously need the money. It is not hard to look for a job and get a new one, if you really try. I’ve always had a saying: “If you can change something, you’re not allowed to complain about it.” If you find yourself complaining about work constantly, then quit. Or find a new job and then quit. 

I just quit a job in customer service that I worked at for 2 years. It started out great, and I actually really loved working there. I was good at what I did, and excelled. Until the company was purchased by a new owner and it all fell to shit. All my hard work was forgotten, and I was sold along with the company. This new owner had horrible ideas for the business, and mistreated his workers. I was constantly stressed, taken advantage of, and overall completely miserable. So I quit. 

I found a new job. It took months of looking, and several interviews, but I wanted to make sure I was finding the right place for me. It was important that I didn’t exchange one horrible job for another. Now that I’m in my new position, I wonder why I didn’t quit months and months before I did. I couldn’t be happier at this new place. I have amazing co workers, a positive atmosphere, and a mini fridge stocked with red bull and beer. I’ve been given the opportunity to excel not only in the business, but personally, by learning new things and taking ownership of my work.

If you’re not happy with your job, then quit. Find something that you’re passionate about, or even something that you’re just good at. Find a place where your hard work will be appreciated. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find a place with a fully stocked fridge. Whatever you want out of a job, make a list of your priorities, and don’t settle for less. We spend a majority of our time working, and we shouldn’t be miserable doing so. 

As the old saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

If you don’t love what you do, then leave. Trust me, you’ll find what you’re looking for, and you’ll kick yourself for not finding it earlier.