Over half of employees want to break up with their job
While many Brits are content with their love life this Valentine’s Day, new research has found that more than half of UK professionals are quickly falling out of love with their current job.
The research from CV-Library revealed that 55.6% of UK employees aren’t happy at work, while a staggering 42.6% of respondents cited quitting their job as the solution to their unhappiness.
The survey of 1,200 UK professionals quizzed workers about their feelings towards their current job and the main drivers for workplace dissatisfaction.
Not being paid enough was the highest contender for causing workplace unhappiness (42.9%), while 38.7% said that no room for progression dampened their mood towards turning up for work.
33.4% of respondents said that poor company culture was a major turn off and lethargic daily routines would encourage them to quit (22.1%).
Lee Biggins, Founder and CEO of CV-Library explained that it is normal for parts of a person’s job to irritate them. “However, if these grievances are making you dread going to the office in the morning, then get to the root of the problem.
“Set aside some time to work out whether it’s your career choice which is making you miserable, or just the environment that you’re in.”
Furthermore, over half of UK professionals believe that it is time for them to start looking for a new role if they are so unhappy at work. Yet, 56.1% explained that workers are keen to give up their jobs far too easily.
This is why Biggins says that workers wanting to quit their jobs should really think it through before quitting.
He added: “Especially if you’ve just started a new position, as it can take months to really settle into a routine. Alternatively, if you’ve spent years at a job and are bored of routine, then try switching things up. Although some parts of your job may be out of your control, create opportunities for yourself. Seeking out new responsibilities could even lead to a promotion!”