What to do if your job sucks

How do you know if it's time to call it quits or to stay on? A checklist to read before dealing with your creative career challenges.

At a time where far too many people are facing uncertain futures, it may feel a little selfish to complain about your job.  

But 2020 has taught us to stop taking things for granted – that has to include our own happiness.

There’s no doubting it’s been a rough eight months for people working in the arts and creative industries, with so much time being spent on salvaging what work they can, and finding ways to keep earning a living.

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The Big Idea | Te Aria Nui is New Zealand’s online hub for creative people. Our aim is to support talented, innovative individuals and organisations, back the creative industries and advocate for creativity as an essential ingredient in the cultural and economic wealth of New Zealand. The Big Idea provides resources for the whole creative sector, including those seeking to turn their ‘big ideas’ into viable projects, careers and businesses. We are the go-to destination for work opportunities, event listings, arts stories and creative inspiration. The Big Idea is a not-for-profit trust started in 2001 and is New Zealand’s longest running creative sector website.