Are You Happy At Your Job?
I was sitting at work here at the radio station today thinking to myself about how much I love what I do. Sure, radio isn't always just about being on the air playing music and making people laugh.
There's a lot of 'back-end' that goes into making this whole thing happen. Everything from programming to writing- lots and lots of writing to conference calls and paperwork. And even though some of those things don't sound like the most fun, it all balances out to be a really enjoyable career.
Are you happy at your job? If you're not, don't feel bad. According to 2013 data released by Gallup only 13 percent of employees are "engaged" in their jobs, or emotionally invested in their work and focused on helping their organizations improve.
The data, which is based on nationally representative polling samples in 2011 and 2012 from more than 140 countries, show that 63 percent are "not engaged"—or simply unmotivated and unlikely to exert extra effort—while the remaining 24 percent are "actively disengaged," or truly unhappy and unproductive.
Maybe it's your surroundings, your coworkers or just your job in general. But if you are one of the millions who is disengaged and unhappy at work, find a way to fix it! We spend far too much time in our lives working to be unhappy.