Sep 06, 2019 - 11:57 AM
The problem is we end up making career choices to impress other people so we can feel that fleeting rush of validation. In the process, we lose sight of what makes us truly happy. With each career move, we get unhappier. The more we try to impress, the more frustrated we feel.
Don't believe me? Let me ask you this simple question:
What do you do?
Jan 07, 2020 - 01:00 PM
But, I don't think this is always the case. If you talk to people who are unhappy at work, they will tell you a different story. Very often, they are unhappy with their boss. In fact, there's a saying that employees don't leave jobs, they leave bosses. If a boss is disrespectful to an employee or does not see their value, the employee is very often unhappy. If the boss is dishonest in some way (or many ways), it can also take a toll on the employee.
Another reason many people are unhappy at work has to do with larger organizational issues. For example, if a company has gone through a layoff recently, many of the employees will become unhappy. They no longer trust the organization. They may also be overloaded with work if their boss doesn't rehire after eliminating positions.
Generally speaking, the reasons people are unhappy at work are more often tied to organizational issues than with things like pay. Everyone would like to make more. But, organizational problems are what really gets people down. That said, low pay can get many people down too (especially if they know they’re being paid on the low end of their profession, and that they deserve more).
Finally, another big reason why many people hate their jobs has to do with the fact that they are bored or unsatisfied by the work they do. If your job leaves you feeling unchallenged or sleepy, it could turn you against the job pretty quickly.
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