8 tips for coping when you hate your job

We've all been there. The morning alarm that wakes you like a tolling bell. The grey trudge across the car park. The avalanche of emails that starts to arrive at 8.59am. The colleague who mutters darkly behind you, expletives occasionally audible. The slow tick of the second hand, as you fill your hours with pointless paperwork. 

We have all had jobs we hated. It’s a rite of passage, and not just for creatives. But you have a secret weapon. Your creative design skills can get you out of this situation.

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Karl Hodge is a technology journalist who teaches Digital Journalism at Leeds Met and writes books.