I get a lot of people emailing me about how much they hate their job, and have to deal with politics, old people who hate change, etc. My advice to them is to leave. Get out as soon as you can. It will never get better. You may ask for a transfer of some sorts, but 9/10 it is in-grained in the company culture.
There is a difference between being frustrated with your job and plain old hating your job. I’ve noticed the people who are frustrated, WANT to make change in their current job and WANT their group to do well. They are frustrated because things can be much better, but no one is listening to them and change is taking way to long. These also tend to be the people that are good at what they do. They are passionate and love change as long as it is for the better. If you’re frustrated with what you’re doing & have had no success advancing your initiatives, leave to another company. It is not going to get any better.
I get a lot of people asking me to help them find jobs. I’m not sure if they read about my job interview failures before they asked, but I digress.
Their story is usually the same: