Do You Want To Take This Bad Job & Shove It?
When Good Jobs Go Bad
Has your job gone bad, or worse, become a job from hell? Are you getting ready to tell your boss to take this job and shove it?
If so, it pays to take a moment, get some clarity about what is really going on, and then decide what steps are in your best interests.
Jobs that once great or good .. and then start to go bad ... can be hard to face. The fact is that jobs evolve, and some can go from great to gruesome almost overnight. It is rarely talked about, but it happens to thousands of people each month.
If this has happened to you, you may walk into work everyday ready to tell your boss to "take this job and shove it!" All of us think about the joy of telling our boss exactly what we think, and of writing the perfect resignation letter that says in every line ..."take this job and shove it".
Burning or Building Bridges
But, before you burn your bridges ... you want to make sure you are doing the right thing ... for you. That you are burning the right bridge because it is the right move at the right time ... and you are already started on building a better bridge to your future.
In the heat of the moment or after a long downward spiral of stress and anger -- it is easy to overlook the need to really figure out what is wrong with your job ... and decide what makes the most sense ...waiting for the storm (a bad boss, a terrible sales quarter, a takeover shakedown) to pass or quit your job in a blaze of glory.
To make that decision, you have to understand exactly what the problem is. Some can be fixed by transferring to another department. Others can't.
Once you know what the problem is, you will want to see if there is anything you can do to turn things around.
If that is not possible, it is time to decide if you need to move on or if it is worthwhile hanging on because this problem is only temporary and won't hurt your career long term.
If you do decide to shove off, you will want to know what you need to avoid in your next job -- before you start job hunting. And ideally, you will have been hired for your new job before you give notice at your old one.
Below are a few pages to help you through these steps ...
- Step 1: Why Good Jobs Go Bad
- Step 2: What is Wrong with Your Job?
- Step 3: What Should You Do About It?
- Step 4: How To Avoid This In Your New Job
And if you need some inspiration, try these quotes about awful, terrible and horrible jobs.
There are other good resources on the web to help you through the process. Here are a few ....
- How to Get Out of a Job You Hate at briankim.net
- Take This Job And Shove It (Resignation Letter at theonion.com)
- Vent about Your Job / Company at JobVent.com
- Vent, Find Support & Get Advice at iVilliage.com
- Take This Job & Shove It - Song Lyrics (These can inspire you or be a good stress release. You can hear Take This Job & Shove It at amazon.com or check out the 1981 movie it inspired.)