Some of you work in jobs that suck. Changing jobs may not be enough for you. Whining won’t change anything. Complaining won’t change anything. Life is too short.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people professionally in
a number of different ways. I'm the head coach for I also
host No BS Job Search Advice Radio, the number one podcast in apple podcasts for job search
with, as of the recording of this, almost 2000 episodes. No show is closed to that
in apple podcasts and we're about to hit our 10th anniversary, as well. I'm making this point
of telling you that because I am not a beginner.. I'm a veteran guy who's worked with lots of people
to help them find work that they enjoy, that they can tolerate better sometimes
but work that doesn't suck. Now if you're in that position where you think your work is awful,
whining isn't going to help you about it. complaining isn't going to help you to change
it because they're not going to change. You have two choices at that point . . . actually three.
The first choice is to tolerate it. I'm not a big fan of tolerating it because that basically means
you're subjugating your own personality and your own desires for some corporate entity that doesn't
really care about you. Not a good option. Number two is you argue and try and get them to change.
They're not really gonna do that and, if anything, that hurts you because you're going to get a bad
reference. Number three is to change what you do.. Now, you can change a job. That's obvious. But if
the nature of the work that you're doing sucks, that's not going to change anything. all that's
going to happen is you're going to be doing the same crappy work at another place. Now changing
careers, changing the nature of the work you do, is going to take effort, right? But whining isn't
going to do anything either. Eventually all that's going to happen is that you're going to cave in
and start to put up with crap work and you're going to dull out. Not a good choice on your part.
So, you may need to go back to school. You may need to network with people. You've got to
do stuff to change it because life is too short to do work that sucks. You may have gotten bad
grades in school that's how you wound up in a warehouse job. You may have done okay work
for okay organizations previously but now you've got to step it up. You can't put up
with mediocrity on your part. Mediocrity is the habit of tolerating awful from other people. Don't
do it. Step up your game because otherwise you come to the end of the road for your career and
of your life and you've wasted years of it. Change it now. Put in the effort now because otherwise,
everything sucks. Hope you found this helpful. if you're interested or, actually,
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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
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  1. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

    If this video helps, subscribe to my channel by clicking the lower right. Click the like button. It helps people discover the show.

  2. Ian Webb

    Totally agree. I was in a job that for 10+ years that was good for many years but then ended up being quite dire. For a number of years I just moaned and tolerated it until they made me redundant. Best thing that ever happened to me – I’m now in a job that is much more skilled, getting paid x2.5 what i used to, with amble more opportunities available. As you say “Life is too short” to tolerate such things. I probably wasted at least 4 years of my life!

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