What You Could Be Doing Instead of the Job You Hate

What You Could Be Doing Instead of the Job You Hate

Do you hate your job? Does the thought of going to work make you want to crawl under the covers and cry? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Approximately 85% of people hate their jobs according to a recent Gallup poll.

Working in the Trades

If you want to change careers, you don’t have to go into debt or put your life on hold to go to a traditional four-year college. You can enter the trades. Trade workers, such as plumbers, contractors, carpenters, electricians and welders, are in high demand. According to the Association of General Contractors, 70% of contractors have a hard time finding workers to hire, and they expect the trend to continue.

Additionally, trade jobs often pay well. Many of them don’t require a degree but pay an average of $55,000 annually, as reported by National Public Radio, Inc. And you don’t have to spend years in school to earn good money. Some programs can be completed in less than a year.

Running Your Own Business

If you’ve ever dreamed of being your own boss, now may be the time. Thanks to a thriving gig economy, the abundance of online jobs and the prevalence of social media marketing, it has never been easier (or cheaper) to open and market a new business. In fact, Entrepreneur lists 100 businesses you can start for less than $100.

Follow Your Passion

Life is too short to spend one-third of your day doing something you hate. Why not spend it following your passion instead? Start a non-profit organization, open a pet rescue, become a personal trainer — whatever your passion is, find a way to make money doing it. If you’re successful, you’ll never dread going to work again.

Working at a job you that you hate can make you miserable. What’s more, it can have a profound and negative effect on other aspects of your life, such as your health and relationships. If you hate your job, it’s time to do something about it. Don’t delay! Take the first steps today to start doing what you love.