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Don't get me wrong. I am grateful that I am employed when others are having a hard time to find a job. My job pays very well, but I can't stand it. Pure boredom in front of a computer for 8 hours a day. My boss has no idea what is going on and there is no direction to follow. I spend 6 hours a day surfing the web, an hour eating, and maybe an hour actually doing work! Ten months and I can kiss this place goodbye!

Who else hates their job?
 

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I hate my part time job, Construction sucks sometimes! But yet i do think its better than sitting on a computer all day being bored.
 

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Hated my job for 20 years, but I'm good at it and I've loved the life, home and bikes it's paid for.
 

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I wish I had a job to hate. I can say without any sarcasm that I despise *not* having a job.

There's something terribly wrong in the world when you finally have the time to drink your favorite beers to your heart's content, but don't have the funds to do so. Oh, wait... that last part belongs in another forum. ;)
 

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I cannot imagine working a job you hate every day. I love my job most of the time.

I've never had a "real" job though, and have never put in a 9-5 day.
 

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4 miles from my house.
4 days, 10 hr shifts, 1st shift 6am -4:30pm, mon -thr.
cold in the winter, hot as hell in the summer. no ac, some heat,
dirty bathrooms, ******* co-workers that do not ride bikes,
decent money for not being unionized, doing backlog work currently, hoping to get a 2-5 year project this month.

the VP, engineer, and one of the drafters and myself ride mountain bikes. Plus we have a employee who worked for Litespeed for several years. He don't ride. Just gives me the in and outs of the bike business.

We build boiler panels and bend tubing for boilers. I weld the tubes together per x-ray quality.
It's not that bad. I've had worst. It's a job not a career. Right now I very thankful I have a job no matter what the conditions.
Good luck to all
 

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My job doesn't pay very well but it's really laid back and I get plenty of time to surf the web and check out bike crap as well as do my laundry, study. My house is a half mile down the road so I can ride there if I want so. If I drive because of rain or whatnot there's hardly any gas burned. My health insurance is free. Between all of that I actually come out better than if I made a few $$ more an hour somewhere else. I work 10p-6a so I get to go riding after I get off work when it's still cool out for a few hours and then get some sleep. My local trails are just a few miles from where I live so I just ride there as well. I work at a drug rehab.

I don't love or hate my job. I like it because it fits well with the life that I live. I guess you could say that I have an awesome work/life balance. I'm getting married in October and then kids in a few years so I'll have to grow up and get a higher paying job with more responsibiity but for now I'm gonna enjoy it while I can.
 

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rabidchicken said:
Don't get me wrong. I am grateful that I am employed when others are having a hard time to find a job. My job pays very well, but I can't stand it. Pure boredom in front of a computer for 8 hours a day. My boss has no idea what is going on and there is no direction to follow. I spend 6 hours a day surfing the web, an hour eating, and maybe an hour actually doing work! Ten months and I can kiss this place goodbye!

Who else hates their job?
If I told that to my grandfather, he'd smack me in the mouth and call me a lazy ungrateful son of a *****!

You have it easy, man. Try going to Germany, get shot at by some nazis, and then lay bricks until you retire. Sometimes you have to take a step outside yourself and realize how good you have it. I too had a job EXACTLY like yours and I gave it up for something that I thought was attractive. Long story short, I wish I had my old job back. I suggest you stay where you are (unless you're getting a promotion in ten months).
 

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rabidchicken said:
Don't get me wrong. I am grateful that I am employed when others are having a hard time to find a job. My job pays very well, but I can't stand it. Pure boredom in front of a computer for 8 hours a day. My boss has no idea what is going on and there is no direction to follow. I spend 6 hours a day surfing the web, an hour eating, and maybe an hour actually doing work! Ten months and I can kiss this place goodbye!

Who else hates their job?
Sounds like my job but I love it..... I wish I moved around a bit more so I didnt have to work out soo hard to keep in shape......lol:thumbsup:
 

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I was going to say be thankful you have a job. Some of us are looking and looking yet...

You get the point I guess.
 

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I can see where that may be a drain, but you also need to take some personal accountability for your work situation and actively seek out whatever task assignments you need to and keep yourself busy. Web surfing on company time is not a good way to climb the ladder my friend. Personally, I get a charge out of doing my job well and accomplishing tasks every day. Perhaps your boss thinks you know your job well enough that he shouldn't need to give you direction... and you don't realize that you aren't meeting his/her expectations.

Sorry to be preachy, but I've encountered this before in my coworkers and it always managed to piss me off, because I was carrying their workload while they were slacking.
 

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I hate my job for the opposite reason, it's IT so easy desk work but I'm so busy day in and day out I have hard time getting up to go to the bathroom or each my damn lunch. Plus the fact I can VPN in and do my job anywhere gives me no security in my position as it can be moved to some foreign country at anytime. The balance of work life versus personal life is almost non-existent as well, I honestly think they expect me to place work first all the time.
 

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MOST of the conditions of my job are pretty sweet -- my mgmt. thinks I'm exceptional (compared to who else is there, they're right, too), they work with me on my schedule, give me a lot of leeway/autonomy, and pay me better than most folks doing my job (partly because of the seniority I have). The down side is WHO I WORK FOR.

I...(snif, shudder)...work for...uh, uh...Wal-Mart. I build their, uh, so-called bikes.

Hey -- SOMEBODY has to do it, and I at least make that crap as rideable and dependable as it can be.

What do I REALLY hate about the job? ROADMASTER! HUFFY! Sub-$100 Mongoose!
 

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bigpedaler said:
MOST of the conditions of my job are pretty sweet -- my mgmt. thinks I'm exceptional (compared to who else is there, they're right, too), they work with me on my schedule, give me a lot of leeway/autonomy, and pay me better than most folks doing my job (partly because of the seniority I have). The down side is WHO I WORK FOR.

I...(snif, shudder)...work for...uh, uh...Wal-Mart. I build their, uh, so-called bikes.

Hey -- SOMEBODY has to do it, and I at least make that crap as rideable and dependable as it can be.

What do I REALLY hate about the job? ROADMASTER! HUFFY! Sub-$100 Mongoose!
haha give me a W give me an A, ohh sry not at work. I also work at wal-mart im in the meat dpt though and it gets little repetitive after awhile, and pretty chilly
 

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I never did the Walmart cheer when I was there. I had a good joke going though. Give me an T, give me an A, give me an r...

(Target...)
 

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So you have a well paying job that has no stress and most of your day is spent browsing the web? Dude, I'd smack someone if they mumbled something like that in this day and age:rolleyes:

I understand that your day probably drags on but if you hate it so much, why not look for another job? Something thats more challenging maybe so you won't be so bored?

Consider yourself lucky to have a job let alone a stress free one.....thatactually pays well;)
 

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I love my job. I'm a teacher and have taught in several different countries and cultures (having left my home country as soon as i was able: I first worked abroad aged 18). My official working day is 6.45am-2.30pm (though i often work a fair bit longer than that, and at weekends), my pay is tax-free and generous, and most importantly of all I work with amazing, delightful young people (mostly. There are always a few annoying ones to keep you on your toes). I have some great colleagues too so we have a fair bit of banter at work to get us through the stressful times.

One downside is that we have no sweet singletrack through lush forests or inspiring mountain ranges round here. But I can live with riding in the desert with startled jackrabbits.
 
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