So just started a new job and i am not happy with it.

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  1. D_James_A_Farafield

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    I don't know if anyone else can relate to this but yeah, i started a new job not too long ago and I am not feeling it. I changed jobs for location and money reasons. Yes I get paid more money at this new job but i'm beginning to see the disorganization that I saw at my previous job which to be honest is another reason why I left. I think I made a mistake and it kills me to know i'm a slave to the wage. I'm assuming most can relate to that at least?
    My mistake was going for another job in the same field perhaps. I work as a customer service rep and perhaps some of you will know how chaotic that work environment can be. Tonight i'm on the verge of deciding not to go back and just say fuck it. I think I have failed at life and i'm realizing as i am getting older i am not happy. I know it's your own responsibility to make yourself happy but it's easier said than done i guess. :frown1:
     
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    Start looking for a new job now. Don't quit. Just start looking at other options. I read once that Ted Kennedy would fight to get a bill through Congress. Ultimately it would take compromises and an inferior version would pass which he would herald as a triumph. Immediately upon passage he would start working on the amendment.

    I think there is a lesson in that.
     
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    Make a plan. Have an exit strategy ready. Start looking for a new job, perhaps even look to go back to school or get some additional training. It it's not right, it's not right, and only you can know that. However, use this time and extra money for something constructive. Otherwise, it will be wasted time.

    Feeling like a failure will not solve anything. Maybe you did make a mistake, maybe you didn't. Happiness and fulfillment is a process. It doesn't happen overnight. You recognize you're not happy. Now's the time to do something about it.

    I know personally, I have a tendency to get depressed, unless I am DOING. Working my way into something, moving towards something always helps me. Hopefully, it will be the same for you.
     
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    There's little worse than feeling trapped in a job you hate.

    I always went for empowerment and satisfaction over financial reward. I was never rich but always slept well at night.
     
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    I don't want anyone to follow my example, (which is why I don't talk about my work-life very often) but I'm currently unemployed and happier for it. My jobs in the past were not nice, which didn't help. I started off in smaller jobs, like shop work etc. One day, I grew tired of my miserable existence with so little money in return. Unqualified to do anything 'bigger', I stumbled into the security business. I was a security guard at several different places for months, then I moved to club work. I always hated the name, but I was a 'bouncer'. The money was better, but I saw some nasty things. Not just violent things, either. I lost that job, mainly because I was too soft on some people. The point is, you need to be happy. I wasn't and although I miss the regular income - I wouldn't want to go back to that job. It just wasn't me.
     
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    I'd look for a new job, but I wouldn't quit this one until I got a new one. Employers prefer hiring people who already have a job for some reason and this isn't the kind of economy where I'd recommend taking a risk.

    I've had a lot of terrible jobs, so I sympathize. Customer service is one of the worst. Try not to get emotionally involved, but loose when you can, and try to remember that it's only a temporary situation.
     
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    Why don't you try approaching your superior and see if others feel the same way about the disorganization and the other problems in the department and suggest a solution or solutions and see if maybe you can turn it around.
    One of the most important things I've learned is no matter where you go there you are... If you make where you are work for you and not against you it's half the battle.
     
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    I meant "cut loose when you can" not "but loose when you can" which isn't something I would recommend unless your partner is REALLY well endowed.
     
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    im looking for job and is ridiculous the requirements nowadays, i saw a offer for gardenind and one of the requirements was to be specialist in weather/forecast wtf.....

    and most of the offers are working to customers into public relations, why??? im tired of working to the public and hate it....
     
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    i agree luciferchild
     
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    Did you leave the job or stick it out?
     
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    Wahhh, Wahh...why can't you just make a decision for youself? A simple am gonna do it or not.
     
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    Right now, while you're not completely vested, I'd say if you've got an interest in finding something else, pursue it. Going on almost 10 yrs where I am, I can only tell you, if if I had my GED, and more training, I'd roll my 401k over into something else and get something I need desire deserve. do it in private so that no one else knows tho.
     
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    Your options abound!!! If you think you can hang in there a little longer often times returning to a previous employer after roughly a year of absence can net you a huge wage increase so long as you left on good terms. Another option is start making your organizational skills known to your current employer and maybe work your way into a NEWLY created and not thought of position, that can also sometimes come with a pay increase and benefits beyond what you may currently have. Don't be afraid to make your wealth of knowledge known, just do it with class and tact.

    If that doesn't work for you start working on an idea that might allow you to become and outsorced CSR company. If you can think you can do it better then do it!!! Go self-employed and make your dreams come true!!! Just keep in mind there are pitfalls there as well but at least you have some control over those!!!

    Best of luck!!!!
     
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    Is there a way you can maybe affect the business' organizational dysfunction? Maybe if you work through the right people you could offer some suggestions on how to make it run better. Guess it's tough to make waves as the new guy, but somebody has to in order to make it better. Why not give that a try?
     
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