Do you love your job?
In a recent survey I read somewhere on the internet (don't ask me where), I saw that 32% of people love their jobs. 59% like their job, 7% dislike their job, and 2% hate their jobs. It caused me to think about my job and admit to myself that I'm one of the 7%. I guess really, it's something I knew for a while.
My job is actually a really good job with a successful company, with good people, and the pay is good, so why would I not like it?
At first, it was wonderful. A small company that was very vibrant and buzzing. It was an open environment where things happened easily and you felt like you were part of a team. It was a place where everyone was in close proximity and talking with each other. There was a wonderful camaraderie and a pleasure interacting with everyone. Ah, those were the days my friend.
Alas! As is goes when business grows, dynamics change and things get strange. Things start to become 'corporate' and the humanity just seemed to fade away. A once open, dynamic, interactive workplace gradually transformed into cubicles. The natural flow of social interaction had been hobbled. Then we moved into a large office, groups further apart, and the cubicles were raised higher and also made smaller. A crushing blow.
Open communication had been replaced by interactions conducted mostly through online meetings, headsets, email, and chat screens. More and more people just choose to work from home instead of coming into the office, and now it's unusually quiet, dull, and uninspiring.
To just keep working like that way is not good for anyone, and I think we owe it to ourselves and our employers, to say something about such things, but not to just raise a flag, but to offer a solutions and ideas to improve things. That's my plan. I get a feeling they will make some changes once I talk to them, because I think they care. The management is friendly and open.
I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this, and I know there are also external factors that can contribute into whether you love your job or not. Whatever your story, just remember that life's too short to linger in a place where you are not happy.
Try to take control of your situation and create the change you want. Stay positive, focused, and real. Don't get sucked into a void of hopelessness or negativity and if you do, get out! Fight back, throw away excuses, make a plan, and execute it. If that doesn't work, then make another plan.
Always have a plan.