Have you noticed how detested are jobs these days? Apparently, 85% of people worldwide hate their jobs (you can find the source of that article here). Since we’re spending so much of our lives working and lots of our time off thinking about work, I believe this is a huge problem our society has.
So what are the main reasons for this? In my opinion, one of them is the fact that people are not compatible with that job. For example, if I think I would be a great writer and I have to do some data entry, I would hate it because it’s not what I want. An additional reason would be if people have some debt. If I have mortgage for my house and I have a job I don’t think I’m made for, I would feel stuck in it and I would definitely hate it. Actually, the more monthly expenses there are, the more stuck one can feel in a job that one hates. The more expenses there are, the harder would be for that person to take risks by changing their jobs.
Another source for frustrations would be the boss. Maybe someone likes the work he/she has to do, but if the boss is Satan on steroids, the whole environment sucks. The same thing applies for sh*tty coworkers.
And of course, let’s not forget about the low income. The work can be ok, the boss can be ok, but if the income is too low, some frustrations can occur and that person can have a negative view about the workplace. Usually, it’s not all bad. There are some good parts about each job, but if the bad parts are higher in number, that person can hate the job.
So what solutions do we have? Well, in my opinion, the first step would be to identify the sucky reasons about that job. If the problems are named, a plan can be put in place and that’s the second step. If the plan cannot be applied, I suggest finding a new job. I think we’re spending too much time there so we can develop a hateful mindset because of the job.
Yes I know it’s hard. It took me almost 5 years to change the job I hated (I worked at a pawn shop) and I was so scared to make the change, but I had to do it.
What’s your opinion about the job you have?