5 Most Miserable Careers In America

If you happily get out of bed every morning for work, you’re one of the lucky ones — not everyone is satisfied with their current job, says a published by CareerBliss. The company identified the unhappiest jobs based on more than 100,000 employee-generated reviews between February 2011 and January 2012. Here are the top 5 jobs that make workers’ lives miserable.

1. Security Officer

Average salary: $29,641
Bliss Score: 3.510/5

“People might think that the work environment security guards often face, such as working late hours alone at night, would be what contributes to unhappiness,” Matt Miller, the chief technology officer at CareerBliss told Smith. “However, our data shows that growth opportunities and lack of rewards in this field is what affected the overall sentiment around this type of job. Work environment scored relatively high.”

2. Registered Nurse

Average salary: $43,663
Bliss Score: 3.595/5

“Nurses . . . have more issues with the culture of their workplaces, the people they work with and the person they work for,” Golledge says.


3. Teacher

Average salary: $43,663
Bliss Score: 3.595/5

CareerBliss’ chief executive Heidi Golledge told Smith: “CareerBliss has found through our research that teachers appear to be quite happy with their work and their co-workers. However, the rewards for their work, lack of support and lack of opportunities to be promoted counteract many of the good parts of the job.”

4. Sales Engineer

Average salary: $71,283
Bliss Score: 3.636/5

Smith reports that these engineers don’t appreciate the “lack of growth opportunities, company’s culture, compensation and support.”

5. Product Manager

Average salary: $81,865
Bliss Score: 3.648/5

Smith says that these workers “voiced unhappiness with the range of growth opportunities, compensation, company culture and support.”

How about you — are you unhappy with your current job? Would you stick with the careers mentioned above despite the challenges? Share your most miserable career moments with us via the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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Things That Make Your Officemates Dislike You

Your co-workers are judging you. Beneath a veneer of professional collegiality, they’re taking note of the mess on your desk, how loudly you chew, even your word choices. To avoid negative judgments from your co-workers, experts advise avoiding the following behaviors:

Sucking up to the boss 

The boss’s pet who ingratiates himself at the expense of his co-workers incites negative judgments, said Meredith Haberfeld, a New York-based executive and career coach. Trying to take work from your colleagues, or take too much , are also bad moves.

Negativity 

The occasional bit of gossip can relieve stress. Too much can make you look bad. According to a 2011 Monster.com survey, respondents reported that among their co-workers’ impolite behaviors, gossiping “ticked them off,” along with texting during meetings, being too loud and leaving a mess. Employees also are judged when they interrupt colleagues, or ignore or discount others’ ideas. Complaining about “inappropriate” behavior that is, at worst, slightly off is also a problem.


Messiness

Messiness, particularly in communal areas and shared workspaces, can breed negative judgments. According to a recent survey from staffing and consulting firm Adecco, a majority of respondents said people are most productive when their workspace is clean, though some view messiness as a sign of being busy, and others see it as an indication of laziness.

Poor cubicle etiquette

In offices with few doors and lots of cubicles, etiquette with regard to odors and noise is important. But a loud talker may be the top offender.

Not fitting in

It’s important to fit into an office’s culture. That can include how you dress, and what you say. There’s also a code of conduct for email. “Maybe someone is overly brusque, or is always putting urgent or cc’ing everything,”  Charles Purdy, senior editor at jobs site Monster.com, said. “Bcc is almost always a dangerous idea. Transparency is important—it prevents you from seeming sneaky. If you are bcc’ing someone to get someone else in trouble, you are being the office jerk.”

What are other factors that make you dislike a co-worker? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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