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  • Writer's pictureRodney Alkins

85% of Employees in the World are unhappy with their Jobs

A global poll conducted by Gallup has uncovered that out of the world's one billion full-time workers, only 15% of people are engaged at work. That means that an astronomical 85% of people are unhappy in their jobs.

Across America, 45 percent of workers say they are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs. Only 20 percent feel very passionate about their jobs. 33 percent believe they have reached a dead end in their career

In a UK research, conducted by CV Library, it was revealed that 55.6 per cent of British employees are dissatisfied with their current roles. In the Caribbean there is no immediate social research statistic of this nature. Possibly because employees may be ostracized for their participation in such research.

All jokes aside, these numbers provide an obvious insight that many people in the world engage in employment for other reasons than for the joy of what they do.,

But it begs the question, what could make you choose a job that you abhor? Were you always unhappy with the job you chose or were you forced to take it? Did the job change in a way that you didn't like?

Let's take a closer look at why people people are so unhappy with their jobs, even just thinking about it makes my head hurt, there are so many things that can make us unhappy, including ourselves.

A Personal Dislike for your Boss, maybe he or she makes your work life challenging, sets targets that you can't realistically achieve or is always negative towards your recommendations. My research shows this as one of the top reasons people are unhappy in there jobs. How can an employee function or follow instructions if they don't like the person who is in authority over them? This is a troubling place to be and can have significant negative impacts on the employee if the negative feeling is not managed or changed.

Your Pay and Benefits Are Unsatisfying. Unsatisfying pay makes you dread your daily responsibilities because you are painfully aware of the underwhelming reward for doing them. If, for instance, you know your paycheck will barely cover your bills, staying late to finish a project will leave you feeling resentful toward your employer and job. Every worker everywhere would like to make more money, given the opportunity, but if you feel like you aren't being paid fairly, every day of work is an uphill battle. I am not receiving a cent for writing this blog but I am thankful and blessed to write it. :)

You Don't Feel your Contribution is Valued. It's possible to feel unappreciated if your work goes unnoticed. If you go out of your way to improve your performance or exceed expectations, you should be acknowledged for those efforts. Your colleagues should be congratulating you for your accomplishments, and your supervisor should be rewarding you, verbally or tangibly, when you achieve something great. Bypassing an employee's effort with no recognition especially when it benefits the company, department or the boss is a recipe for disaster. Add this to not being paid fairly and you are looking for subpar performance from your staff, a request to be transferred to another department or worse case, a resignation.

You Aren't Passionate About Your Work. Well if you aren't passionate anymore you won't be motivated about the job anymore, you will certainly be unhappy. Fact of the matter, is you will earn a salary and still be unhappy. Free lesson here, money doesn't make you happy. Everyday, people volunteer for all type of jobs because there is something they are passionate about that drives them regardless of how challenging it becomes. If you don't experience that drive in your job then you are unhappy about your job

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