Compassion fatigue is a common experience developed by those in helping professions, in which an individual develops emotional strain based on consistently caring for others. It is often characterized by a decrease in compassion overtime.
Waking up every morning to go to work is difficult for many of us, and not being a morning person doesn’t help either. Getting up everyday for a job you don’t like is even harder.
According to a survey carried out by Capital One, the majority of Canadians, some 69%, are very satisfied with their current place of employment and do not plan on leaving anytime soon (Wright, 2014). This number is quite high and reflects well on Canadian workplaces. That is not to say that all of the remaining 31% absolutely hate their job and want to quit immediately. However, there may be a small (but nonetheless important) percentage of employees out there who are experiencing extremely low job satisfaction and are thinking about leaving their job or career as a solution to their current dissatisfaction.
76% of employees report their chronic stress is linked to work (Key Organization Systems, 2013) and this is not a very surprising statistic. Nearly everyone I have talked to feels stressed from work. How many times have you had to stay at work to finish a project? Do you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the work-day to complete everything? The problem may be that you are not working efficiently enough.
Do you feel happy at your job? Do you enjoy the work that you are doing? According to a recent study, most people do!
Being overworked, feeling burnt out, and experiencing workplace happiness at the same time seem like concepts that don’t go together, but according to this recent study, they go hand in hand. But how?