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Just Started New Job & Already Hate It

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Dear Experts,

I started a new job two weeks ago and I already have a bad feeling about it. I don’t like my boss and I don’t like the people I work with. I can’t leave because I had a hard enough time landing this job as it is. What advice do you have for coping with this sort of situation?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#221 Put ur best foot forward & treat it as a learning experience. Continue your search! (@DebraWheatman)

Q#221 Same thing happened to me a few years ago and it’s tough. I coped by re-doubling my job-search efforts after hours. (@gradversity)

Q#221 Attitude plays big part. Be positive, learn what you can while there. May get better. Start search again. (@dawnbugni)

Q#221 Agree w/@Keppie_Careers. It hasn’t been long enough to really judge. Explore the co. for positives. (@heatherhuhman)

Q#221 Find what U DO like about job. Seek projects/work to propel career forward if possible. Give it time. (@Keppie_Careers)

Q#221 Be honest w/boss. Tell ’em it’s not a fit. Maybe you can work together on something. Why’d U even start? (@beneubanks)

Q#221 Trust your gut & keep looking; meanwhile, look 4 what u can lrn, do your best work, focus on positive (@juliaerickson)

Q#221 2 weeks isn’t really long enough to judge; try to keep an open mind and give it a few months; you might be surprised (@AskAManager)

Q#221 Put the job search you started before you got the position back in motion & try to gain new skills while you’re there.


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