Many of us spent the first portion of our lives learning information to pass exams to get into university, and then studying for 3 or 4 or even 7 years at uni in order to get a job. But more often than not, according to recent research, once we get a job, all of that effort and studying actually leads to...unhappiness.
As Morrissey crooned -
"I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows I'm miserable now"
Luckily, my parents always advised me to study something at university that I enjoyed, so that ultimately I would end up in a career that worked with my skills and interests. Studying English and now getting to write every day about interesting topics like this one? Yes please.
I used to envy those who decided from age 12 that they were going to be doctors or lawyers, but basing all of your education on a far away job prospect cuts down your fields of interest and knowledge at such a young age. Focus on what you enjoy and fulfilment at work will hopefully follow.
A happy workforce is a productive and efficient workforce, so businesses need to work on improving their company culture, benefits and atmosphere to promote this, but employees also need to work on what motivates them and what they enjoy.
Don't waste your career potential feeling miserable. Life is short - why not let Aspire help you find your dream job?
Research published today by employee benefits provider Personal Group, shows that 56 percent of all people surveyed are not happy in the workplace. The research is part of Personal Group’s Hapi survey, which used social media to ask 1274 UK employees about their happiness at work. The results paint a clear picture of the state of happiness in UK workplace. According to the results, both efficiency and enthusiasm are down. The number of senior managers and department heads reporting that they never or rarely feel they are working as efficiently as possible has almost doubled since 2017.