No one lands their dream job straight out of col­lege—but do­ing ones that suck will give you vi­tal skills and ex­pe­ri­ence

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - You, You, You -

ou know that phe­nom­e­non where you look at a clock, then look away for at least an hour, then you look back—but the time’s only changed by five min­utes? That’s the kind of thing that hap­pens when you’re in a crap job. Time. Stands. Still. Other signs? You’ve used up your sick leave on what you deem “men­tal health days,” you’ve in­vented “games” to keep you amused dur­ing the nine to five (wastepa­per bas­ket basketball, Cos­mopoli­tan July 2016 any­one?), and your Sun­dayi­tis lasts un­til Thurs­day. But crap jobs are cru­cial to your climb up the ca­reer lad­der—here’s how they can help you land your dream role...

the soul-suck­ing Cus­tomer service Job

Whether it’s tak­ing calls for the cus­tomer service line at a bank, work­ing in re­tail, or man­ning the front desk as a re­cep­tion­ist, chances are your work­ing life started with a role that meant serv­ing (and try­ing to be po­lite to) cranky cus­tomers. This type of job is a rite of pas­sage

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