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    I would like some neutral advice from strangers on the Internet as I can't trust my friends not to make subjective judgements!

    So here's the deal...

    I'm working abroad, as an au pair, at 18. Actually hating it right now as I feel like **** all the time - don't know whether it's cos I'm young and am **** at looking after myself - I tell myself to man up all the time but I am actually female. Swear I'm not a troll btwz! I have a constant sore throat and achey chest and don't know whether this is from the fug of cigar smoke or something more sinister (but that's another story...)

    Actually terrified and I keep thinking all sorts of depressing stuff which really isn't me, I'm always a pretty optimistic person?

    There are some good points I just can't see them right now.'though in hindsight it's no good for me at home either as my mum and dad are ridiculously overprotective..?

    My question is: is it worth sticking out a job you hate? What would you do?
    Tl;dr - just don't reply if you can't be bothered to read .
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    Sorry to hear you're not enjoying the job. I've been in a similar situation. How long would you have to stick it out for? Has it been agreed when you would leave the job?
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    (Original post by sunfowers01)
    Sorry to hear you're not enjoying the job. I've been in a similar situation. How long would you have to stick it out for? Has it been agreed when you would leave the job?
    It's 3 months. I mean it might get better, I've been here two weeks so far, should I give it a chance to improve?
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    Man up.. oh wait you're female...
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    It's up to you. If you can live with finishing what you started, you might as well quit and live a fun life. If you're determined to see it through to the end, then do it. Don't wait about half heartedly in the middle, or you'll only be hurting yourself.
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    i spent a year at uni in france and i absolutely hated it for the first month or so. just try and tough it out as much as you can, if you put your all into it, you'll have an amazing experience, meet lots of new people and improve your french.
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    I think if after 2-3 months at a job you still hate it then it's not worth doing, this is coming from someone who made myself quite ill when working for a certain high street retailer with stress. I think that's long enough to give things a chance to improve.
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    Thanks for your replies everyone, something to think about . I've come to the conclusion that it is swings and roundabouts... So I have to give it time...
 
 
 
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