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    If you refuse to change your job (if you don't like it), the only sensible thing you can do is practice loving it every day.

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angelmComment by angelm - August 30, 2006, 1:48 pm
Em that is what I have been trying to do for a while now,but I think eventually I will find something new!
emilygComment by emilyg - August 30, 2006, 3:24 pm
angel - you will. don't give up.
ayenowitallComment by ayenowitall - August 30, 2006, 8:21 pm
I think it also helps to strive to do the best you can at your job. Being able to take pride in a job well done is a large part of finding happiness in one's livelihood.
justxploringComment by justxploring - August 31, 2006, 2:54 am
Sorry for my post, but if you want honest responses..here goes. I left a job because the Gen Mgr and the working conditions were very, very difficult. The store manager I worked for had a heart attack because of the stress and eventually quit too along with countless others. Everyday I walked in singing with a big smile on my face, but nothing helps when a lunatic is having a tantrum. Since then I've been unable to find a decent job and wish I had just tolerated being miserable 4 or 5 days a week. At least I had a roof over my head and food on my table. I can't tell you the debt being out of work for months put me in because I heard this "comment for success" over & over again from other people who had money to burn or someone to lean on. I think it's much too idealistic and unrealistic for someone to write "If you refuse to change..." as if everyone has a choice. There are thousands of layoffs everyday and the unemployment lines are long. I know people who scrub floors and clean toilets, and they do their best to be happy. But I doubt if they "love" cleaning up other people's s***. They do it for their families. I think sometimes a person has to do whatever it takes pay the bills and just be grateful for that paycheck at the end of the week. Then you can love the rest of your time with family, friends or just enjoying a long walk.

I agree with Aye's statement to a point. Personally, I could hate a job and I'd still try my very best and work hard. Finding something you love to do is a real bonus, but being responsible and trustworthy is always important.

emilygComment by emilyg - August 31, 2006, 2:07 pm
justxploring - never had money to burn - started working when i was in high school - got my education - working along with school. raised my daughter as a single parent.

did work for a lunatic - quit. took a while - but did find something more pleasant.   took a cut in pay - but enjoyed it much more.
justxploringComment by justxploring - August 31, 2006, 6:13 pm
Hi, Emily. I wasn't pointing the finger at you. Just commenting that in some situations, it's not easy to find work. I know you've been ill, but I also have limitations and so many times people tell me "you deserve better." It's true, but sometimes a cut in pay isn't possible. On a personal note, that is the reason I am looking for work in other areas. Sorry, I won't write any more. Once someone told me to "change my lifestyle" if I need more. Can't remember if that was before or after the tiles fell off my shower, the toilet backed up or the mold (or whatever that is) started oozing out of the walls. :)
emilygComment by emilyg - August 31, 2006, 6:17 pm
justxploring - i didn't think you were pointing the finger at me - tried to make u feel better that sh*t happens to everybody. don't stop writing - i always look forward to your take on things.
justxploringComment by justxploring - August 31, 2006, 9:17 pm
I meant that I won't write any more about this subject since I've overstated my point already! You are one of my favorite "virtual" people! I might be in a bad mood. Having your toilet overflow after a deposit is a very unpleasant way to start the day. Isn't it amazing what we take for granted? There were children sleeping outside in the rain without food, water or shelter after Charley hit...only 40 miles from me.

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