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“I hate my job.” Worst Facebook. Status. Ever.

The other day I put this as my Facebook status:

So, sick of seeing the status “I hate my job!” There are so many people out there that would love to have a job, any job. If you hate your job so much, quit. And give those that want a job a chance. Otherwise, stop whining and be grateful for what you have.

It seemed like everyday I was seeing the “I hate my job!” status over and over again from different people and it just made me so mad. I actually worded this a lot nicer than what I was thinking, but it got the point across.

Listen, I know that we all have bad days at work. And I admit that I have had times when I literally hated my job, so much that I wanted to quit, but I didn’t put that as my Facebook status.

I honestly feel like a status like that is a slap in the face to so many people. Like I mentioned in my own status, there are people who would love to have a job! And here you are complaining because you have one that you say you hate. You don’t have to worry about paying the bills or feeding your family. All you seem is ungrateful to all the people struggling in our weak economy. You are lucky, so stop whining.

It’s also a slap in the face of your co-workers and your supervisors, if these people are your FB friends and most likely they are, how do you think that makes them feel? As a supervisor, who has seen people that I work with have this status, I can tell you how it makes them feel. It is discouraging to them. Not to mention, that it makes you look immature and whiny. And if a supervisor sees a status like this, kiss any ambitions you had good-bye. No one will take you seriously after reading that you hate your job.

If you truly hate your job, do something about it. Act like an adult and take responsibility for your life and the choices that you have made. You control your own destiny. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you had a bad day at work, no one really thinks any thing of a “I had a bad day at work.” status. Everyone can relate. And maybe that was what you really meant when you said, “I hate my job.” If that is the case, think about how the words you choose can make you appear to those who are reading your feed. I also know that we all need to vent, but ask yourself, is Facebook the place to do this? Trust me, it’s not. Don’t let your self get sucked into the seeming anonymity of the internet, and remember that there are real people, people that you know, reading what you put out there.

You are probably thinking that it’s just it just a stupid FB status, why does it matter? But the fact is that social media is an important part of all our lives and it is time that we all realized that what we do online is just as much a reflection of who we are as what we do in real life.

Well, my rant is over and now you know what my pet peeve FB status is, what are some of yours? When you see a status like this what does it make you think? Have you ever done the “I hate my job” status? If so, was that how you really felt? Let me know in the comments.

If any of this seems harsh, I’m sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I feel strongly about how we present ourselves on social media, and I am tired of seeing immature and passive-aggressive statuses. Even though, I know I have been guilty of it myself, I am trying to be more aware.

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9 responses to ““I hate my job.” Worst Facebook. Status. Ever.

  1. I am completely with you. I’ve posted an occasional “I’ve had a bad day” status – though usually, I do it in the form of a children’s book quote such as “Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Mom says some days are like that. Even in Australia.”

    I can’t stand the “I hate my job,” “I hate my family” or “I can’t stand my kids” statuses. I understand the frustrations, but either keep it off Facebook or word it differently, like you said.

    I think wording is everything. When I have something negative that I want to share, I try to do it in a silly way. My daughter was driving me nuts one day, so I posted, “My mom is up there laughing her ass off right now.” When asked why I said, “Because she once told me that she hopes I have a kid one day just like me and she got her wish.”

    The other thing that drives me nuts is when someone will say something to that person about how childish they sound, the response is always “It’s my status, don’t read it if you don’t like it.” . . . Uh, how about, if you don’t want to be criticized for it, don’t post it publicly!

    • Now those would be the kind of statuses I would like to see! You found a way to find the humor in frustrating situations. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish more people would make posts like that! And I agree, wording is everything. A lot of people just don’t put any thought in to what they are saying.

      • I have one friend who constantly posts how she’s through with her family and how she doesn’t need them and none of them care about her and on and on and on . . . and meanwhile, they’re all her FB friends . . . and then she gets pissed when the respond to her telling her how childish she’s acting!

        I might need to start deleting people ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. I completely agree with you! I don’t believe I have ever said I hated my job…back when I last had one, that is….I have asked if anyone had heard of a job opening anywhere and back when I worked for Census, I did post open a frustration with it. The frustration wasn’t the job but that people acted as if I, as a Census worker, was this spy for the government….which I said wasn’t true. There were also misconceptions that I suddenly had power to change things…so I simply posted that I was just an average American working, trying to make a living whatever way that I could and I had no control in the government simply cause I was working for them and JUST because I worked for them didn’t mean I was a spy or was suddenly in 100% agreement with everything they say or do…just doing my job. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I understand where you are coming from here. I work in retail, and I get complaints about the store and about prices going up all the time, but there isn’t anything I can do about it. And people forget, I have to pay those same prices they do when I shop. (Well, I get a discount, but not on food.) It can be frustrating when people put all the responsibility of the place you work for on you. I hate that!