It feels like every day an article titled “20 signs that you hate your job!” pops up in my inbox or social media feed.
With 70% of Americans disengaged from their work, it comes as no surprise that these type of articles appear with frequency.
I hated doing the 9 to 5 monkey dance and that is why I left it. It’s been two years since I worked in a conventional office setting and I haven’t looked back (she says while slurping the last drop of her Top Ramen).
Unless you work for a company like Google or a similar company that encourages work-life balance and creativity, “working for the man” can feel soul-sucking and pointless.
It took most of my twenties to realize that I was disillusioned working for people who didn’t care as much for me as I did for them. Here is a story about the height of my dismay, but was in too much denial at the time to recognize it.
I’ve never shared this story publicly before.
I used to work at a celebrity-owned production company. Very few people (more…)