If you are one of the many employees who say “I hate my job!” to themselves or out loud, you are totally normal.
Some statistics have recently shown that Singaporeans are amongst the most unhappy in the world. A large cause of this unhappiness is dissatisfaction with their jobs.
Why do so many of us hate our jobs?
One reason I believe is that many people with good university education picked a conservative / climb-the-ladder-oriented career when they were young (i.e., right after university) and then they never switched.
When they first picked their career at the age of 22 / 24:
– They had no idea what they wanted to do with their lives
– They had a very narrow view of what career options were available to them.
– They felt the need to make money, because they were independent from their parents for the first time.
– They gravitated to jobs that involve credentials and pre-defined milestones, just like the Singapore schooling system.
Then, after doing that first job for 7-10+ years, they felt they’re locked in – they don’t know what to do next / how to change. At this point, they are doing pretty well financially in that first career, and they perceive too much risk in switching careers.
So they do the same thing for the rest of their life.
I’ve seen this dozens of times, mainly with lawyers and bankers.
If you hate your job, then here is what you need to do…
We’re lucky to be living in Singapore where there are thousands of great companies across dozens of industries in a small radius. There’s a job for every skill set and interest. Don’t be afraid to go find it.
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Life is too short to be unhappy. Take some action. Build the life you dream of.
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