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What to do When You "Hate" Your Job

What to do When You "Hate" Your Job

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.

Work smarter NOT longer by prioritizing

Work smarter NOT longer by prioritizing

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.

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

Work-life balance is a top of mind phenomenon these days. How do we improve our work-life balance? Is there such a thing? Work is a part of life, right? But we all know how challenging it can be to balance the demand of life with the demands of our workplace. Yes, these are all demands in our life, and yes, you may have guessed where we were going with this, these demands, whether from work or home, take a toll on our mental health.  

From last weeks post on self-assessments, we learned the importance of checking-in with yourself and some strategies to do so. So, where do we go from there? Once you identify the areas you would like to improve, try to set small goals for yourself. Here are 5 simple strategies you can use to improving your work-life balance:

Reflections on Working Wisdom

What do you look for in a new hire?  Likely, you are looking for someone who is:
- Hard working 
- Dedicated 
- Good attendance record 
- Talent and unique skills

According to this article from the Globe and Mail, these are employer-highlighted qualities of employees with disabilities. People with disabilities have many positive skills to contribute to the workplace that can ultimately increase productivity and reduce costs associated with turnover, presenteeism and absenteeism.