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Worst 3 Behaviours That Make You Hate Your Job

Posted by | April 12, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Elizabeth Benu,

“My job is the worst” “It is awful and miserable”. Are these some of the words you use to describe your job? If you do use them, it is a sign that you are unhappy at work or your job is miserable.

“A miserable job makes a person cynical and frustrated and demoralized when they go home at night. It drains them of their energy, their enthusiasm and self-esteem. Miserable jobs can be found in every industry and at every level,” says Patrick Lencioni in his boom ‘The Three Signs of a Miserable Job’.

If you are in a job that makes you unhappy to appoint where you hate it, you are the cause. These are some of your behaviors in the office that make you miserable at work:

Worst behaviours that make you hate your job

1. Being over-competitive
How many times have you been happy for your colleague who has been praised at work for doing a commendable job?

“There are kinds of people who are never happy that their colleague is earning more or getting a promotion,” says Beth Wanjira, a Recruitment Manager at Corporate Staffing Services.

She adds that, “when someone is unhappy at work, one gets a lot more competitive because when your work is making you miserable it is most likely you want to get something else out of it. Such is bad mouthing a coworker who got promoted to feel good about yourself.”

2. Trying to be someone else makes you hate your job
In an office environment, there will always be someone who earns more than the one and someone who tries to be like everyone else.

This is the kind of person who spends more than they earn just to fit in the same social circle as other colleagues. An example is a female colleague who imports her handbags and since you want to be on the same level as her you start importing yours. At the end of it all you are broke within the first week of the month and in heavy debt at the end of the month.

“Be content with what you have. Someone once said ‘If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and better persons than you are’,” says Ms. Wanjira.

3. Having the Wrong Job
Being in the wrong job can be caused by being offered a job when you are desperate or have been job searching for so long without success. Even when you know you will hate it, you just take it because you need the money.

Why this makes you miserable is because you are doing something you don’t love and never will.

“If you took a job you do not like do not expect it to change. If it never changes suck it up and deal with it until you find something you like,” Ms. Wanjira says.

Here is the shortcut: If you are unhappy in your job, frequently repeat everything you love about your job to improve your attitude at work.