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Thursday, June 28, 2012
5 Things to Do When You Loathe Your New Job
Go on. It’s time to admit it.
You hate your new job. Hate. It.
Your loathing for the new job you tried so hard to get and sweat bullets for in an interview is now the thing that makes you want to never get out of bed. You dread going to work every day, and feel a slight sense of panic when you step through the office door.
Still, you accepted the job. No one twisted your arm, so now you just have to suck it up and be miserable.
Or do you?
Could you just quit the job? So soon? What will another employer say when learning you’ve had the job for less time than Kim Kardashian’s last marriage?
It’s not unheard of for someone to quit a job even days or weeks after accepting it. Sometimes employees realize they’ve made a huge mistake and jump on the phone to their previous employer to beg for their old job back. They’re welcomed back with open arms and the nightmare known as the new job is over.
But that’s what happens when all the stars align just right in your universe. There’s always another possibility: Your old employer doesn’t want you back.
If that happens, then you need to think about what you’re going to do about your new dilemma before sprinting for the door, screaming “I quit!” and throwing your identification badge at the receptionist. Here are some considerations:
Give it time. We’re used to things moving pretty quickly these days, but adjusting to a new job, new people and a new culture takes time. Try to give yourself at least 30 to 60 days to experience what the job and the company has to offer. Keep a (read the rest here.)