Unhappy workers

Posted May 11, 2011

Unhappy workers

53% of employees are unhappy at work, according to a recent survey. And three quarters of all workers plan to stay with their current company rather than look for a new job. With many people fearing redundancy or having to work harder for less reward, this is not surprising.

It also equates to a lot of disgruntled people, all trapped in the same building, desperately trying to get along with one another. Like Christmas Day with the family … … repeated every day of the year. Oh my, when you put it like that, it sounds like a recipe for disaster!

My family always manages a bust up in some form or another at Christmas. It usually results in someone flouncing off in a huff. You can’t do this in the workplace. Well, you could try but you’ll end up incurring the wrath of your boss. Your long suffering family, on the other hand, will think it’s just you being melodramatic AGAIN!

Nor can you declare that it's the last time you'll ever sit down at a table with them. That might sound alarmingly divisive in one of your family disputes but it’s not going to cut it in the office, especially if you share a desk with the very person(s) you find so offensive.

And as for resorting to drink in order to dull your senses, that’s ok at home. Falling asleep on a sofa half-way through a family Christmas doesn’t have any serious repercussions. But nodding off at your desk in work, half sozzled, will swiftly get you the sack.

With no sign of an economic upturn in sight, it looks as if Britain’s workers will be stuck in their hellish version of a family Christmas for a while longer. Aarrgghh!!!!

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