This is the age people start hating work
Work begins to lose its luster at age 35, according to a survey of UK employees, with one in six workers older than 35 saying they were unhappy at the office. (That’s more than double the number of unhappy workers under 35.) In many cases, work and life begin to change around this age: Employees may experience stress from high-ranking positions (or, conversely, not reaching career goals), and cost of living and work-life balance both shift with family obligations. Another recent study in the US found that the workplace itself could be taxing; nearly one in five face a hostile or threatening work environment, and only 38% of workers say their job offers good opportunities for advancement (and that shrinks for older employees). Quote taken from #Hating Work
Happiness is Being Accepted and Appreciated at Work. For many of us, we dreamed of doing something else other than what we do for a vocation. Much like the aspiring actress, waiting tables, or bartending, while waiting for that big break, many of us are really skilled at something else, other than what they do at their jobs every day.
Certainly work has changed over recent years. More and more workers are retrained into careers that they may have never considered before. After the economic downturn in 2007, workers are ever more likely to be in jobs they don’t like. People are encouraged to take any job, and are working for a check, basically.
Where is the Happiness in working in a job or career that you do not enjoy? Moreover, if your coworkers make work more difficult for you to do, how do you find the happy in that?
Reinventing yourself is a tradition that happens to workers as they age, anyway. It is good to look at your skillset, and find things that you are really good at. Over time, try your hand at the various skills. Hone your skills with focused training in those specialty areas. Be flexible, and willing to try new careers.
Will everyone fit in at every company? Probably not. Personalities may clash, at one company, where the same individual will fit right in at a different company. Be willing to find the right place for you. Ask friends, and family. Apply to new places. Even though it may take a while to do so, finding employment that is enriching because of acceptance is worth the extra searching.