If you are fed up with getting up every morning and going to work, you might just want to quit your job and begin to live a simpler life. If you are not sure if you are unhappy in your job or not, read the checklist below and check off any negative aspects that apply to your job. If you have a significant number of checks, look for the options that will be posted following this one for living a less stressful life.
However, when rating your job, bear in mind that too much happiness is not good for us. It causes us to lose our creativity. Excessive happiness also slows us down and causes us to just coast. Fear, on the other hand, motivates us to fight. Anger pushes us to overcome obstacles. So judge your job carefully, as some of its negative features, do, in truth, help to keep us grounded.
Being kept out of the loop
Co-workers with bad attitudes, such as envy & pettiness
Co-workers with psychopathological disorders
Discrimination against age, race or sexual orientation in workplace
Dissatisfaction with use of your potential; resulting in you feeling unchallenged
Feeling of invisibility while boss plays favorites
Frequent office politics and disruptive drama
Imposed necessity to take work home on weekends
Incompetent boss that fails to set goals, uses abusive language, etc.
Knowledge that your company is fleecing its customers or the government
Lack of meaningful work, causing you to feel impassionate
Lack of pride in company
Living in constant fear of being laid off
Needing to pick up slack of work colleagues
No flexibility, giving you a trapped feeling
Non-existent work-life balance
Oppressive workplace environment
Unhealthy workplace environment
Boss’s unqualified family members part of workforce
Unsatisfying pay, making you feel undervalued & unappreciated
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