In case you woke up one morning and realized that you don’t like your job, or the people in your job, then you’re probably not the only one. Recently a Gallup poll revealed that about 85% of employees don’t like their jobs. In Japan the stress and clinical burnout and subsequent suicide rates in Japan have caused the government to intervene.
Elsewhere, the same resentment is being echoed by workers, albeit not as serious as what is happening in Japan but nearly all of the respondents who were interviewed mentioned “stress” at least once in their statements. This report is rather alarming and something should be done about it soon.
But while we do not have the answers on how to mitigate this problem, let us find out what causes it first.
Why You Hate Work
No matter who you are, no matter where you came from, or what your life status is you deserve to be respected just as much as anyone else. According to the Gallup poll workers feel disrespected at their workplace and are viewed as production units, rather than valued collaborators. This causes a lot of them to feel dismayed, discouraged and depressed. And it’s the number one factor why they become unproductive, then eventually leave in search of a new career path.
Lack of Proper Resources
Some companies demand so much from their employees without even considering the thought about whether or not they have properly equipped and informed them of the basic operational requirements they need to do their jobs. It is, of course, unavoidable for the workers to ask for the tools and more information on how to better do their jobs; however, instead of getting what they asked for, they are reprimanded and are asked for the impossible to be accomplished.
This will naturally create chaos in the workplace and despite the leaders try to shift the blame to their subordinates, the results will reveal that it was lack of management that caused everything to fall apart in the first place.
Employees are not Valued by their Employers
We all know about the work ethic on not making things personal with your job, but there are exceptions to the rule sometimes. I don’t think that an employee achieving “sales person of the year” award, or getting a huge promotion will not take it as a personal achievement, right? In fact, the company made tons of profits before awarding that employee. But how is it okay to shun away employees who need financial assistance for their sick loved ones when they have no one else to turn to?
Jack Ma the owner of Alibaba Corp. said that,
“taking care of your employees will make them take good care of your business.”
Do you love or hate your job?