From a Forbes article:
Right Management ran the online survey between April 16 and May 15, and culled responses from 411 workers in the U.S. and Canada. Only 19% said they were satisfied with their jobs. (81% were not fully engaged in their work).
Another 16% said they were “somewhat satisfied.” But the rest, nearly 2/3s of respondents, said they were not happy at work. 21% said they were “somewhat unsatisfied” and 44% said they were “unsatisfied.”
- low pay
- they type of job it is
- feeling of being stuck
- wrong expectations based on the “Overnight” success stories.
3 ways to handle the job you’re in now.
- Thank God for your job. Tracey Steivang who was featured on episodes 5 and 6, says that gratitude is the strongest emotion. The bible says that work is a gift from God. What would it look like if you took time tomorrow morning and before you began your day and said, “Lord, I am thankful for my job.” Be thankful for it because it is a gift.
- Ask yourself “Why did I get into my job?” It could be that you’ve forgotten the key purpose of why you’re in the job in the first place. Sometimes just refocusing on the positive reason you dove it can limit you focus on the negative struggles today. If you do realize that you need to make a change…
- Don’t jump ship. Create a plan for transition.