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May 27, 2018

Why People Hate Their Jobs

why people hate their jobs

I came across this article online recently and had to share it because I had and have a very hard time comprehending why people hate their jobs. So sad that so many people go to work every day hating what they do.

We all need to work for a living, and many of us work really hard.

So that being the case, WHY would you want to work hard doing something you hate?? It doesn’t make any sense considering anyone can live a reich and rewarding life owning a bus of their own and work hard to live a lifestyle of THEIR dreams instead of working their ass off for someone else.

I copy/pasted part of the article below – a the end is a link to the original – read it and let me know your thoughts. why people hate their jobs

 

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By J.T. O’DonnellFounder and CEO, WorkItDaily.com@jtodonnell

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here’s the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn’t easy. It’s not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and the findings are disturbing.

We spend one-third (or more) of our days at work. Work defines us as people, i.e., when we aren’t happy at work, other areas of our life suffer. Yet more than 70 percent of workers say they don’t feel satisfied with their career choices, and I believe we have serious epidemic on our hands.

How many times have you heard about people who end up sick, depressed, divorced, abusing substances, etc., because they’re unhappy with their careers? What if they liked their jobs instead? Couldn’t significantly improving attitudes toward work have a huge impact on the health and welfare of our society?

I have worked with thousands of people on their career challenges, and one reason for job dissatisfaction stands out as the most common.

It’s called praise addiction.

We’ve been trained to seek out incentives like good grades, stickers, trophies, and yes, praise. We like to be liked. More important, we like to be respected. We want people to be impressed with us. It gives us a temporary feeling of happiness.

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.

So What Do You Do?

Read the entire article here:

https://www.inc.com/jt-odonnell/how-this-1-question-can-make-you-choose-wrong-career.html

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