Stuck in a miserable job- What are your options. #freelancer#personalgrowth

Category- Psychology

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As we walk deeper into new century being an employee is becoming more difficult. Gone are the old days when one employee stayed in one company for many years and company provided regular growth and even health insurance and emergency leaves.

But now it is different. There are no pensions, minimum health benefits and if you are not delivering or mishandling of economy leads to an inevitable recession, you stand high probability of being handed over a pink slip.

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AI and robots are on the horizon but even before that doing job is not very cool.

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On the contrary if you are stuck in a bad job with a bad boss or may be poor growth potential; what are options that fall in your lap.

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What on the earth a dependent employee lacking ng other income streams can do on earth if he doesn’t like face of his boss.

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1. Exit-

Leaving the job. Saying some swear word and after watching few YouTube motivational videos; you can write an emphatic resignation.

You need to have stored , “f*c* you boss money” ; for surviving till you get next job.

Then you update your resume on all job sites and seeks motivation from family and friends and grow a serious beard and few layers of fat to face new boss.

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It can be good or bad depending on situations. But this is also most radical solution.

All jobs have some inherent problem, but if new jobs helps you grow your skills and reach your potential and resonates with your principles , it is good to jump.

Don’t jump for slight pay raise or out of desperation.

Wait for some time to assess qualities of new job.

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2. Voice-

If you are little brave , you can go to your boss and tell him in a diplomatic manner, how he and his company suck.

You can tell him to improve your condition and alongside tell that you will like to work in company for a long time, if conditions permit.

But these scenarios roll out only when , your skills are important for the company or you are a golden egg laying cuckoo in your department.

3. Persistence-

If you have particularly strong will and you know your boss never listens to good advice and your voice is going to land you in a firing line; you try to persist.

You try with all your soul to remain in the job, bacause it is not worth to move to another sick company.

You work extra hours, you try to be extra polite with your clients and even listen to people in routine meetings.

You listen sad songs and movies and cry sometimes in the pillow while your wife snores.

You watch survival videos on youtube and try to stick to the bread like butter waiting to be devoured.

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4. Neglect-

If you are a normal guy with smartphone and Netflix connection, you will probably neglect. You will stay but do minimum work to prevent boss from firing you immediately.

You choose slow death for your association and you count hours and figure out ways to pass them in an enjoyable way.

You play games on phone and gossip with other neglecting colleagues.

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Other options if exist, I am still to notice or read about them.

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.Out of these of course quitting and neglecting are bad for business and company.

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.Then what is best option,

it is a thing to ponder.

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What expert say ; is that it is best to voice your concerns and alongside measure your options and risks. Then stay if things work out or stay ready to leave if boss is actually stuck on same place.

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next time you face a difficult situation, try to figure out what you are going to do.

Inspiration – Originals by Adam Grant

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