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

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

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

Why Do Filipino Employees Feel Job Dissatisfaction?

1. Unrecognized Efforts

No matter what they do and how much they’ve achieved, they still don’t get the recognition they deserve.  A source of job dissatisfaction of employees is when their efforts go rather 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. This kind of job dissatisfaction is sometimes caused by the situation. It’s easy to say, “Don’t mind them. You just have to keep going and work hard alone.” Yet, you’ll never know the horror of working with the 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 a worse cause of job dissatisfaction? Their favorites can get away with almost anything, and the “less favored” ones are the scapegoats of their wrongdoings.
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4. Greater Opportunities Outside

Job dissatisfaction isn’t only triggered by situations or people inside the office. External factors play a part, as well. It’s all fun and games until they find out that the same career they’re in right now has greater opportunities in another company. Therefore, they suddenly feel sorry for themselves to the extent that they question their purpose as professionals.
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5. Job Burnout.

Ah, the king of all reasons! Employees who work in retail, manufacturing, and BPO industries are often victims of job burnout. They realize they’re no longer happy with their job, as it makes them sleepless, stressed, and even depressed. At length, the more tired they are, the more they realize the job just wasn’t for them.
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6. Wage and Benefits Dissatisfaction.

It may sound greedy, but let’s admit it: wages and benefits play an important role in our career. When employees sense their pay and privileges aren’t as competitive as their efforts, they lose their interest to work their best.
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7. Career Stagnation.

Without goals, no one grows. Hence, job dissatisfaction also occurs when professionals don’t feel challenged anymore. In particular, they experience it most when they’re no longer learning new skills and facing 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 won’t get the job done if he doesn’t get the tools he needs. Same goes with employees: not having enough tools demotivates them to give their best 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 by harming him/her physically. At times, it comes from the slightest gestures such as shaming, gossiping, and power tripping.
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10. Lack of Leadership.

Last, even the most motivated employee can feel uninterested and gloomy under the care of a bad leader. Besides, employees lose their confidence and passion if their boss doesn’t make himself/herself a good example.
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Otherwise, if you’re experiencing 5 or many of these factors, then you’re likely to going through job dissatisfaction. But remember, quitting your job is not always the best option. In the same way, ask help from your boss, human resources department, or other career professionals to help you with the situation.

References: JobStreet.com, JustPayroll.ph