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What To Do When You Are Unhappy At Work?

Office is where you spend most of your time and it is essential that you remain happy at your workplace. But sometimes, your work seems overwhelming and you feel unhappy at work. There are some tell-tale signs that you should look for before it’s too late and you feel frustrated thinking about work. This unhappiness can also lead you to believe that you should quit. But we have got your back.

Here is what to do when you are unhappy at work:

You are a clock watcher

If you have a lot to do, you may not get time to even look at the clock. Your workload is probably not too much which also makes you feel bored. In this case, you can actually talk to management to give you some new responsibilities so that you have a healthy workload and feel more productive. If you are unhappy at work, you would want to go home sooner and that also affects your efficiency. 

You are stressed with workload

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Your workload is stressing you out.

You can also be unhappy at work because your workload is too much. You take your work home and are constantly working. You are not able to switch off. This can stress you out. There is no need for you to prove your worth by increasing your workload. A good management would understand your workload is heavy and they would hire new people to share the workload.

You are constantly irritated 

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Stop stressing yourself out.

Your work makes you feel irritated all the time. You are frustrated simply because you are unhappy at work. You may have unrealistic expectations from your job and you don’t feel completely satisfied with what it has to offer. This can irritate you and the only way out to make it more interesting is to find creative ways to feel inspired at work. It is also not unusual for people to switch jobs within a company. Some employers would also be keen on keeping you on and would provide you proper training to change roles. 

You don’t feel like coming in everyday

A lot of people dread coming at work some days and that’s usual. But when you feel the same everyday, it’s worrisome. This issue may be deeper than the workload. You would need to assess your situation and act accordingly. This would make you unhappy at work and you would feel no motivation to work anymore.

You don’t feel appreciated

One of the reasons one feels unhappy at work is when they realize that their work doesn’t have any impact on the company’s performance. Your boss doesn’t recognise your presence and don’t take as many follow-ups.

Feel free to reach out to us for any guidance while starting a new job. Explore our Career Help section for more insights. 

(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Dais.)

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Shweta Singh

When she is not staring into the abyss, Shweta finds herself staring into the computer screen and typing. Of many hats that she dons, writing has remained her most favourite. The world of energy fascinates her and she loves to pen down its different aspects.

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Shweta Singh

When she is not staring into the abyss, Shweta finds herself staring into the computer screen and typing. Of many hats that she dons, writing has remained her most favourite. The world of energy fascinates her and she loves to pen down its different aspects.

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