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8 real reasons you hate work
8 real reasons you hate work

You hate your boss, colleagues don't say hello, tasks are boring. Serious reasons to hate work. This is actually the tip of the iceberg, and the real sources of work unhappiness lie deeper. But even they are amenable to correction.

8 real reasons you hate work
8 real reasons you hate work

The hatred of work intensifies over time, because we do not notice the main cause of stress, and all sorts of little things only add fuel to the fire.

Think back to what you expected from work and career to understand what is not comfortable now. Then figure out how to fix the situation. To make it easier, we've prepared a list of eight true reasons for hating work and recipes for improvement.

Reason 1. I'm bored

The real reason: nobody notices your efforts.

Symptoms: you are constantly looking for something to do besides work (follow the feed on social networks, read the news).

Solution: work and get feedback.

Boredom appears when you have nothing to do at all or you are doing a routine, but she is already tired and it's time to change something. Here the way out is obvious: take courage and decide on changes.

But sometimes the reason for boredom is different: no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, no one will ever say: "You're cool!" What is the point of trying if no one noticed? In this case, you need to talk to your superiors (or employees) so as not to torment yourself with thoughts of your own uselessness.

Leaders often don't have time to just talk to each employee. And even more so there is no time to think about each and guess that you are bored and ready for change, that you lack recognition. “Since a person is silent, everything is fine with him,” - this is how they reason. Your task is to tell about yourself, your achievements and plans.

If you are entrusted with a serious task and are not given a prize (or even praised), do not despair. Go to a superior and ask what is the matter and what is needed to be noticed and thanked.

Now, if the boss, instead of making a decision, says that you have become insolent, then you can hate the job (and look for a new one).

Reason 2. Working day is too long

The real reason: you are overwhelmed, but you cannot give up your new responsibilities.

Symptoms: you come first, leave last, you have already developed a reflex - to hide away when the phone rings.

Solution: suggest how to improve the organization of work, prioritize tasks.

Some find it difficult to say no when responsibilities are added. Someone is afraid of dismissal, someone is afraid to seem weak, and someone is simply shy. It is beneficial for an employer when an employee works for two. Only for the employee it turns out unfavorably.

Perhaps no one just knows how much you are pulling on yourself.

Since you are so good that you can work for half a department, then you probably know how to improve the work and organize everything. Make a plan and propose it.

Back up the plan with a list of tasks that you have to do and the time it takes to complete those tasks, so it's obvious that 40 hours of work won't fit. Highlight the most important tasks and those that no one else will do except you. And offer to either give up the rest, or distribute them among other employees, or hire another employee.

Reason 3. I hate colleagues


The real reason:it is not about people, but about accepted norms.

Symptoms:you are not accepted, you are a victim of bullying or you are constantly fighting in the workplace.

Solution:if it’s accepted at work, it’s definitely not the best job in the world.

If the standards of conduct adopted in the company contradict your upbringing or you cannot follow them because of your temperament, then it is hardly worth breaking yourself for the sake of the office. For example, in a company it is customary to maintain competition among employees, and you are not aggressive enough to keep up with the race, and you will only waste energy. As a result, you will begin to hate the colleague who bypassed you.

If you can't change jobs yet, try to reduce the irritation. Have lunch an hour earlier or later than your colleagues, try to sit down at a different table, work with headphones if you can. And think about how to get out of the situation. Make a plan for the next six months to a year. If you can advance in your career with this company, keep up the good work. No - look for another job.

Before committing desperate actions, remember that they still work at work, not make friends. It is better to focus on business and meet more often with friends outside the office.

Reason 4. They pay too little

The real reason: you are depressed and frustrated.

Symptoms: look at the payroll and grumble.

Solution: you don't always have to quit to get paid. Sometimes you need to knock out a fair pay at your current location.

Money makes life easier, although it doesn't bring happiness. So if your joy and job satisfaction depend only on numbers, you are missing out on something. We have higher-level needs - to be realized, to show potential, to do something that we can be proud of. If you have all of this at work, you will love the job, even earning the average salary in your industry.

An important point. This only applies when you actually get what the job market gives you for a similar job, and if you have anything to pay for at all.

If you got a dusty job so that it just was, it is foolish to expect huge salaries and creative tasks from it.

And it's strange to think that you will be paid more than other employees just because you feel like it.

Salary is not the only way to motivate employees and not the only plus from work. There is always something else, at least the joy of a task well done.

So check the job market to find out if you are underestimated or if you lack intangible motivation. If the latter, think about what you need and how to implement it in your work. Don't be afraid, it's okay to want to do a better job.

Reason 5. I'm trapped at work

The real reason:you are bored, there are no interesting tasks, but you do not want to leave work.

Symptoms:you would have to cancel Mondays, and you expect Fridays as a holiday.

Solution:find interesting activities outside of work.

Routine sucks in with terrible force. Especially if the work itself is routine. Since we spend 8 hours at work, boredom and dullness seep into other areas of life. It already seems that there is absolutely no strength for anything.

First, try to get your interest back in your work. Read special literature. Take part in a profile conference. Ask for a business trip to share experiences. Remember why you decided to work here at all and what you wanted to achieve.

Think about the last time you extended your responsibilities or took on a task that seemed overwhelmingly difficult. Maybe it's time to shake things up?

If that doesn't work, try looking for inspiration outside of the workplace. Work out, go to the gym or go for a run, learn a foreign language, cross stitch or breed snails. A hobby will help regain strength and zest for life.

Reason 6. I hate my boss

The real reason:the boss doesn't understand how much you work and doesn't appreciate your efforts.

Symptoms:you cringe when you hear your boss's voice or see an incoming letter from him.

Solution:try to convey to your superiors that aggression interferes with your work, and you are a valuable specialist.

We do not argue with the fact that some managers prefer to yell or threaten to fire, than to motivate employees. As a rule, such bosses are sure that their subordinates cannot do anything and that they will not go anywhere. And then there are aggressive leaders who don't notice that they've raised their voices. It's okay to hate both. Especially if you yourself do not like conflicts.

Sometimes aggressive behavior is common bullying, and it stops when the aggressor is rebuffed.

There are few options, but it's worth a try. If you are unable to be at work due to the nature of your boss, then there is especially nothing to lose. Prepare a short report on what you are doing and how you benefit the company, similar to step 2. And say that screaming and threats do not help you perform better - only worse.

By the reaction of your boss, you will understand which category yours belongs to: a person who does not understand that he is yelling, or a person who loves to yell. In the first case, it is realistic to establish professional communication, in the second, it is unlikely. If conversations don't work, it's time to look for a new place or become a boss.

Reason 7. I chose the wrong profession


The real reason:dreams didn’t come true, so you stopped dreaming altogether.

Symptoms:constant dissatisfaction and the feeling that work is hard labor, when you do not notice the advantages that your activity gives.

Solution:find a new dream.

Maybe you were choosing where to go to study just for the sake of a tick. Maybe your parents forced you. And so many years have passed, you graduated, received a diploma and spent time at work to realize that you hate your job. Be that as it may, the dream did not come true, and without a dream I do not want to set goals and do anything at all.

Not everyone can take and quit a job for which they studied for several years, which brings a good income, for the sake of a new dream. But you don't have to radically change your life.

Remember what you dreamed about in childhood, what you wanted to become. Move in this direction in your free time from work.

Did you want to be a ballerina? Dance. Did you want to be a rock star? Buy a guitar and play. Have you dreamed of getting into space? Learn astronomy, collect rocket models.

No matter how difficult it is, try to move in small steps towards the dream, something will work out for you. At the very least, you will get a dose of pleasure from your activities.

Reason 8. I hit the ceiling

The real reason:someone else is in control of your career.

Symptoms:you can't get ahead at work and you don't see an opportunity to change jobs.

Solution:think about where and who you would like to work, meet people who already work there, find out what you need to do to get there.

You spent five years in the same office at the same table, nothing has changed and will not change. You may be working for a small company with no growth prospects and looking for a new job has given you nothing. So you work, you count the days until your vacation, and you don't plan anything. Don't worry, you are not alone. What can be done in this situation?

  • Talk. Let us remind you once again: the bosses do not read minds and do not know that you want more. Tell me about it.
  • Suggest a new one. Once you feel that you are ready to do something new, come up with this activity as part of your work. Offer ideas to management, implement them.
  • See which departments have vacancies in your organization. You may be interested in related work.
  • Get additional education or take refresher courses.
  • Look for a job in another city if there are no suitable vacancies in yours.

In any case, you cannot wait and think that everything will change by itself. This certainly does not happen, because only you are responsible for your work and career.

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