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The misery index CareerBliss.com recently released its new list of the "Unhappiest Jobs in America," based on analysis from more than 100,400 employee-generated reviews between February 2011 and January 2012. Employees were asked to rate 10 factors that affect workplace happiness, including one's relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks and control over the work one does on a daily basis.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by RedGolem
I used to love my job as a teacher. Working with young kids, impacting and changing lives...what a wonderful career and legacy.
Things have changed. Maybe teaching requires so much sacrifice, is so emotionally draining, that it sucks the happiness right out of you. Maybe reading constant criticism from all fronts drags you down. I don't know.
I think teaching is one of the most misunderstood professions out there. I am a teacher because I care about children and want to make a difference. Yet how many anti-education threads do we see on ATS daily? A constant barrage of ridicule and scorn.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by RedGolem
With the exception of Security Officer, all of those jobs require a formal and ongoing education. They need this ongoing education to stay current and boost their chances of moving up in their careers.
This adds to a already stressful life as bills pile up. For example, I know the school teachers in my district are paid quite well, but they still have to dip into their wallets for school supplies, both for themselves and the students. A teacher in the same position in the City of Cleveland school district gets paid significantly less, yet has to do the same.
Why is this happening? The Teachers Union leadership has some explaining to do in my opinion. I know that taxes play a part, but they do not constitute the whole ball of wax.
The Security position is a crappy job. You must secure a building or site and yet can get fired for doing just that. And the pay is not good either. Caveat: The Maritime Security contractors do get paid well, but they are never home either.
I love my job. It doesn't require a whole lot of brain power, but it does require a strong body and strong work ethic. And the pay is quite good as well.
As far as I am concerned, the company pays me to work out, which is a whole lot better than me paying a gym to get the same thing.