Author Topic: What are you supposed to do with someone who just can't be happy in their job?  (Read 15660 times)


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Hey adam, sorry you two are going through this.

I hate my job because it bores me to tears, but I really don't have it so bad. However, I can relate to coming home feeling totally dejected.

I keep telling myself that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and that I don't have to do this job forever. That helps.

Hang in there!!


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Also, it is what it is.  They underpay her (according to market averages, I would guess?) and they are defensive and blustery about it.  Well, that's my situation too.  It makes me grouchy when I think about it.  But -- not to minimize the need to keep a look-out for better positions -- there are always reasons to be grouchy.  It depends on your focus.  It sounds as if you're buying into your wife's sense of victimization.  She needs to find a good job and be an advocate for herself.  But she also needs to realize that focus makes a big difference.  It is not cheating to be happy despite being underpaid and having less-than-optimum work conditions.