Are you overworked and underpaid? Taken advantage of? Unappreciated? A lot of times it is one’s boss, but they are plenty unhappy with their co-workers as well. Gallop poll shows that worldwide, 85% of employees hate their jobs. About two-thirds of Americans don’t feel connected with their job. Often times leading employees to do their bare minimum at their jobs. Leaving your co-workers have to pick up the slack. Or worse, they go to your supervisor to complain, even to your boss.
Many times your higher-ups, supervisors, etc. are in their position but have rarely gotten properly trained, so that they can do their job correctly and efficiently.
It’s been said that around 70% of Americans are unhappy with their current employment. And those reasons can be many. Are you happy with your job? Please let me know why you are unhappy with your job, in the comments below.
The reasons can be many. And I’m sure that you can relate to a couple of them, if not more. I know that today’s employers are considerably different from those 15, 20, 25, even 30 years ago. There was a time when employers actually appreciated those of their employers that went above and beyond.
From my own experience, I have seen that those that actually did their job and more, usually were the ones stuck picking up the slack from other employees, that wasn’t quite so driven. Nothing is done about it, so the one being overworked becomes dissatisfied with their job. Or disengaged. While the one not doing their share of the work, goes unpunished and, continues to do as little as possible.
Being in management positions myself, in retail, I would never ask my employees to do a job that I myself, would not do. I learned that from a manager at Kohls. She never hesitated to join in and work right belong aside us. I remember thinking how cool that was. I had never worked with an employer like that before. I found whole new respect for that manager.
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
Are treated unfairly and without consideration of their employee’s personal life. Having to work, and unable to attend your children’s open house at their school, making it three years in a row now. Or having to miss a Christmas concert of theirs. Not being able to attend Aunt Beth’s funeral, because she’s not considered ‘immediate family’.
Being overworked and underpaid. That’s where the feeling of being unappreciated comes in.
Having an ungrateful, deceitful, bullying, tyrant of a supervisor, or worse, a boss.
No respect from management or co-workers. You are treated poorly and sometimes unfair. Whatever the reason is, respect is lacking, and that makes an employee unsatisfied and disengaging.
Overlooked for a promotion, that you were more than qualified for, over the last three years.
The lack of having the tools that are needed, to perform your job. Equipment, information, etc., and their complaints usually go unheard. Or they get a good tongue lashing, usually in front of their co-workers.
They always have to constantly watch what they say or what they do, in constant fear of reprimand for the slightest issue. Or possibly fired for any reason. Unfair treatment.
They feel they have gone as far as they can in their job, but your boss continues to promise you, that you’re next in line.
Tired of having to deal with politics, within the company.
You are tired of having to do other employees work, repeatedly.
Unfulfilled with their job. They no longer feel challenged in what they do and have become bored. The passion is gone! So they check out, so to say.
This list is just a few reasons I found on the internet. I know that are many, many more. But you get my drift.
Why Don’t You Quit Then?
There are just as many reasons why you don’t or can’t quit your job. For most, it’s not that easy. The most common, of course, is:
- You have children to raise.
- You and/or your spouse have a mortgage to pay. Or rent.
- You want to be able to feed everyone,
- As well as keeping a roof over their heads.
- You have bills to pay, that’s just part of life.
- Paying off student loans.
This list can go on and on. But, again, you get my drift.
Have you been thinking of finding a better job? Have you started looking yet? I first want to say that at times, the grass always looks greener on the other side. And you may wind up getting into a new job, to only find that things are no different from your previous job. Or even worse, it is worse! So how can you avoid this? Research, and then more research. You can usually find past workers reviews on places of employment. I want to say some of the job search sites has them as well.
If you are determined to find a new job, good for you. You know your value, and you know you’re not being valued at your current job.
In some cases, if your boss knows that you are currently seeking employment elsewhere, at that time they may become more willing to negotiate and meet your demands, as long as they are reasonable. But do not go in and tell your boss yet, that you are looking for work elsewhere, because that can also backfire. You know your circumstance and go with your gut feeling. Personally, I would have a job or two lined up, and then mention it to your boss.
Let me help you if you’re thinking about quitting your job. Do not do anything rash. It’s best that you have a plan in place. I believe for each individual, that plan will differ. But having one in place is best, then going at it without one.
Call it experience and having to move in with an ex-roommate, for 9 months. You have to do this because you don’t have enough in savings to live off of, till you find work. After the first couple of months, you start remembering why that person was an EX roommate. Could it get any worse? Actually, it can.
Let’s Make a Plan
Let me suggest a few plans that you really want to consider in your plan. I think it is important that you stay at your current job if circumstances permit that you can. Future employers prefer hiring individuals that are currently working, then not. The longer you are unemployed, the harder it is to find a job.
Plan, that when you leave you’re going to leave with grace. Don’t give anyone the satisfaction, that they’re the reason or one of the reasons, you’re leaving. Take the higher road, if possible.
Make a financial plan for at least 6 months, a year if you can afford it. Having enough money till you get situated within your new job, just makes it one less thing to worry about. If you don’t have a lot of money, just plan what is essential to be paid first. And what can wait a month or two? Keep in mind those finances/bills that you’ve decided to wait on, will have to be caught up eventually. Once, we fell behind on my car payments, I called the finance company, explained our situation, and with one payment, I was then able to wait 2 months for my next
Let me make this easier for both of us, here are a few links for you to quit your job, with a plan. As I’ve already mentioned each person’s plan will differ, for each person is in different situations. You can go through these articles and pick and choose which ideas would work best for you. But please have a plan, you deserve a plan. Don’t you agree?
- 5 Critical Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job
- Exit Strategy: The Smart Way to Leave Your Job
- How to Quit Your Job in 2019
- The Bottom Line on How to Quit Your Job
- The Ultimate Guide to Quitting Your Job: What to Do Before You Resign
- Want To Quit Your Job? This Checklist Will Help
Please, let me know what plan you built, in the comments section below. What worked for you and what didn’t work for you?
Ready to Find Your Next Job?
Another reason you’re still working your current job, so you won’t be as ‘financially desperate’ to find a job. Lots of times, those that aren’t as smart as you, and they’ll wind up taking the first job available to them. You don’t want to do that. You want to be able to look and look in more than one direction.
Gone are the days when you go in to ask for a job application. From hunting for jobs, and uploading your resume, and even filling out an application online, it’s how it’s done today! Let me help you find the best job for you. First make sure your resume is up to date, and ready to upload.
Here are 2 interesting articles I wanted to share with you. Read them before you start job hunting. I saw some really useful tips:
Here are places to look for jobs online:
- Career Builder
- USA Gov
Even though I did not list them, there are find job sites, for out of the country employment. If you like, I can post them. Just let me know in the comments below. Or email me at LCEndahl@takinbackcontrol.com
I am not familiar with the below links. But they claim they can post to multiple boards, for you.
The very best to you on your job search. May you find a better place to work, or a new career path, just remember who you are doing this for…YOU! =)
Let us know how it worked out for you, in the comments below! And again, good luck!