What You Can Do If You Hate Your Job

Hate Your JobDo you hate your job? Does waking up every morning for work fill you with dread? According to a recent Gallup Poll on the state of the American workplace, 70 percent of workers surveyed described themselves as “disengaged” from their work. Of that 70 percent, 18 percent described themselves as “actively disengaged” and said they frequently express their discontent in the workplace. The remaining 52 percent of workers showed up daily and did their work, but were less than thrilled about it. There are plenty of reason out there as to why people hate their jobs. Poor relationships with co-workers, feeling under-utilized, under-compensated, or unappreciated are just a few of the causes of utterly hating ones job. Given the fact that so many people hate their jobs, why doesn’t anyone bother to do something about it? According to career consultant Maggie Mistal, “People often stay in jobs they don’t like because they don’t realize what else they can do. They haven’t taken the time to identify what makes them happy or where their talents lie. They haven’t clarified their values and thought about how they’d like to use their abilities to make a difference and align their work with their purpose. Too often people assume work is supposed to be a chore so they don’t even look for anything other than that when embarking on a career.” So how do we take Maggie’s advice and put it into action? It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are 10 things you can do if you hate your job: Continue reading