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Four Secrets to Liking Your Work
You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want Edward G. Muzio - Deborah
J. Fisher, PhD - Erv Thomas, PE
Financial Times Press, February 2008 (Buy it here
-- See media samples here)
Do you dread the first day of your work
Do you wish you could make your job better?
Do you dream of quitting and never returning?
Do you want to change jobs but fear ending up somewhere worse?
If so, this book and website are for you!
the Four Secrets to Liking Your Work Book Brief
on BNET/CBS Interactive! It's Four Secrets in Seven
You are not alone
More than three quarters of US workers are looking for a new job,
because they don't like what they do.* And the problem isn't
limited to the US, although that's where it may be the worst. The
world is flat, and we hear stories of Monday Morning Dread from around
the world. One European study suggests that in some countries of
the EU, job dissatisfaction plagues up to a third of the workers.**
If you're in the
US, imagine a room
filled with 10 of your coworkers. Whatever they do and whatever their
rank, odds are that seven of them don’t like their jobs. Do you
know which ones? Are you one of them?
In fact, studies
suggest that one of those 10 is actively working against the company. If
you are trying to be productive, that person is actively working against
Imagine a work life so compelling that if you
won the lottery, it would change your bank
account balance but not your daily routine.
Stop the Suffering
This trend is terrible! It's detrimental to the people doing the work
they hate, and disruptive for the companies they work for. It's damaging
to the families and children of the unhappy workforce, and
counterproductive for the economy as a
whole. It's even bad for the contented minority who like their jobs, because
they are surrounded by miserable coworkers and "misery loves company."
Start the Solution
This is not a stop-whining-fast program inflicted on you by
someone else. It's also not a program of denial, closing your eyes
and imagining a better world. Liking Your Work is about you
doing what you can to make your work life better.
Imagine for a
moment that you looked forward to going to work. Imagine work that was
fun, engaging, and felt more like recreation and less like…well, work!
Imagine thinking, “I can’t believe I get paid for this.”
If this sounds good, you have come to the right place!
*Multiple sources, e.g. SHRM, DataDome
**European Community Household Panel, adapted by Bauer, T.K., 2004