Job Dissatisfaction: 10 Reasons Why Filipino Employees Fall out of Love of Their Jobs

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If there’s one thing that romantic relationships and career have in common, it’s passion. When you lose your passion, things will fall all over the place, you will not have the energy and will to get things done, and worse, you will end up looking for someone (or another job) to fill that void. Have you ever had your first heartache at work? Not all heartaches are caused by relationships, sometimes it’s brought by job dissatisfaction. It’s painful to think that the job you once love is now the one that drives you the worst.

What makes us fall out of love of our jobs? According to’s Happiness Index in 2017, few of key factors of employee dissatisfaction are lack of career development, training opportunities, and the company’s management style. We asked our fellow employees, and we came up with these 10 more reasons. Get ready your hugots, folks!

Why Do Filipino Employees Feel Job Dissatisfaction?

1. Unrecognized Efforts.

No matter what they do and how much they achieve, they still don’t get the recognition they deserve. Employees lose their passion when their efforts are unnoticed or undervalued.
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2. Peer Pressure.

Opportunities, salary, and benefits are nothing if you’re working in a chaotic and toxic environment. It’s easy to say, “Don’t mind them; you just have to keep going and work hard alone.” But you will never know the horror of working with people they constantly argue with until you fill in their shoes.
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3. Office Politics.

Workers become frustrated and disheartened when their boss only lets his favorites stand out, while the rest of them are left to rot. What’s worse is the favorites can get away with almost anything, and the “less favored” ones are the scapegoat of their wrongdoings.
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4. Greater Opportunities Outside.

It’s all fun and games until they find out the same career they’re in right now has greater opportunities in a different company. They suddenly feel sorry for themselves to the extend they question their purpose as a professional.
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5. Job Burnout.

Ah, the king of all reasons! Employees who work in retail, manufacturing, and BPO are often the victims of job burnout. They realize they’re no longer happy with their jobs, as it makes them sleepless, stressed, and even depressed. The more tired they are, the more they realize it was not meant to be.
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6. Wage and Benefits Dissatisfaction.

It may sound greedy, but let’s admit it: wage and benefits play an important role in our career. When employees feel their salary and advantages are not as competitive as their efforts anymore, they lose their interest to perform their best.
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7. Career Stagnation.

Without goals, no one grows. Job dissatisfaction also occurs when professionals feel they’re not being challenged professionally anymore. They experience it mostly when they’re no longer learning new skills and being exposed to new responsibilities.
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8. Lack of Resources.

Imagine a fisherman without his fishing net. Regardless of how much he loves fishing, he will not get the job done if he isn’t provided with the tools he needs. Same goes to employees: not having enough tools demotivates them to provide quality performance.
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9. Bullying.

Bullying doesn’t only exist in schools or universities. In fact, bullying doesn’t always mean targeting a person through harming him/her physically. Sometimes it comes from the slightest gestures such as shaming, gossiping, and power tripping.
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10. Lack of Leadership.

Lastly, even the most motivated employee can feel uninterested and gloomy under the care of a bad leader. Employees lose their confidence and passion if their boss doesn’t make himself/herself a good example.
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If you’re experiencing 5 or many of these factors, then you’re likely to experience job dissatisfaction. But remember, quitting your job is not always the best option. Seek help from your boss, human resources, or career professionals to help you with the situation.


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