A friend of mine was complaining about his job recently and how his bosses have passed him over a promotion again, while still drowning him with the bulk of the workload and pampering the incompetent kiss-asses at work that bring them food and snacks.
He was really upset and wasn’t sure what he should be doing about it. Reasoning with his bosses didn’t work, and with his workload he just doesn’t have the time to stoop to the sycophants’ tactics.
While it seemed really clear to me that he was in a situation where he was grossly under appreciated, he didn’t quite see it that way… Until I asked him to transpose the details of his problem over a hypothetical relationship.
He wouldn’t put up with this nonsense if it was some unappreciative girl, so why put up with the abuse at work?
I guess sometimes it helps to look at things from a different perspective. So if you’re not sure whether you should leave your job or not, take the pros/cons and apply it to a relationship… And vice versa.
Maybe it will help make things clearer. Maybe it won’t. Either way, don’t resolve your work and relationship issues by going on a shooting spree.
PS Some really good comments have been made below, so I figured I’d highlight them.
Mitzie Mee says that you should remember to enjoy your single periods, and renxkyoko reminds you to have a job waiting before you quit… and that’s one example of when you don’t treat a job and a relationship the same way.