Maybe You Should Quit Your Job Pt 2
Every once in a while I read something that reaffirms the reason for writing this blog. This morning was no exception. I enjoy the content at bnet.com including advice for improving the workplace but today I read an article that reaffirms whats wrong with being an employee in the article “7 Signs You’re Creating Your Own Workplace Stress“.
The premise of the article is that employees create much of the stress that they encounter in their work day. The 7 signs or issues that employees face are:
- Not making enough money?
- Underappreciated, nobody loves you?
- Your group gets no respect.
- You have a psycho boss?
- Too much work, too little time.
- Peer problems.
- Executive management doesn’t listen or care.
Looking at 1-3, I will say one thing until I die about working for someone else. If you are a great employee, you will never be compensated, appreciated and respected like you should be. It’s almost impossible for an employer to fully meet your needs here. As an employees, you need to accept this or don’t work for someone else.
Number 4 is where the real problems appear. Your boss is an abusive jerk and you should deal with it by getting over it. Why should you accept this? Because unemployment is at 9.5%. That’s the country that we live in today. If someone is abusive to you no money, possessions or status are worth putting up with someone like that period. If your boss causes you stress through abuse, you should leave. Can we be too sensitive about this? Sure but either way you are unhappy.
Looking at points 5-7 and this points speak to all the things that people hate about their jobs. A high workload. Office politics. An indifferent executive team. If you think that executive level management doesn’t care about you or your ideas, guess what, they probably don’t.
My point is if you are so unhappy find out what the root of the issue is. Is it you? or is it the job? I believe that most of us who are unahppy in our careers are unhappy because we are not working in an area that plays fully to our abilities. For the rest, it’s a matter of having a serious attitude adjustment as unfortunately there are those of us who can’t be happy regardless of the circumstance.
If you have stress in the workplace. Identify the root. What can you change and what can’t be changed? From there analyze if it’s you or is it the job. Good luck.
PS…By the way here’s Part 1.