Let’s be totally honest; there isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t found themselves stuck in a job that they didn’t care about at least once in their life. It’s a sad fact that the pressures of everyday life often mean that people get pushed into jobs that they hate in order to get by and afford even the simple things like food and shelter. However, for a lot of people, it can feel as though they’re wasting their time and potential doing their current job. Ask anyone who’s unhappy with their job, and they will probably tell you about the career they’d prefer to have. And yet, so many people simply never bother to pursue that career, preferring instead to take a “better the devil you know” attitude. There are a lot of reasons why people might stay in a job that they don’t like, but are any of them really worth it? If you spend your days wishing that you could follow your dream career, it’s time to stop making excuses. Here are some of the most common reasons why people stick with jobs that they hate, and they shouldn’t stop you chasing what you what.
You’re not qualified
When it comes to a lot of people’s dream job, they often assume that it is going to wildly above what they are capable of, or qualified for. Now, there’s a chance that this is true but that doesn’t mean things have to stay that way. Do your research and figure out what it is that your dream job requires of you. That way you can start taking the first steps towards. Whether it’s through night classes or online learning, there are plenty of ways to gain the qualifications that you need without having to lose out on your current salary. The issue that a lot of people have is that this is something of a long-term strategy. But if your dream job is at the end of the tunnel, most people would agree that it’s worth it.
You can’t afford it
There’s a chance that if you’re trying to follow your passions and start over in your career that you might need to start at the bottom of the pile. This could mean that you take a pay cut compared to your current job. Now, it’s perfectly understandable why this might cause a lot of people to be hesitant about changing jobs. However, that doesn’t mean that you should just give up on your dreams. You need to think really carefully about what it is that’s most important to you in life. If your main concern is the way that you can spend the time that you’re not working, then you may well do alright in your current job. However, if you care more about the way you spend your working says being an enjoyable, engaging experience, then you might find that taking a pay cut might not be that bad. You may end up having to reduce your spending on luxuries for a while until you build your salary up again, but you may find that it’s worth it to feel satisfied and happy going to work every day.