As newspaper business sections have shrunk or disappeared, I’ve taken to reading the website 24/7 Wall Street for news about the economy. Today the website features an interesting story on the top 10 states where people hate going to work. It’s also a national problem. The article cites a Gallup Poll which claims that less than a third of Americans are engaged in their work. So it seems that most American are unhappy at work.
Many clients come to me because they feel disengaged and want to find a new job or change careers. Being happy at work is usually not an accident. People who are happy at work know what they want to do and find a place where they can do it. This kind of job search takes time and patience. Too many people scramble to find any job. Then they are miserable. Be fair to yourself. Find a job that makes you happy.