Having a job comes with its upsides and downsides. A job is great because you are finally earning an income, but when the pay is below average and your boss is less than ideal, is it worth it?
The type of job to which I am referring is not the career-launching type of job. The job to which I am referring is the one you have right out of high school, or the part-time job you have during college. Your boss is terrible, the management is unorganized and you’re so underpaid you question if it’s worth it.
I loved many things about my post-high school job, I made great friends and made great memories, but respect was always missing. After high school graduation, I interviewed and was offered the job immediately. I was 17, in dire need of cash and had the opportunity to work with my best friends. Naturally, I accepted. As I grew older, the job stayed the same and management’s tendencies were realized.
Having a job is important, yes, but what is even more important is respect in the workplace. When it comes down to it, choosing to stay or leave where you are not treated right is your own choice. Respect matters in every part of life. Respect others, respect your authorities and respect yourself by knowing when it is time to walk away.
While it is OK for management to have a firm hand with its employees, it is not OK when management becomes disrespectful, arrogant and rude. It puts you, the employee, in a pickle, because as the employee it probably is not wise to treat your employer the way they treat you. So what can you do? Leave.
There are plenty of other part-time jobs the world has to offer, meaning leaving the horrible job you are at is not the end of the world. Hopefully, knowing there are other opportunities out there will provide peace of mind. People deserve respect, and while the world is not always a nice place, a workplace could be and should be. Do not be afraid to walk away from a place where you are not treated well.
Benefits of leaving a job that mistreats you include but are not limited to: happiness, excess joy, a stress-free environment and great experiences at your workplace. If your bad job is leaving you feeling sad and stressed out, walk away and find a new place. You’ll be happier in the long run.