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How to Survive an Open Plan Office

If you’re used to your office or cubical, moving to an open plan office can be miserable and overwhelming. There are ways to cope, though. It will take some time, diligence and creativity, but you can learn how to survive an open plan office. If you find New York City’s Time Square frantic, noisy and […]

Pink Floyd’s Time is the Wisest Song Ever!

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Many of us worry about time. None of us has enough time each day, and many of us think about how much time we have left here on Earth. We try to squeeze in as much work and life as possible into our very limited time, wondering if we’re using it wisely. Roger Waters gave […]

The Best Cure for Insomnia Caused by Job Stress

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Insomnia sucks. Work stress wrecks your sleep, especially if you’re not happy with your job. Find out why stress wrecks your sleep if you hate your job and how to get your sleep back. Insomnia Sucks If your job stresses you too much, or if you just hate your job and can’t leave it, that […]

Best Way Out if You Hate Your Job and Can’t Afford to Quit

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Feeling stuck in a job you hate can be depressing. It drains your energy, purpose, and happiness. Everyone says, “just quit.” That’s easy to say, but what if you can’t afford to quit? In this post I’ll help you work your way out of that trap. I Hate My Job But Can’t Afford to Quit […]

Hilarious Work Memes and Jokes

Job-hating is fun! Okay, so it’s miserable. Thankfully, many on the Internet have good humor about it and have been kind enough to offer us great laughs at the expense of our jobs with these hilarious work memes. Here are the funniest memes about hating your job! Remember When Mondays Were Bad? Dreading Monday is […]

Simple Ways To Seize the Days in a Job You Hate

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When you hate your job, your biggest goal in life is just to get through the day. Some days that climb around the numbers of the clock seems insurmountable. It’s a horrible way to live, but it’s a horrible place to work. You can get out of the daily spiral and enjoy your days. Here […]

How to Not Feel Trapped in Your Job

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There’s nothing worse than when you hate your job and feel trapped. It makes a hatable job stressful and a stressful job hatable. I suffered over a year before I realized I wasn’t really trapped. My friends who were laid off soon realized they were neither trapped nor doomed. Everything worked out for the best. […]

5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your breath in the place that is the cause of all your stress? I dwelled in the stress and anger for years, before I finally seized control of […]

7 Certain Ways to Hate Your Job

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Growing to hate your job is nothing new. Fred Flintstone couldn’t wait for closing time, to scream “Yabadabadoo” as he slid down the brontosaurus’ tail making a hasty escape from his daily grind. That was in the 60s. Bob Cratchit dreaded Mondays back in the 1800s. From the Bedrock Quarrel and Gravel Company to the […]

Jobs Are Temporary, Bodies Are Permanent

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Is your job a source of major stress? If so, try to remember that it’s temporary. Right now it may seem like everything. You spend 8 to 12 hours on it five to seven days each week. It pays all your bills, it consumes all your time and all your thoughts. It’s the source of […]