It would be great if everybody loved their job. However, that is far from the reality of the situation. Even during the best of economic times (such as this current candidates’ market), some people simply do not like their current employment situation.
In fact, there are those people who downright hate it.
Perhaps you are one of these people. Maybe you’ve grown to loathe going to work every day. You might even hate your job even though you’re a remote employee. Whatever the case, it’s important to know that you are certainly not alone. Far from it.
Below are the top reasons that people hate their job (in no particular order):
#1—Boss and/or coworkers.
Let’s face it: dealing with people can be difficult, especially when you spend eight hours a day with those people. You’re bound to come across somebody with whom you do not get along and quite frankly do not like. The situation is even worse when that somebody is your boss or immediate supervisor. Depending on the person, they could make your life a “living hell” at work. And for many professionals, that’s a great reason to hate your job.
#2—The overall company culture
A bad boss or bad co-workers could be symptomatic of a bigger problem within the organization, and that problem could be tied to its company culture. It could be that you took a chance on the culture when you accepted the position. Maybe the culture has changed since you started employment with the company. However it came to be, if you don’t feel as though you fit into the culture of your employer, then you’re more likely to dislike your job.
#3—No opportunity for advancement or career growth
The last thing you want to do is feel as though you’re on the equivalent of a hamster wheel. If that’s the case, when you’re at work, you’re going a hundred miles an hour, but in terms of your overall career, you’re actually going nowhere. People want to grow with their employer and in their career. They want to earn raises and promotions. They want to move forward. A lack of those opportunities typically leads to frustration.
#4—Lack of adequate compensation and/or recognition
You knew we’d get to this one, didn’t you? And lack of compensation is even more glaring if a person is also dealing with any of the other items on this list. That just makes the situation even worse. “Not only am I dealing with a bad boss in a dead-end job, but I’m also getting paid peanuts to do it and nobody appreciates the work I do,” you might be thinking to yourself.
If you’re not happy with your current employment situation, The Doepker Group can help!