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Tips on Dealing with Job Dissatisfaction

Updated on April 21, 2018
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Maria Cecilia believes that writing is a pleasure and at the same time a challenge to her flexibility.

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Our Workplace is quite scary at first but after a month or two or even more, it becomes like our second home, where a pressure is easily overcome with hard work and dedication.

Job Dissatisfaction

It is often caused by a situation or workmates, creating trouble, problems and difficulties.

Job Dissatisfaction in a Workplace

There are several reasons why there is dissatisfaction in a workplace. Sometimes, it is just a phase in a worker's life but some caused a major impact on employees.

  1. Bad Management- if everything goes out of control, how can things be right?
  2. Boss showing favoritism while giving others a hard time. This easily divides the group in two.
  3. Too much work fewer benefits
  4. The supervisor has no humanitarian consideration
  5. Workmates with malicious intent always
  6. Failed expectations
  7. If a particular situation is done by one workmate is affecting other workmates negatively.

The person in this situation needs to pray for his inner strength so that his focus at work can't get distracted. Sometimes, choosing to keep quiet helps in lessening if not solving the difficulties.

Tips to Deal with Job Dissatisfaction

Initial reaction to job dissatisfaction is to resign, but dealing with the problem is a much better option than leaving your job drastically.


1. Take Time to Refresh Yourself

Never allow yourself to freak out and throw your anger to the center of your fury. Stay away from a situation that may test your self-control. If possible, leave your workplace immediately or go to a restroom, canteen or anywhere away. Take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, drink water, soda or coffee etc.

Sometimes all you need to do to refresh yourself is to rest. So take a short leave from work, go places and sleep longer than usual.

2. Think of Your Financial Condition

Leaving the work permanently may not be a good decision if your financial condition is critical. The reality is, we need our salary so we can provide for our family and to sustain our needs. If you think that the only solution to your dissatisfaction is to leave your current work, then make sure that you are prepared up to how many months you can stay without your regular income and start looking for a replacement.

3. Work with Love and Loyalty

When you work with love, then it is not like you are working anymore.

You won't get bored when you work with love, loyalty is one's dedication to work. Since our job is the one that provided us our income, we should do our part to be worthy of the amount being paid to us. Having a straight value often lead us to right attitude and any good intention will surely get a reward. Always practice loyalty and sincerity.

4. Add Variety to Your Job

Accept every new project as a challenge, and set your personal goals. Always focus on what you can contribute to the company before expecting more.

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5. Think of What You Will Learn While Fulfilling Your Job

Writing and presentation of a report is also a learning process. Adjusting your writing style according to the need of your company will make you a flexible writer. Using a presentation tool like powerpoint enhances computer skills, and presenting will develop you into a proper public speaker or trainer. So it is like learning three (3) basic things instantly.

Aside from learning technical things, the values that you learn while working is really very fulfilling.

And if possible, accept all opportunities to attend seminars or training.

6. Set Your Own Standard to Measure Your Improvement

Improvement is a sign of professional growth and may be followed by a reward or a possible promotion.

You compare your performance to your previous performance. If you can finish numbers of projects in a particular time frame last year, you must do better this year. If you have tardiness in your record last year, you must aim for no lates this year.

Office attitude must also be observed here. If you think you complain a lot last year, try to be more obedient this year, challenge yourself to see how you progress.


7. Develop Camaraderie Among Your Fellow Workers

A good relationship with your office mates is a big factor in preventing "Job dissatisfaction". A happy environment makes a good working team. Although it is a rule to set aside personal grudge, nothing beats working in an environment where you don't have existing issues or resentment to anyone.

You cannot get bored in a workplace where everyone is working happily, where there are people who laugh with you and celebrate occasions with you.

8. Find Your Personal Inspiration

Make an inspiration out of something. The choice is in your hands as to who or what your inspirations will be.

When we are inspired the inner peace and happiness are evident in our aura. Anything or anyone that can make us happy becomes our energizer. If something or someone is giving us too much joy, our happy disposition will spread like a virus among our office mates.

Reasons that drive us to work hard with less resentment are our inspirations. Love ones that we want to provide with comfortable lives are best reasons for us to work efficiently and effectively.


9. Ask For God's Help

Pray to God, He will help you decide. He alone knows what is good for you. He knows whether it is time for you to go or He will let you endure more to learn something from your present situation. He will reward you the wisdom to decide in his own time.

Nothing can equal the power of God when it comes to inner conflicts. there are times when a situation in our office makes us feel hopeless and tired, we even wish we resign right away and turn our backs on unfair office rules or office mates that we sometimes think made our life difficult.

When in a situation like those mentioned, the only thing we need is to pray to God, ask Him to give us more strength in controlling our temper during challenging times. Pray for inner peace and wisdom so that we can always think before we react. Think of Jesus Christ beside you patting your back as if he is calming you down.


In Other Words

We are only human, our workplace is not a paradise and our office mates or teammates are not angels, but always remember your goal why you are working. No one is telling you not to get mad or angry, but express it appropriately.

At the end of the day, we need our salary to sustain our lives, and we should not ruin it just because of hurting pride and wrecking ego. Always remember tip "number 9".

© 2010 Maria Cecilia


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    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Kerlyn thanks for visiting, I wonder who's the inspiration behind your cooking

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      8 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      LOOOOOVE the pic of the two doggies! Like what you said at number 8 - "Make an inspiration out of something." Sometimes, something apart from personal glory or money could drive us out of boredom and even to great heights. Voting this hub up and useful.

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Sara thanks for visiting, you made me reread what I have written and realized I failed to follow number, now I am on leave because I am sick and a cousin told me I got it stress. I have stressful job last year...

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      9 years ago

      I agree, especially with 9; I asked God for help and he responded.... I am leaving my job as many great job offers have come along... which to me is a sign to move on and leave my current job for my new one, that I have already accepted


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