Why some people hate their job – Reblog

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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?

10 thoughts on “Why some people hate their job – Reblog

  1. I like my job and the people I work with, but I hate the unpredictability of it. My schedule is determined by the doctors schedule which makes it hard for me to stay in a routine.

  2. I absolutely hate my job. I actually have an interview for a new job next week, but I still get depressed because it’s only a dollar more an hour and further away. But, risks must be taken. I am in a job where I fall into the stuckness of it. No advancement opportunities. In fact they’ve fired people with 32 years under their belt to save money to pay for a recent remodel and company upheaval in appearance nationwide.

  3. Ooh a pawn shop would be hard! 5 years? Way longer than Id go. I’d be scared to apply honestly lol I did a car wash job for 2 that some days I really hated some days I really loved (Minnesota. Car washes all year. We worked outside and inside but Brrr!)

  4. I hate my job because it is just mind numbingly boring. I want to challenge myself each day, not just challenge myself to get out of bed!

  5. I think a good portion of it that isn’t talked about much anymore is just the idea of being happy with what you have while still working to achieve more. So many folks today feel entitled to start out at the top, and have that dream job and salary right away. The trouble with that mindset is that too much is never enough. Taking pride in what you do and being happy with what you have while still wanting to pursue and earn more is a big part of happiness and mental well being.

    And yes, I know there are jobs out there that make it difficult. I’ve had a few that I swear were right out of the movie “Office Space”. Make the best of it and move on when you can. 🙂

  6. I think a huge part of the problem is that at least in America, we are told from a very young age that we must decide what profession we want, as early as possible. There is so much pressure to prepare, and to network, and to take accelerated programs in order to get the steady, high-paying job. But what about passion? What about encouraging people (of any age) to explore their talents, and to find what makes them feel truly fulfilled? Our jobs and careers should mean so much more than just paying the bills. Each of us has something vibrant to offer. May we take the time to find it. 🕊

  7. Since money is a necessity, a job should be as easy and monotonous it can be, even if it can be boring, because while monotony is property of job, boredom is property of mind, hence avoidable, provided there is enough of free time for leisure hobbies.

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