In days of corporate downsizing, a poor economy and relatively high unemployment, many people with jobs may not be inclined to complain about them. Often your job related complaint will be met with statement "just be happy you have a job." If you find yourself in a position where you really don't like what you're doing, but its not right time to move, best thing you can do for yourself is learn to make most of your current situation.
So how can you learn to love (or at least like) job youíre in? By grasping concept that present is perfect. You are in your current situation for a reason. If you arenít ready or able to move beyond it that could be a message that you haven't learned everything you need to learn.
Here are a few ideas to help survive those days when your heart isnít in it:
1. Remember why you joined your company. There was something about your company that appealed to you when you first joined. Was it product, people, environment? If reason why you joined is no longer there, what can you do to rekindle it?
2. What is your company's reputation? Many individuals are very proud of company they work for. The company is prestigious in community, a leader in its industry, or treats its employees well. Keeping these things in mind will help keep you mentally afloat when times get tough.
3. Appreciate your co-workers. Going to work everyday is about more than just doing a job and getting a paycheck. You also should be building relationships with your co-workers; these are people you spend 1/3 of your day with, learn about their families.
4. Remember product and customers. You can take pride in quality and type of product you produce. This is especially obvious if you make medical equipment but what about cars or clothing or toys? All these things help make people lives better and safer. You play an important role in that.