You are all too familiar with that Monday morning feeling; the moment your alarm screeches into your ear you are filled with resentment and disgruntlement. Heading to work every single day with these emotions running through your mind can be really debilitating over time and can really get in the way of your own financial plan. You want to go to work every day to make good money, but you don’t want to feel this low and depressed every time you step into the office. If you think your employer is letting you down then here are some of the classic signs.
1. Improper Care
If your employer is negligent and allows you to become injured whilst on the job, this is a sign that they have not been providing you with proper care. Whether you have a minor or major injury from your workplace you might want to find out how to file for workers compensation. You will be entitled to a payout, medical support and certain disability allowances, so don’t keep your injuries quiet. Let your employer know if you’ve been hurt somehow by your job.
2. Overlooking Your Skills
There is nothing more demoralizing than being ignored and overlooking during staff meetings on a regular basis. You know you have excellent skills and creative ideas to bring to the table, but nobody takes you seriously.
If you are always being put down for working hard, then it might be time to speak to your manager about the ongoing problem. They might be able to find a simple solution to make your work life easier and more enjoyable.
3. Paying You Less Than You Deserve
There is an ongoing issue in many workplaces at the moment about inconsistent and unfair pay amongst males and females. If you think you are being discriminated against then you need to take this up with your employer immediately. Similarly, if you put in a lot of extra hours in terms of overtime you should be getting your time reimbursed to you in the form of extra holiday or payments. Don’t allow your workplace to overlook your extra work and get the money and time you truly deserve; it’s a job, not a side hustle.
4. Offering No Perks or Opportunities
If you can’t see yourself working in your current job in a few years’ time, then there is a high chance it isn’t the right place for you to be right now. Start looking elsewhere for a job you enjoy and an employer that will value your skills and talents.
You deserve to wake up every morning and feel excited about your job and to be recognized, not run into that glass ceiling.
Instead of dragging yourself into the workplace every day it is time to take action and do something about it. Speak to your manager and openly discuss your feelings about your current role; they might be able to advise you on the next steps to take in order to overcome those negative feelings. The most important thing is that you are living a fulfilled and financially stable life, so don’t let your workplace drain your bank account. Get the money and treatment you deserve and gain career satisfaction quicker than ever.
5. Ignoring Work-Life Balance
Emails and calls at all hours of the day and night? Not allowed to take time off and use those paid vacation days? Your employer should respect work-life balance, so see what your employment contract to see what you’re entitled to. You need to take time off and if you have paid vacation days, you should have opportunities to use them.
6. Playing Favorites, i.e. Office Politics
Whether you’ve worked in a small business or large organization, your employer may exhibit favoritism or nepotism — family members, friends, spouses, and long-time employees may receive more favorable treatment. This is especially difficult if you believe that work should be meritocratic in nature.
7. Personality Conflicts
Culture is an important consideration. If you don’t like conflict or competition, then your personality might conflict with the culture of an organization that breeds competition. If you work for weak leaders who struggle to manage people and you like direction, your personality might always conflict with management.
You might hate going to work because you feel you’re in a rat race, but in reality, it’s a problem with your employer — problematic for those who love what they do, but don’t realize that it’s a conflict with the organization itself.