How do you feel about your job? Would you be surprised to hear most Americans are unhappy with their jobs?
The Conference Board has been running a job satisfaction survey since 1987. According to the latest report by the New York-based nonprofit research group; the majority of Americans (52.3%) are unhappy at work.
On the other hand, the first initial survey revealed 61.1% of Americans were satisfied with their job.
What does All This Mean? Why are People Dissatisfied?
This means many are disconnected with their organizations, thus causing a decrease in workplace productivity.
There are many reasons why people dislike their job, included the following, but no limited to:
- Poor management
- Loss of enthusiasm
- Lack being challenged
- Unhappy with pay
- No room for growth
- Don’t feel valued
- Feelings of the grass being greener on the other side
A Change is Gonna Come. . . .
Are you part of the majority? If so, try these suggestions for a much needed change:
- Change your attitude,
- Change your approach,
- Change your perspective, or
- Change your job.
We have heard the phrase,
“If you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.”
I live by these words.
Make the Best of It. . . .
Let’s face it — we spend the majority of our lives on a job / working — but think about what the alternative could be. Why not try to make the best of it, somehow, some way!
As a physical therapist, I have been blessed to meet many great people and help them navigate through their rehabilitation. I am so grateful for every client I have the pleasure of working with. We leave an imprint on one another.
It is so rewarding to help someone on their road to recovery. I am able to see their before and after and be a part of such a life circumstance. But what is even more rewarding than that, are the relationships that are formed!
The hours can be long and the paperwork seemingly never-ending, but I will always make the best of it. It is about the experience and more than anything the ability to serve with purpose. It is more than a job for me. It is a key part of my life.