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How do you get through each day, when you’re miserable at work? No culture, no collaborative environment, no partner.

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Quit. Inb4 fake helpful answers like “drink” or “keep a bottle of whiskey at my desk”

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Dream bigger, have a vision of where you want to go and get yourself out of that situation! Have something you look forward to each day, especially crucial when work is sucking it all out of you.

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Just keep chugging along and be proactive about looking for a better opportunity. Find something worthwhile about your job and focus on that for the time being. My first job had no culture, and was barely an agency in terms of creative output and strategy ran everything (at the expense of everyone else). But I made some great friends and that got me through until a new opportunity fell into my lap! But my advice...just start looking for something else.

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Work on your book and go to another company

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Set goals and get to gettin. Do a passion project to add to your book that’s aimed at a place you’d rather be and send it. Forward motion!

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Same.

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Are there any likeminded, miserable people there who can help you change those things (culture, collaborative environment)? Could be an opportunity for you to standout.

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Sounds terrible dude

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Some AIGA chapters have mentor programs where you can find like-minded people to collaborate with on side projects. They also have groups who are there just to have a solid venting session over a few drinks or cup of coffee. Worth a look. Good luck.

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Podcasts

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Like someone said, work on passion projects. Be creative outside of work as an outlet, if nothing but for the sake of your own sanity. It's hard at first bc a work place like that will drain your creative energy and soul, but push through!

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