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I am a construction engineer and I recently accepted a position in an office environment from spending some time in the field. I thought this would be something that I like, but I am finding that I have been feeling like a trapped rat in a box. It seems like every day I come to work it gets worse and my boss is a pompus ass most of the time. Should I give it time for the adjustment or should I hit the ground running and never look back. Obviously financial aspects have been taken into consideration as well. I took a paycut when I accepted this position because there aren't very many field engineering positions where I live. The construction industry is slowing residentially and commercially in the South. Kind of a catch 22. I just don't like feeling that I have to keep a job I am not enjoying. Suggestions?

Asked By: Robin R - 8/17/2006
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Okay, knowing your boss is a pompous jerk, is he approachable about amending some of your job responsibilities? Perhaps you can convince him that one of your strongest talents is field work. Is there a possibility that you could split your office duties with work in the field overseeing and evaluating engineering... More
Answered By: ne11 - 8/17/2006
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look for an other job right now. evern consider relocate, somewhere better.
Answered By: xzhou11377 - 8/17/2006
 
How long have you had the job? If not long I would give it a little while longer. I would go ahead and start looking for new employment before quitting any job, sometimes the looking helps you cope with the bad job cause you know you are doing something to get out of there.
Answered By: wag35 - 8/17/2006
 
I suggest you cut your losses now and get out. Why stay and know you are not happy there? Almost like being in a bad marriage. Get out now before you invest anymore of your time there. There is a better job out there for you. Someone that will treat you with the respect you deserve.
Answered By: bonjovigroupie - 8/17/2006
 
Unfortunately, sometimes you need to stay in a job that doen't make you happy. I'm not suggesting that you stay in the job forever....just until things pick back up again and there's more work in the area you prefer... More
Answered By: Tim R - 8/17/2006
 
A wise person told me once that if you don't enjoy what you do, then you will eventually not do a good job... More
Answered By: Sheila - 8/17/2006
 
Don't spend more time at a job you hate then you really have to. Life is so short. I had to stay at a job for 7 months once that I just hated but I wanted to buy a house and needed to be employed so I endured it, but once the papers were recorded I gave my notice quick fast and in a hurry and got the fluck up out of... More
Answered By: mustlovemovies101 - 8/17/2006
 
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