According to Forbes, these are 10 reasons people give for concluding that they hate their jobs. Do any of these sound familiar? 1. They are not respected as people at work. They are viewed as production units, rather than valued collaborators.
2. They don't have the right tools, equipment, information and basic operational requirements they need to do their job. When they ask for tools or guidance they get yelled at or ignored. What kind of company would impede its employees' ability to do their jobs, then get mad at them for asking?
3. Their employer disregards their personal life and has no compassion for their obligations outside of work.
4. Their immediate supervisor is a tyrant, unqualified for their job, or both.
5. They are tired of being lied to.
6. They have no visibility into the future and no confidence their leaders will do the right thing, either from a business standpoint or a human standpoint.
7. They are tired of dealing with the politics in their workplace.
8. They are underpaid and overworked.
9. They go to work every day and push a rock uphill, trying in vain to get forward motion on their projects. They're tired of pushing.
10. They have to watch every word they say and every move they make, because the knives are out and they could get in trouble -- or get fired -- for almost any reason.