It's pretty common for a lot of people to hate their jobs. After all, it is called "work" after all. Most of us have lots of things that we'd rather be doing than slaving away all day behind a desk. But for the most part, it's the kind of thing that we're mostly happy to trade off for the time we do get to spend away from work and the money that allows us to live the other parts of our lives the way that we want to. But sometimes things can go further than that. Sometimes a job is more than just boring or frustrating. For some of us, work can be a downright miserable place and a source of constant anxiety. No matter what you do for a living, no one should feel truly unhappy, or potentially unsafe in their workplace. Here are a few things that you can do instead of just putting up with a job that makes you miserable.

Speak to your boss

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If there's a problem at work, then the best thing to do is to deal with it straight away. You might worry that you're over reacting or that you're doing something wrong by telling someone about it, but it's absolutely crucial that you speak to your boss as soon as possible. If you wait for too long, then the whole thing could become a far more serious issue. Don't run into their office guns blazing, simply explain to them what has been going on and how you feel that it's affecting you and your ability to work. It's your employer's job to make sure that all of their employees feel safe and comfortable in the workplace so they should take what you have to say very seriously.

Hire a lawyer

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Of course, sometimes the problem can actually come from your employer themselves. It's a sad fact that a lot of discrimination in the workplace happens at every level, especially from those who are in a position of power over other people. It's a good idea to hire someone like to support you and provide legal representation if your feel as though you're being discriminated against. Your boss or co-workers being kind of mean or annoying is one thing, but if they're actively discriminating against or bullying you, then you're absolutely entitled to take legal action.


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The simple fact of the matter is, you shouldn't have to put up with being a situation where you feel neither safe nor comfortable. So if your job is really affecting you in that way, then there's no shame in simply throwing in the towel and walking away. It might be stressful finding a new job, but anything's got to be better than being victimized or abused on a daily basis, hasn't it? Just make sure that you're going to be in a safe enough financial position to deal with a short period of unemployment.