Many professionals are not satisfied with their jobs, and now we know why
As many as 55.6 per cent are discontented in their current roles despite 92.7 per cent of employees believing that it is important to love what you do.
Despite their unhappiness though, 57.4 per cent agreed that quitting is not always the best solution, found the poll of 1,200 staff by jobs website CV-Library.
The grumbles include not being paid enough (38.9 per cent), no room for progression up the career ladder (32.6 per cent) and a poor company culture (30.8 per cent).
A poor work-life balance was cited by one in five and the boredom of an unchanging daily routine was complained about by 18.7 per cent of workers.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s worrying to learn that so many professionals are unhappy in their current roles.”
A bad work-life balance was to blame for some major dissatisfaction
t’s worrying to learn that so many professionals are unhappy in their current roles
“Job satisfaction plays an important part of keeping staff motivated and productive. It’s clear that company culture, pay and progression are important to professionals.”
Interestingly, 53.1 per cent of the white collar workers surveyed believe they should try and improve their conditions before any resignations.
Almost two thirds (64 per cent) would speak to their manager and 26.7 per cent would put themselves forward for new projects.
Mr Biggins added: “It’s great to see that professionals aren’t giving up without a fight, with many recognising that quitting is not always the answer.”
TOP REASONS WHY WORKERS ARE UNHAPPY
Not being paid enough – 38.9 per cent
No room for progression – 32.6 per cent
Poor company culture – 30.8 per cent
Poor work-life balance – 21.8 per cent
Boring daily routine – 18.7 per cent
Boring daily routines were a big part of worker unhappiness
Disliking the working hours – 15.3 per cent
Disliking the boss – 14.9 per cent
Having a long commute – 13.6 per cent
Disliking colleagues – 5 per cent
Issues in private life affecting work life – 4.8 per cent