As my favorite author, Liz Ryan said in the title above.She pointed many factors of why many people hate their jobs.
1. They are not respected as people at work. They are viewed as production units, rather than valued collaborators. Or as a money making machine instead of technologists who can think, analyze and reach a conclusion to give the result of let say ultrasound exam to the radiologists that sits in a back dark room all day reading films, while the clerk keeps adding cases because the manager told her so. Stress point.
2. They don’t have the right tools, equipment, information and basic operational requirements they need to do their job. When they ask for tools or guidance they get yelled at or ignored. What kind of company would impede its employees’ ability to do their jobs, then get mad at them for asking? I noticed that in so many companies overseas and in the middle east.Stress point
3. Their employer disregards their personal life and has no compassion for their obligations outside of work. Almost in every clinic and medical center, they do not have time for team trip, picking, BBQ, or offer and professional help to staff. Stress point
4. Their immediate supervisor is a tyrant, unqualified for their job, or both.Drive you crazy, suck the life out of the place. Stress point
5. They are tired of being lied to. Then the most valuable most energetic technologist start to be silent and less productive, and that when the company starts losing the real talents. Stress point
6. They have no visibility into the future and no confidence their leaders will do the right thing, either from a business standpoint or a human standpoint. They have no security in their job. Stress point
7. They are tired of dealing with the politics in their workplace, gossip, backstabbing, overworked, always pointed fingers at. Stress point
8. They are underpaid and overworked.This is the reality of the workplace in Canada. Stress point
9. They go to work every day and push a rock uphill, trying in vain to get a forward motion on their projects. They’re tired of pushing. They don’t have new ultrasound machines or tech-friendly machines that decrease muscular injuries.Most sonographers have joints and muscles injuries and they work with pain daily and under stress.
10. They have to watch every word they say and every move they make, because the knives are out and they could get in trouble, or get fired, for almost any reason. Instead of working with the friendly place, a place where the leaders can teach you and guide you, place where you feel that you are somebody and not just a number.
70 % of the employees hate their jobs and they don’t have any other option, according to Forbes
Once you realize that you’re wasting your time working for the wrong people, you’ve taken a big step forward. You don’t have to quit your job tomorrow or launch into a job search just yet. The next step is to reflect on what you want to do next, and the best answer is not “I’ll look at job ads and apply for every job I see!”
You deserve a job that celebrates you, not one that merely tolerates you. Take the time to choose your next job (or next career path) not just in order to escape your present situation, but to improve your working life and advance your career.
Change is almost never easy — but you’ll be very happy you made the decision to step into something new, once you’ve done it.
The stress of returning to work and the start of a long week would seem like reason enough to dread Monday mornings. But can the stress of that cursed first day of the week also pose a hazard to your heart?
In several studies of various populations over the years, scientists have found that deaths from heart attacks follow a pattern during the week. They occur at their lowest rates on weekends, jump significantly on Mondays, then drop again on Tuesdays.
The most recent study to examine this trend was published last year in The European Journal of Epidemiology, based on an analysis of several previous studies in different countries.
It found that the risk of a heart attack was about 20 percent greater on Mondays for adult men, and 15 percent greater for adult women.
But while most researchers have blamed the stress of returning to work for the increased risk, a few studies have suggested that additional factors may be involved.
In the study, researchers analyzed data from over 156,000 hospital admissions for a heart attack over seven years. They discovered a few surprising differences in heart attack timing.
When looking at the day of the week, the most heart attacks occurred on Mondays and the least on Saturdays. In fact, the risk of heart attack was 11 percent higher on Mondays than control days, which the researchers defined as Tuesdays through Fridays.
Young, working people seemed most vulnerable to the Monday increase—their risk of heart attack was 20 percent higher on the first day of the workweek.
And when looking at months, December was most risky, while July logged the least number of heart attacks. Relatedly, summer vacations in July were safer for the heart than winter holidays like Christmas and New Year’s.
It’s also possible that the Monday spike could be due to delays seeking care over the weekend, the researchers believe. But when they adjusted the data to take into account the timing of symptom onset the results still remained significant—suggesting that high and low-stress timing does play a role in heart attacks.
The worse thing that almost all the clinics, medical center, diagnostic imaging never offer any stress management help, anger management course, they just tell you to go take a vacation, go sleep and rest etc and they forget that stress management is a science, an illness, and can be deadly.
Be kind to your workers, nurses, diagnostic and treatment technologists and all other workers out theirs. Treat them as people, know their names, and touch their lives by one act of kindness at a time as when a person dies from stress on Monday his family will die with him from sadness and stress, his gift and talent to the society will vanish because of something that we didn’t offer and that is a stress management .
Steve Ramsey, Ph.D. -Public Health
Calgary – Alberta – Canada