5 Things You Can Do When You Hate Your Job

Do you hate your job? If yes, you should read this post. Discover what you need to do when you feel like your job has become a burden rather than a blessing.

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Have you ever told yourself, “I hate my job!”

Do you dread the thought of waking up each morning and going to work?

Do you ever fantasize of having your dream job – the one that you would really enjoy doing and get paid a lot of money for doing it?

For most of us, this isn’t the case. According to a Gallup Survey, a massive 85% of people hate their job. In fact, it could be rare to find people who have their dream job. Instead, we are stuck with a job that we really don’t like and if given the chance to quit, we will quit.

However, we have bills to pay, family to feed, and goals to achieve. We are forced to work because if we don’t work, we will end up becoming a burden to society.

So, as Christians or followers of Christ, what should we do when we hate our job? I believe this is an important issue we need to tackle. After all, we spend a significant time of our life doing our work.

In this post, let me share with you 5 things you can do when you hate your job.


Do you hate your job? Here are five things you can do about it.

No. 1: Do your best in our work

While it is true that it is difficult to do our best when we don’t like what we are doing, we should still do our best. Why? King Solomon tells us:

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

The company whom we are working for is still paying us to do a job regardless if we like the job or not. It would be a form of stealing, which breaks the Eighth Commandment, if we don’t do the job we are hired for.

For this reason, as long as you are employed, you still need to do your best because it is the right thing to do.

No. 2: Work as if you are working for God

Aside from giving our best in our work, the Bible reveals that we must do it as if we are doing it for God. We read in Colossians 3:23:

Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Part of fearing God is doing our work in the best we could. Since we are doing our job for God, we do it in the sincerity of heart. We don’t work because we want to impress our boss and other people. We work because we know that it is God who gives us the reward of the inheritance.

If God could see that we are able to perform our earthly duty, how much more would He also grant us the privilege to do the work in His Future Kingdom, right?

So, if hate your job, just think that you are doing it for God. Let it be a form of worship to Him who rewards our labor and hard work.

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No. 3: Pray about your Job

If you hate your job, pray about it. Ask God to grant you a better and more positive perspective. We read in Philippians 4:6:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

The Apostle Paul is telling us that we must be anxious for nothing. It includes not being anxious or troubled in our job. Instead of worrying about and hating our job, present it to God.

Ask God to help you identify what’s causing you to hate your job and see if you can do something about it. Perhaps, you hate your job because of a co-employee or your boss, then try to talk to them.

If you hate what you’re doing, maybe you can ask your boss to transfer you to another station. If you hate your job because of the low pay, then improve your work to the point that asking for a raise is reasonable. If you are simply tired and want to take a break, ask for a leave or vacation.

Ask God for wisdom to handle your situation and I’m sure, He will help you gain the necessary insight to improve how you look at your job.

No. 4: Be thankful for your job

A lot of people today don’t have a decent job. Millions upon millions around the world are dying just to have a job that they can call their own. Philippians 4:6 also tells us:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

A lot of people would like to have your job. Some would even do everything just to be in the position you are currently right now.

Instead of thinking of your job as a punishment, think of it as a blessing since, through this job, you are able to pay your bills, feed your family, and buy your needs and wants.

When you do this, Philippians 4:7 tells us:

“And the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

This is just one of the many reasons why you should be thankful for everything including your job. So, instead of murmuring, complaining, and hating, simply be thankful and it should make a lot of difference in your life.

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No. 5: Quit your job properly and gracefully

Now, quitting your job is perfectly fine in some circumstances.

If your current employment is simply toxic and something that doesn’t contribute to your personal, spiritual, and career growth, then quitting could be the best option.

However, simply quitting without any plan is a disaster. You would need to have a safety net in place before you make a jump.

One of the best things you can do is improve your skills set. You want to increase your chance of finding a job. Read a lot about how you can improve your performance at work. Perhaps, getting an online course or attending classes would help.

Instead of wasting your free time watching TV, surfing the Internet, or mindlessly browse Facebook, why not invest your free time in yourself?

Proverbs 1:5 tells us:

A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.

Proverbs 9:9 also says:

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning” (9:9).

The Bible encourages us to keep improving ourselves, to keep learning new things. It’s not enough to finish high school or college. We must remain proactive in our learning and learning should not be limited within the four walls of a classroom.

One thing you should not do when you hate your job is to tell it to anyone. Perhaps, you can tell your wife, family, or close friends. However, don’t tell everyone that you hate your job. Sooner or later, someone will learn of your resentment and tell it to your boss.

Stay professional. Keep it to yourself as much as possible. Don’t share your frustration with social media. You don’t want to get fired before you find a job or leave your current job in bad taste.

Finally, do your best to leave your current job with NO hard feelings. Some companies check your previous employment when doing a background check. You surely don’t want your previous company to give you a negative review.

Offer assistance during the transition. Give at least two weeks’ notice to let your current company prepare for your departure. Don’t talk bad about your company especially during your job interview. Your interviewer might think that you will do the same when you leave their company.

Finally, pray for God’s wisdom and blessings. I would even highly recommend that you fast before making a decision to seek God’s will in your life.

A better job unlike any other

These are the five things you should do when you hate your job.

Finally, let us not forget that we have a better job to do while we do our earthly jobs. Let us remember that our career is not the end of itself, but rather a means to an end. After all, there’s more to life than your job.

They are just tools for us to do the greater work of God.

If you do really hate your job, it could help to bear in mind that we have a greater purpose in life than just our daily employment. When you answer God’s calling, our main job is to do His work, which is to preach the Gospel and prepare ourselves for the coming Kingdom of God.

As for now, let us do our best in our work while we keep in doing the will of our Heavenly Father. May we all have the wisdom to make the right decisions in our life.

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