Does Anyone Else HATE Working In Offi...

Does Anyone Else HATE Working In Offices???

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drspinster

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 10, 2011
I'm a 27 year old accountant who's been working for 4 years and it's finally dawned on me that I can't stand working in an office environment! I was laid off from my first job last year and now I'm working in a government office (as an accountant), and it sucks just as much as my old job.

I hate the stupid rules we have to put up with, the gossip, the kissing up, ACTING FAKE ALL THE TIME. I feel like I go into work every day as an ACTOR, 8 hours a day 40 hours a week. The fake smiles, the cheesy "how was your weekend," "how is your wife's new baby doing", the constant small talk about what restaurant you like to eat at, the latest reality tv moron, etc. etc. GAGGGG!!!!!!!!

It just SUCKS!!! What kind of job should I get where I don't have to put up with that bullshit anymore?? I'm about ready to staple my eyelids shut.
cun505

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Mar 10, 2011
Welcome to the club,boss. I've been doing the same shit longer than you.

Yes, it SUCKS ASS. EVERYTHING you said is 1000% true.

Back-stabbing and endless gossip from your office 'Friends'[MOSTLY female.]

Obnoxious, insincere employer with tedious, fake ass managers.

Human resource personnel who should all be shipped off to a death camp.

Company 'Parties' that are anything but fun and relaxed.

Being forced to 'Volunteer'

ENDLESS stupid, meaningless meetings, and then having to work your ass off to finish your work because so much time was wasted in the dumb ass meetings.

Cubicles. The only thing worse than cubes are the open floor layouts, with lines of desks lined up as far as your blood shot eyes can see.

BAD AIR. Literally, bad air. No wonder so many people who work in offices are always sick and coughing.
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#3 Mar 10, 2011
I work in an office for a small company. I also go out to the back and work in the warehouse/ and our small machine shop when needed so that brakes it up somewhat. Sometimes I do travel and that part I do not care for - I hate being away from my family.

I have been working here for more than 14 years, same company. I literally love my job and although it is hard with much responsibility to our customers, I do not get micromanaged. I report direct to the owner / pres of the company and to our clients that expect 100% technical support after sales. When something or anything goes wrong, I am the first to know. lol

We used to have Christmas parties but lately, we have not done this in years just because we are a very small organization. I had never gone anyway.

I also have a great big window that faces the Sandias and my office is near the main entrance so I get to open up the front door when it is nice outside (like today). What I do not like is when the cleaning crew comes and cleans. They come during regular working hours and it reaks havoc on my allergies when they vacume and use cleaners, dust.

My job is very challenging, keeps me very busy and the days go by fast most of the time although I still have time to post here sometimes.
CallousOneToo

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 12, 2011
drspinster wrote:
I'm a 27 year old accountant who's been working for 4 years and it's finally dawned on me that I can't stand working in an office environment! I was laid off from my first job last year and now I'm working in a government office (as an accountant), and it sucks just as much as my old job.
I hate the stupid rules we have to put up with, the gossip, the kissing up, ACTING FAKE ALL THE TIME. I feel like I go into work every day as an ACTOR, 8 hours a day 40 hours a week. The fake smiles, the cheesy "how was your weekend," "how is your wife's new baby doing", the constant small talk about what restaurant you like to eat at, the latest reality tv moron, etc. etc. GAGGGG!!!!!!!!
It just SUCKS!!! What kind of job should I get where I don't have to put up with that bullshit anymore?? I'm about ready to staple my eyelids shut.
Go work with a road crew pouring asphalt during the hottest time of the year and then come back here and bitch about your cushy account job. Join the military and sign up for a frontline infantry job in Afghanistan and then come back here and bitch about your cushy accountant job. Go get yourself a rank and file position at your local solid waste treatment plant, and when you come back here to bitch about your cushy accountant job, be sure and tell us about the constant and never ending aroma at the solid waste treatment plant. Shut up, it could be far worse.
mr1776va

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 15, 2011
CallousOneToo wrote:
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Go work with a road crew pouring asphalt during the hottest time of the year and then come back here and bitch about your cushy account job. Join the military and sign up for a frontline infantry job in Afghanistan and then come back here and bitch about your cushy accountant job. Go get yourself a rank and file position at your local solid waste treatment plant, and when you come back here to bitch about your cushy accountant job, be sure and tell us about the constant and never ending aroma at the solid waste treatment plant. Shut up, it could be far worse.
I would think that all the nasties you mentioned is the same BS in the office environment.

All the same!!
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#6 Mar 15, 2011
Have worked as a laborer outside doing construction in the cold of winter and the heat of summer. Have also worked outside dying of humidity /heat near Houston digging ditches laying TV cable with a ditchwitch and with a shovel where not accessible with a ditchwitch as a young adult. Have worked in "dungeons" working in machine shops in west texas and small proto-type shops here in Albuquerque (good $$ but a pain in the ass). I also worked in fast food chicken place (the worst, 2 months max), as a steak cook (fun but stressful and hard), a auto salvaged yard and with an old bitch and dangerous tire changer, lols (also fun but no $$).

Construction was hard and I enjoyed it but I still love my cushy heated / Air conditioned office job.
mr1776va

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 15, 2011
WorkingStiff wrote:
Have worked as a laborer outside doing construction in the cold of winter and the heat of summer. Have also worked outside dying of humidity /heat near Houston digging ditches laying TV cable with a ditchwitch and with a shovel where not accessible with a ditchwitch as a young adult. Have worked in "dungeons" working in machine shops in west texas and small proto-type shops here in Albuquerque (good $$ but a pain in the ass). I also worked in fast food chicken place (the worst, 2 months max), as a steak cook (fun but stressful and hard), a auto salvaged yard and with an old bitch and dangerous tire changer, lols (also fun but no $$).
Construction was hard and I enjoyed it but I still love my cushy heated / Air conditioned office job.
Eweh, that's a lovely story.

Really enjoyed reading about your life.

Very exciting stuff you got going on there dude!
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 15, 2011
Those who whine about office jobs have choices - exercise them and do what give YOU satisfaction. That way someone else who'd be happy to have a job can move into your old one.
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#9 Mar 17, 2011
mr1776va wrote:
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Eweh, that's a lovely story.
Really enjoyed reading about your life.
Very exciting stuff you got going on there dude!
Just plain old workin for a buck. Nothin exciting here although I never have a dull moment. After work and vacations is when the real fun begins!

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#10 Mar 17, 2011
I don't care for office jobs, myself, but to each his own. I prefer to keep moving and on my feet. On the other hand, my feet are starting to hurt. Everything has its pros and cons.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Mar 17, 2011
WorkingStiff wrote:
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Just plain old workin for a buck. Nothin exciting here although I never have a dull moment. After work and vacations is when the real fun begins!
As long as one saves for their golden years and remembers that as each day passes, those golden years are a day closer, you are correct.

BTW, there ain't NO gold in them there golden years<G>! Only blood, sweat, urine and memories. Gettin' old ain't for sissies!
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#12 Mar 18, 2011
CornDogz wrote:
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As long as one saves for their golden years and remembers that as each day passes, those golden years are a day closer, you are correct.
BTW, there ain't NO gold in them there golden years<G>! Only blood, sweat, urine and memories. Gettin' old ain't for sissies!
Agreed!

I get the gold. But its more like water. I grab it and it just runs down my hand to the ground - like a sieve, lols. This is the way my paycheck feels. It goes here and there to pay for this and that but never in my pocket. oh well.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Mar 18, 2011
WorkingStiff wrote:
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Agreed!
I get the gold. But its more like water. I grab it and it just runs down my hand to the ground - like a sieve, lols. This is the way my paycheck feels. It goes here and there to pay for this and that but never in my pocket. oh well.
You and I are of the age where we suck it up and make do, where we bend with the wind when necessary. Unlike todays YUPPIES who whine entitlement and blame everyone else for their lot in life.

Retirement is great, been there for over 8 years now and enjoying what years I have left. I worked hard for it and will enjoy every moment of it too, as I suspect you have and will also.
dodger88

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Mar 18, 2011
Well you could be sitting on your couch watching Oprah re-runs....UNEMPLOYED!!!

Quit your bitching and just be glad you have the opportunity to be miserable but still taking home a paycheck!!
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Mar 18, 2011
dodger88 wrote:
Well you could be sitting on your couch watching Oprah re-runs....UNEMPLOYED!!!
Quit your bitching and just be glad you have the opportunity to be miserable but still taking home a paycheck!!
Well said! The first poster had a choice in what career to pursue, not our fault they chose the wrong one, and not our problem either!
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#16 Mar 18, 2011
CornDogz wrote:
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You and I are of the age where we suck it up and make do, where we bend with the wind when necessary. Unlike todays YUPPIES who whine entitlement and blame everyone else for their lot in life.
Retirement is great, been there for over 8 years now and enjoying what years I have left. I worked hard for it and will enjoy every moment of it too, as I suspect you have and will also.
Yes, we are alike in some ways. I am very happy for you in your retirement and glad for you that you are enjoying life. Unlike you, I am not retired or will probably never will be. I work for a small organization. I am OK with the fact that I may work till my dyin day. No problemo. I have something,(like you) that many do not have and that is happiness, health and financially stable.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Mar 18, 2011
WorkingStiff wrote:
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Yes, we are alike in some ways. I am very happy for you in your retirement and glad for you that you are enjoying life. Unlike you, I am not retired or will probably never will be. I work for a small organization. I am OK with the fact that I may work till my dyin day. No problemo. I have something,(like you) that many do not have and that is happiness, health and financially stable.
May you achieve retirement one day and be able to gaze upon life and the world from a different plateau. Don't allow life to pass you by sir. Godspeed buddy!
mr1776va

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Mar 20, 2011
Office jobs are not for everybody.

To each his own.

But there are those gossipy women lurking in every office.

They can make your ocffee curdle!!
someoneelse55

New Haven, CT

#19 Oct 23, 2014
elise in burque wrote:
I don't care for office jobs, myself, but to each his own. I prefer to keep moving and on my feet. On the other hand, my feet are starting to hurt. Everything has its pros and cons.
Mind telling us what you do? Thanks

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