bummed about my job

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by lolatency, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. ... in the world of equity derivs... had a layoff a while back, new guy became manager... dude sucks, I don't even want to go to work anymore.

    I'm just fighting through because of the bad economy. Ugh.
  2. Keep the faith, most people are promoted to their level of incompetence. Surprised the hell out of me at how many people I outlasted in similiar situations over the years.
  3. A bad job in a possible depression is a lot better than being unemployed in a possible depression. Some people are being out of work 11+ months, I know people who have looked seriously for work, and are getting less than 1 interview every couple months.

    Wall off the guy and find ways to make your day better. Maximize your benefits (401K match, etc.). If you have any vacation or personal days off, take some of them now. Get headphones and listen to good music. Find ways to improve the business/work processes that affect you. Think and focus on the parts of your job you like - work friends, etc. Take course(s). Make friends. Go out for lunchtime and take walks. Search for a new job in your company or outside. Etc. Etc.

    There are two kinds of people"

    1) Those who things happen to.

    2) Those who make things happen.