Why do you hate your job?

I like what I do for a living. Most days, I’m fortunate that I get to meet new people and report on interesting topics.

But, not everyone has found similar satisfaction with their chosen career. In fact, I would expect most people would audibly groan if I asked them what they like about their jobs.

Roughly 70 percent of all workers across the nation are either not excited about their jobs or are actively disengaged, according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report.

Some companies have offered perks to boost worker satisfaction, with varying degrees of success. What lands many company’s high satisfaction ratings is often a culture that encourages workers to voice their opinions and work together, according to a recent USA TODAY article.

Flexible work hours and incentive bonuses have also received high marks on the parks scale.

But, if you really don’t like your job, would perks turn it all around or just put a bandage on an already festering wound?

Over the years, I’ve heard many people ask their friends this question: “If you don’t like where you work, why stay?”

Well, I think that’s an easy question to answer.

Fear.

The loss of a job usually leads anxiety and financial instability.

Given the choice, I think that most people would pick a poor job over unemployment.

What’s your say?

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