All that whining about your job, the endless complaining of too much to do and constant deadlines. You’re overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. Your coworkers are driving you crazy and the office environment is unacceptable. Enough already!
Is the working life not everything you hoped it would be? Get over it. This is a job, the real world. No one is going to take care of you and make your problems go away; Mommy doesn’t work here. Work is hard, that’s just the way it is. The sooner you can accept this, the sooner you can stop resisting and start moving forward.
You have to work for what you want, be it a raise, promotion or recognition for a job well done. These rewards aren’t given away. OK, maybe your father owns the company, or you scored your job through another type of good old-fashioned nepotism, and you get treated favorably, deserve it or not. Forget it. Companies are sold and bosses are fired. There is no job security in having a special relationship with the person in charge.
Guaranteed shortcuts to success don’t exist. You will have to work your way to the top just like everyone else. Hard as it is to believe, there is nothing is new or special about you. A dozen more just like you are waiting to take your job if you can’t cut the work or feel it is beneath you. If you are the office complainer, you can either put your career on hold or change your attitude.
Are you constantly telling people how much you hate your job and comparing your salary to competitors? You always have the option to quit and go somewhere else. But, what makes you think you’ll be happier in a different company? A new job won’t change who you are and your outlook on working life. Your attitude is in your own control. You can’t blame anyone else for you hating your work situation.
Face the real world and go to work. Learn to do your job and do it well. Nothing can replace hard work and dedication. Stop looking for shortcuts. The point isn't to make your job easier, but to make it worth the effort. You will get further by dealing with the rough spots and working hard. Vicki Slingluff-Andrews is a staff writer for Career Services International, which assists executives win desirable new jobs. Leveraging the knowledge of the 50+ coaches and resume writers on staff, Vicki offers information on job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing, and networking. She can be contacted at: email@example.com.